Top 10 Secondary Schools in Nigeria

10 Best Secondary Schools in Nigeria

The top 10 secondary schools in Nigeria is compiled following standard of teaching facilities, qualification and expertise of teachers, learning environment, outcome of previous students, WAEC results and so much more. Please remember the title is top 10 secondary schools in Nigeria rather than 10 best secondary schools in Nigeria.  If you fill there is a school that should have made our list, please kindly let us know.


Loyola Jesuit College

Loyola Jesuit College tops the list as number one. It is run by The Society for Jesus and has related schools worldwide. The vision is founded on that of St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. All Jesuits colleges worldwide have Linked Alumni both internationally and regionally and share all development programmes. In its similarities, each school has a unique feature of fitting into the environment it is established. All materials including its mission statement represents Jesuits and Nigeria.

Atlantic Hall

It maintains a population of approximately 600 students. It is a co- educational secondary school and is located close to the Atlantic Ocean. They have fixed their goal on the academic standards of each child and strive to bring out the best in each of them. Its curricula are rounded and promote educational and non- educational attainment.


Vivian Fowler Memorial Girls College

This secondary school was established in 1991 to promote the advancement of women through quality education. It equips its girls with the skills to perform and cope with life as a whole both in the university and marketplace. Its curriculum balances both academic and leadership lifestyle within and outside the classroom.


Lumen Christi International High School, Uromi Edo State

Established in 1986 by  then Archbishop of Benin Dr. P. E. Ekpu ,Lumen Christi emerged National Best School in WASSCE 2012, this is for the third time beating off Loyola Jesuit college. The school seeks to fulfil the church’s mission as teachers, sanctifiers and leaders.


Olashore International School, Ijesha Lagos State

It is a private school with boarding facilities. It offers a wide range of subjects for both junior and senior secondary school. To be admitted to this secondary school students have to write an entrance examination, if successful they will proceed for an interview. The entrance examination is on Mathematics, English language, Basic science and General Aptitude.


St Gregory’s College, Ikoyi Lagos State

This secondary school has produced Best of Distinguish Gentlemen and Women in all works of life and is known internationally. The school also ranks high in sports and games at the secondary school level and ranks among the top 10 best secondary schools in Nigeria.


Corona Secondary School, Agara Ogun State

This secondary school is a residential, co-education school. Its curriculum allows students to study and prepare for NECO, WAEC and international IGCSE qualifications. The school is located at Agbara estate which is very peaceful and home-like so students can learn away from the streets. They have sporting facilities for football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, badminton and athletics.   Arts, music and drama also thrive in the school. Fully equipped laboratories, with smart boards and projectors, it has produced excellent results in the WAEC examinations and international examinations.


Grange Schools, Ikeja Lagos State

With forty eight years experience in nurturing and training future leaders, Grange schools rank number 8 on our top 10 secondary schools in Nigeria. It offers British curriculum, has outstanding academic achievements. It has attractive learning environment, skilled and well trained staff and a historical tradition of over fifty years.


The Capital Science Academy, Abuja

It occupies over 22 hectares of land just at the outskirts of the FCT Abuja. It takes its students frequently for excursions around the country, participation in competitions. Admission to this school requires passing the entrance examination. However it has a limit to the age of student it admits into junior secondary school, they have chosen not to admit primary school aged students into junior secondary.


Nigerian-Turkish International College

Established in 1998 to foster the relationship between Turkey and Nigeria in education, the head school is located in Abuja but has about fifteen branches all over Nigeria. It is science oriented and places more emphasis on Science subjects like Physics, Biology, and Chemistry etc.


In 2008 it produced the best Mathematics student in Africa. Since its establishment it has won over a hundred and fifty medals and awards. Some of their secrets to such great success are:   Tedious but distinctive teachers, teachers are regularly tested and updated, exceptional students get full scholarship, firm teacher- student relationship, students have easy access to teachers and principal at any time, students involved in international competitions are camped in school even during holidays to monitor their preparation and most of all moral and character development.


This is our top 10 secondary schools in Nigeria; you can also make a list of your own top 10 secondary schools in Nigeria if you did not agree with our list.


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    Feb 06. 2013

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    Feb 06. 2013

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    Mar 10. 2015

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    Nov 25. 2015

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  9. Abi Samad

    Feb 23. 2016

    i would like a like a list of top 10 pre-schools in lagos state. Thank you.

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