The school was founded in 1979 by Late (Barr.) Juni and Irene Menakaya. Both were University of London-trained Legal practitioner and educationist respectively. The school was opened with a significant objective on the child’s worth position in the home, school and society. Hence, the motto of the school is “My Child is my Pride”.
The Irene Menakaya Nursery and Primary School is situated at the school property, No. 3, Technical College Road, G.R.A. Extension and behind the Onitsha North Local Government Secretariat. The environment is serene.