Top 200 Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria (Updated List) 2024

Nigeria is blessed with some of the best brains in the world at large, not because we are among the most technologically advanced countries in the field of education or because the best secondary schools in Nigeria can compete with other high schools or colleges in Europe but we are just naturally talented, Nigeria is a blessed country humanly and economically, it is just that corruption has eaten so deep even into the ministry of Education.

Its been argued that Nigerian students in diaspora are always rated among the the top 5 best students in their various disciplines and there are reasons for these which we will be discussing in the cause of this post hence you are required to go through carefully and check out the facts, figures and criteria for coming up with the list of top 20 best secondary schools in Nigeria.

Tell me, if you were to be presented with a list of 200 best secondary schools in Nigeria and requested to select the best amongst the list, what would be your criteria or sense of judgement for pinpointing and concluding that the one you select is the best secondary school in Nigeria? Would it be based on what you have head about the school? will you based your selection criteria on the high tuition fee since most schools are termed good because of the cost of their school fees in Nigeria, or would you based your judgement on the academic performance or achievements of the school? to be honest with you, this can be a daunting task if not well researched.

The Landmass of Nigeria is 923,763 km² with a population size of approximately 191million people and of this number, more than 60% are illiterates, that is, they cannot read and write which invariably means only 76 million Nigerians are educated according to statistics hence it is assumed the current 76million Nigerians made up of the poor, rich and super rich have their kids enrolled in any of the 7,148 approved secondary schools in Nigeria according to the National Bureau of Statistics. This figure is enormous thereby making the right choice a big deal for parents and guardians.

Since we know choosing the best school in Nigeria can be tricky, we have come up with the following criteria for justifying why the under-listed schools be rated as the top 200 best secondary schools in Nigeria to enroll your wards if you have the funds.

Since there are so many secondary schools in Nigeria, it would be unfair list all the secondary schools as it would be too clumsy, if you need the list of all secondary schools in Nigeria you could visit the NBS website or Federal ministry of education website for further clarifications.

Much has been said about facts and figures as regards secondary schools in Nigeria, now we will give you the criteria for coming up with the list of the top 200 best secondary schools in Nigeria. Upon carrying out our research we found out that majority of the top 200 best secondary schools in Nigeria are based in Lagos that is why if you check out the top 100 secondary schools in Lagos, you will find majority of them among the list of top 200 best schools in Nigeria.

Criteria For Ranking The 200 Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria

  1. Good track record of academic performances for academic competitions within Nigeria and beyond the shores.
  2. Their pass rates in their WAEC and NECO results. Though many would say schools are in the habit of aiding their students, to the best of our knowledge, these claims are unfounded and are of no effect.
  3. The schools fall within the acceptable ratio of teacher to student of 1:30, that is, 1 teacher to a maximum of 30 students.
  4. Awards won by the school in various inter-school and international quiz competitions.
  5. The quality and qualification of teachers in the school
  6. Serene learning environment, of course you cannot build a school where there are factories because of noise pollution from generating sets and machines for production.
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Top 200 Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria (Updated List) [year] 1

