Secondary Schools

Top 20 Secondary Schools In Nigeria (Federal And Private)

In Nigeria, there are more than 50 good secondary schools, including federal, state, and private secondary schools. The focus of this article is on the federal government secondary schools in Nigeria.

However, there is a need to talk extensively about this topic to educate my readers and parents/guardians who want to decide on the colleges they want their children to attend.

There are various criteria used for ranking these schools in Nigeria but I will mention some that top the chart in this article. These ranking factors include

  • Performance in WASSCE or NECO
  • Learning Environment
  • Teacher to students ratio
  • Quality of alumni
  • Performance in various competitions like Cowbellpedia, InterswitchSpark, MAN, etc
  • Quality of extra curricula activities

The above ranking factors are what distinguish good schools from bad ones and part of the qualities good schools possess.

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That said, Nigeria is blessed with colleges that provide quality education to their students and are always ranking at the top chart of best secondary schools in the country. Some of these schools include

Top Secondary Schools (Private and Federal)

The ranking below is in no particular order.

  • Loyola Jesuit College
  • FGA Suleja
  • Loyola Jesuit College, Gidan Mangoro, Karu-Karshi Road, Abuja
  • Kings’ College, Lagos
  • Grange Schools, Ikeja, Lagos Sate
  • Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State
  • Christ The King College, Onitsha
  • International School Ibadan UI
  • Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State
  • Olashore International High School, Iloko Ijesha, Oshun State
  • Oritamefa Baptist Model School
  • AirForce Secondary School Ibadan
  • Nigerian-Turkish International Academy, Abuja
  • Louisville Girl’s High School, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State
  • Lekki British International School
  • Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja
  • Day Waterman College, Ikoyi, Lagos
  • St Francis Catholic Secondary School, Oshodi, Lagos State, Nigeria

Moreover, it is important to point out some schools that are not listed above but they are worthy to be mentioned because of their top performance by their students in Cowbell mathematics competition. These schools are

Secondary Schools that have Won Cowbellpedia

One of the objective of this competition is to raise the standard of schools’ education through unbiased engaging tools that would promote sound education, using a holistic platform that is engaging, educative and entertaining. And the secondary schools below have shown a high level of qualities in the students they breed.

  • Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ogun State
  • Zionsfield Private School, Lagos State
  • Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State
  • Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja
  • Greater Tomorrow International College
  • Adeyemi Demonstration Secondary School, Ondo State
  • Halmark Secondary School, Ondo State
  • Emilis Academy, Calabar
  • Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Advanced Breed Group of Schools
  • Federal Government College Suleja
  • Ota Total Academy, Ogun State
  • Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha

All what I have discussed above is to provide a comprehensive article for you. The aim isn’t to digress from the major topic (best unity schools) but to help you on how secondary schools are ranked in Nigeria and to give a holistic view.

Best Federal Government Secondary Schools

According to the performance report released by the West African Examination Council and the analysis done by PremiumTimesNg, the school below perform excellently well among the 104 unity federal colleges. The list below is not in any particular order.

  • Federal Government Girls’ College, Benin City
  • Federal Government Girls’ College, Kazaure
  • Federal Government College, Robuchi
  • Federal College Academy, Suleja
  • Federal Government College, Okigwe
  • Federal Government College, Nise&
  • Federal Government College, Ijanikin
  • Federal Government College, Okposi
  • Federal Government College, Ikole-Ekiti
  • Federal Government Girls college, Efon-Alaye
  • King’s College
  • Federal Government College, Odogbolu
  • Federal Government College, Ogbomoso
  • Federal Government College, Ikirun
  • Federal Government College, Enugu
  • Federal Government College, Port Harcourt
  • Federal Government College, Kaduna

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Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.

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