Secondary Schools

5 Qualities of Good Secondary Schools in Nigeria

Many parents think that the only factor for determining the best secondary schools in Nigeria is the overall performance of the schools in WAEC results. As this might look true on the surface, the performance of schools in WAEC is not the only thing determining the best secondary school for your children.

There are other things you need to look for in a school that will significantly contribute to your child’s overall success in life.

Adequate professional teachers

Best secondary schools in Nigeria employ professional teachers to teach their students. You can’t just take your child to a secondary school where the highest certificate possessed by their teachers is an Ordinary National Diploma (OND). Schools with only secondary school leavers and OND graduates are what I usually call a “mushroom secondary school.”

Every teacher needs skills before being qualified to teach, mentor, motivate, and inspire your child to learn.

Job satisfaction by the teachers

A teacher who is not well paid and taken care of cannot deliver maximally on his/her job. Teachers earning a poor salary are often inefficient, which may directly impact your child’s academic performance. For this reason, it is essential as a parent to know whether the teachers in the school you are taking your child are happy.

A good number of secondary schools in Nigeria can boast of stable teachers because their teachers leave due to poor working conditions and lack of job satisfaction.

Conducive environment for learning

One of the good qualities of the best secondary schools in Nigeria is that the number of students in a class is not more than 30. The reason is that the school owner wants an environment where learning can be easily facilitated. Also, the number of students per teacher is between 10 -15.

Among other things that the schools possess are a well-ventilated classroom, good chairs and tables for students, a good and functional library equipped with books, a clean environment, a well-equipped sickbay, etc.

Extra-curricular activities are encouraged in the schools

The schools engage their students in sporting activities, educative games, cultural activities, excursions, debates, quizzes, etc. These activities help boost your child’s overall performance and prepare them fully for the future.

A record of excellent performance in WAEC, IGCSE, JAMB

One thing you can’t take away from the best secondary schools in Nigeria is their excellent performance in WAEC, IGCSE, NECO, JAMB, etc. Consistently, their students perform well in all exams, both locally and internationally.

Any school that fully satisfies the abovementioned points will produce outstanding students. Note that the tuition fees of some of these school are high but i can assure you that you will get values for your money.

Read: 5 Benefits of Parent-Teacher Relationship

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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