List of Top 200 Best Secondary Schools In Nigeria

  1.  Loyola Jesuit College
  2. Africa International College, Kaura District (Aic)
  3. Bristol Academy
  4. British Nigerian Academy
  5. The Bells, Ota, Ogun State
  6. Atlantic Hall
  7. Capital Science Academy, Kuje, Abuja
  8. Marist College Yangoji
  9. Model Secondary School, Maitama
  10. Nigeria Ghana International College, Kuje Abuja
  11. Louisville Girls Secondary School, Old Kutunku, Gwagwalada, Abuja
  12. Nigerian Turkish International College, Abuja
  13. Noble Height College, Karu Site Abuja
  14. Catherina International Academy, Dutse Alhaji Abuja
  15. Christ Academy International School Gwagwalada, Abuja
  16. STEE High School, 5th Avenue, Festac Town
  17. St Jude’s Private Secondary School, Festac Town Lagos.
  18. Christ The King College, Gwagwalada
  19. Dove Prime International Schools, Orozo, Abuja
  20. Doveland International School, Wuse Ii, Abuja
  21. Federal Government Boys’ College, Garki Abuja
  22. Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja
  23. Federal Government Girls College Bwari
  24. The Regent School, Maitama, Abuja
  25. White Plains British School, Jabi, Abuja
  26. The Regents Secondary School, Mabushi, Abuja
  27. Brainfield Secondary School, East – West Rd., Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  28. University Demonstration Secondary School, University Of Port-harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  29. Norwegian International School, Woji Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  30. Cedar Mount International School,New Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  31. Graceland International School, Liberation Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  32. Greenoak International School, G.r.a Phase 3,, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  33. Emarid College: Emilio Piazza Memorial School: EPMS was founded by Paul Amrasa on 15 September 1996. EPMS is a mixed school that is, a mixture of male and female students. The school has a population of approximately 600 pupils and made up of 27 classroom and 45 teachers. The school has a track record for excellence academic performance that is what it is rated among one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria.The Principal of EPMS is Mr Peter Ighofowe.
  34. Children International School Lekki (CIS)
  35. Plot 8, Funke Zainab Usman Street, Lekki Phase 1, Nigeria
  36. Meadow Hall Education
  37. Grange
  38. Greenfield Comprehensive School
  39. Cayley College
  40. Chrisland Schools Opebi Ikeja
  41. National College Gbagada: Gbagada, Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria
  42. Adrao International School – Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  43. Queen Diana International Schools, Abule Egba, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  44. Avi-Cenna International School, G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  45. Caleb International College Ikosi GRA, Magodo, Kosofe, Lagos, Nigeria
  46. Dowen College, Lekki Peninsula Phase 1, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  47. Wellspring College Omole Estate Phase 2, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  48. Loral International Schools Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria
  49. Cambridge College, G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  50. Atlantic Hall, Lekki-Epe, Express way, Lagos
  51. Roshallom International Secondary School, Gowon Estate, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  52. Radiance High School, 4th Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos
  53. Alpha Comprehensive College, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  54. Jextoban Secondary School, Ibadan Street, Kosofe, Lagos, Nigeria
  55. Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  56. Stars International School, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  57. Indian Language School, Ilupeju, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria
  58. Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  59. Springboard College, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  60. The Learning Field Secondary Schools, Close 31, Satellite town Lagos.
  61. Fountain Height International College, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  62. Datforte International School, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos, Nigeria
  63. Greensprings School, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  64. Cedar College, Ipaja, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  65. Pacey Manuel School, Oke Odo, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  66. First Apex Schools, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos, Nigeria
  67. British International Senior School, Oniru Private Estate, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  68. Kings College, Catholic Mission St, Nigeria
  69. Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
  70. King’s High School, Satellite Town, Lagos
  71. Dansol High School, Acme Crescent, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  72. Mighty Oaks Comprehensive College, Ipaja, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  73. St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  74. Jesilo High School, Okun-Ajah Road, Ikota, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  75. Caleb International College, Lekki Phase I, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  76. Tunwase High School, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  77. Primetouch College, Obadore, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
  78. Evaton Comprehensive College, Abule Egba, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  79. Standard Foundation College, Hill Top Estate, Ori-Okuta, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  80. Oriwu Senior Model College, Ikorodu-Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  81. Nigerian Navy Secondary School (NNSS), Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
  82. ABS College, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
  83. Lagos City Senior College, Sabo Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  84. Mobolaji Bank Anthony Junior High School, Sabo Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  85. DIS Academy, Isolo, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
  86. Strides Towers College, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  87. Great Anchor Secondary School, Agbede, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  88. Badore Community Junior Secondary School, Badore, Ajah, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
  89. Birrel Avenue Senior High School, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  90. Ronik Comprehensive School, Ejigbo, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
  91. Cambridge International School, Airport road
