In his lifetime, Theodore Grant Glover, probably could have never imagined that his name would become one synonymous with education in the Bahamas. But it did. It was his commitment to education, which is memorialised in the T.G. Glover Primary School, named in his honour and memory.
Mr. T. G. Glover, who joined the Board of Education as a monitor in 1924, has been appointed Education Officer of the Education Department, effective from September 30, 1961.
In a Friday Press release Director of Education Mr. T.P. Lightbody said the Governor-in-Council has approved the appointment, which was recommended by the Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Glover was posted to the Education Department as Acting Education Officer on August 21, 1961, and served throughout the 1961-1962 school year.
He was educated in Inagua public school and was a student in training for three years at the Government High School, where he obtained the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate. He also completed a one-year course in community work and agriculture at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
After serving at Inagua; Colonel Hill (Crooked Island) an Roses (Long Island), the 50 year old Inagua-born Education Officer was in 1943 appointed to the post of Headmaster of the Western Senior School. In 1955, he became Headmaster of Western Senior and Western Junior Schools. While he was in the post the number of pupils in his charge climbed from 500 to 1,650.
Nassau Guardian August 1962