DMGS set to become richest school in Nigeria


By Our correspondent

Dennis Memorial Grammar School( DMGS) Onitsha in Anambra State is on the move to becoming the wealthiest secondary school in Nigeria, The RAZOR NEWSPAPER can authoritatively report

The school’s alumni association is aiming to raise $2.5 million for the school endowment, any time, soon.

DMGS Onitsha, founded in 1925, is the oldest grammar school in Igboland and one of the oldest secondary schools in the region.

In November 2025, the school will mark its 100th anniversary, and the alumni association is sparing no effort to make the event unforgettable.

They are mobilizing former students and their acquaintances to raise $2.5 million before the alumni celebration.

The purpose of the endowment fund is to provide a long-term solution to the school’s financial challenges. With these funds, the school will be self-sustainable without external support.

Remarkably, within a short period, they have managed to raise approximately $500,000, and there is a prospect of reaching the target before the 100th anniversary.

No other government-owned secondary school in Nigeria has ever raised such an impressive amount of money in its history.

The goal is for DMGS Onitsha to become Nigeria’s equivalent of Phillips Exeter Academy.

Phillips Exeter is the most well-endowed secondary school in the Nigeria where alumni association has raise more than 1 billion Dollars for the school.

When achieved in 2025, DMGS l will stand as Nigeria’s most well-endowed secondary school.

Dennis Memorial Grammar School Onitsha has produced distinguished individuals such as Professor Kenneth Dike, Professor Kodilinye, Professor Alexander Animalu,Prof Ilochi Okafor, SAN,Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi,Dr Prosper Igboeli, Dr Tim Menakaya, Professor Beze Adogu, and many more.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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