First Nigerian principal of Queen’s College dies at 95


The Queen’s College Old Girls Association (QCOGA) has just sent the statement below to PREMIUM TIMES announcing the death of Iphigernia Efunjoke Coker, the first Nigerian and longest serving principal of their alma mater.

The statement reads:

The President, Executive Commitee and members of the Queen’s College Old Girls Association (QCOGA) announce the passing on to glory of our dear mentor, Mrs Iphigernia Efunjoke Coker, MFR who died on Monday, December 23rd December at 5.30pm. at the age of 95, in Lagos, Nigeria.

The 9th and first Nigerian Principal of Queen’s College, Lagos since its inception in 1927, Mrs. Coker was the longest serving Principal of the school for 14 years, from 1963 to 1977.

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