  92. Rhemalisa International School, Asaba, delta State
  93. Golden Crest Academy, Ugheli Expressway Emede Isoko South
  94. Merit Mixed Secondary School, Sapele Warri Road, Delta state
  95. Graceville International School Umuagu, Asaba
  96. Dayspring Christian School, Along DSC Expressway Warri, Delta state.
  97. Regent International School, Refinery Road, Warri
  98. Santa Maria International School, Old Benin Asaba Road, Ogwashiukwu, Delta state
  99. Danglad International Schools – Calabar
  100. Assurance Secondary Commercial School, Eta Agbor. Calabar
  101. Federal Airport Authority Secondary School
  102. Surefoot American International School – Calabar
  103. High School, International School, Calabar
  104. Faith Academy, Gowon Estate
  105. Federal Government College Ogbomoso
  106. Government College, Ibadan
  107. Ibadan Grammar School
  108. International School Ibadan
  109. Loyola College, Ibadan
  110. Olivet Baptist High School
  111. Edo College, Murtala Mohammed Way, Benin City
  112. Federal Government College, Ibillo
  113. Federal Government Girls College, Benin City
  114. Federal staff school, Adjacent Uniben Gate, Benin City
  115. Federal Staff Secondary School, Benin City
  116. Word of Faith Schools Benin City, Edo State
  117. University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School
  118. St Mary Dedication British International Secondary School
  119. Phelim High School, Benin.
  120. Buddy Group of Schools, Off General Hospital Road, Uromi Edo State.
  121. Lumen Christi International School, Uromi, Edo state
  122. St. Maria Goretti Girls Grammar School, Benin city Edo State.
  123. St. John Bosco College, Ubiaja, Benin City
  124. Edo Boys High School, Benin
  125. Igueben Grammar School
  126. St. Angela’s Grammar School
  127. Holy Trinity Grammar School
  128. Our Lady of Fatimah Secondary School, Auchi, Edo State Nigeria
  129. St. Michael’s Anglican College  Kaduna, Kaduna Nigeria
  130. Zamani College, Waziri Maccido Road, Kaduna, Nigeria Kaduna
  131. Challawa Schools Guari Avenue, Barnawa, Kaduna Nigeria
  132. Excel Universal College Airforce Road, Kakuri, Kaduna South, Kaduna Nigeria
  133. Excel Universal College
  134. Jinie Schools Malawi Crescent North, Barnawa, Kaduna Nigeria
  135. Trinity College International Dabo Road, Naibawa, Kaduna South, Kaduna Nigeria
  136. Pine Crest School, Enugu
  137. Shalom Academy, Nsukka
  138. College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu
  139. St. Teresa’s College, Nsukka
  140. Mea Mater Elizabeth High School, Agbani
  141. Corner Stone School, Enugu
  142. Hill View High School, Enugu
  143. Our Lords Shepard International School, Enugu
  144. Seat of Wisdom School, Enugu
  145. Army Command Day Secondary School
  146. Adeyemo College, Ilorin /Katsina Road Marafa Estate, Kaduna, Nigeria
  147. Air Force Secondary School, Kaduna, NAF Base, Kaduna, Kaduna Nigeria
  148. Joy International College Kaduna-Abuja Express-Way, Kaduna
  149. Joy International College
  150. St. Michael’s Anglican Diocesan College
  151. Crescent International School, No4 Dorawa Road, Kano state Nigeria
  152. Lebanon School
  153. Green Field Secondary School, Kano State
  154. Prime College Kano State
  155. Sankoree International School, Kano State
  156. Excell College, Maiduguri road, Kano state
  157. Intercontinental School, Tarauni area-behind Hamza Abdullahi Street, Kano State
  158. First Grade Primary and Secondary Schools, UDB Road, Kano state
  159. Government Secondary School, Kano
  160. Regina Pacis Model Secondary School, Onitsha
  161. Agwu Boys High School, Anambra
  162. All hallow seminary, Anambra
  163. All saint Cathedral school, Anambra
  164. Amenyi Girls Secondary School, Anambra
  165. Amorji Primary school Umueze
  166. Archbishop Albert obiefuna sec
  167. Bishop Crowther Junior Seminar
  168. Boy Secondary School, Obosi, Anambra
  169. Boys secondary school Ogidi, Anambra
  170. boys secondary school ozubulu, Anambra
  171. Boys secondary school, Nnokwa, Anambra
  172. Boys Sec. Sch, Ojoto
  173. Boys secondary school Ovokko
  174. Boys Secondary School, Ogunka, Anambra
  175. Corona Secondary School, Gbagada Lagos
  176. Lagos State Model College
  177.  Lizben Private College, Surulere Village, Alagbado, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos, Nigeria
  178. Jetstar International School, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria
  179. Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls School, Sabo Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  180. Yaba College Of Tech. Staff School, Yaba Estate, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  181. Bimron Comprehensive College, Owode Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  182. Redeemer’s International Secondary Schoo, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  183. Dada El-Shaddai Comprehensive College, Alagunta Bus Stop, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  184. De Gloryland College, Ejigbo, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
  185. Jane-Nath College, Ipakodo, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  186. Bamaka International College. Abesan Estate, Ipaja, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  187. Brainstar International School, Okota, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
  188. Towergate Private Schools, Ipaja, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  189. Sunbeam Comprehensive College, Shasha Akonwojo, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  190. Franmich College, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  191. Ajasa Odualabe Comm. Junior High School
  192. Ulysses Private College, Isolo Road, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
  193. Premier International Schol, Kaduna
  194. Panaf Secondary School, Kaduna
  195. Highbrow Eisdom Schools
  196. Joy International College, Kaduna State
  197. Grays International College
  198. Leaders Model School Kaduna
  199. Katari Schools
  200. Busy Brain Academy, Kaduna state
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The above schools still retain the bragging rights as the best secondary schools in Nigeria as a whole, these schools have been carefully selected in almost the 36 states in Nigeria, of course the North East region where Boko haram has crippled educational activities have no business among the list of top 200 best secondary schools in Nigeria because most schools even in MMC (Maiduguri Metropolitan City) have all been brought down due to attacks.

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If your secondary school is not listed among the top 200 best secondary schools in Nigeria, that is not to imply it is not worth being among, we worked based on the data presented and available to us at the moment of compiling this list. hence our scope still has its limitations, however if you believe your alma-mata is worth being rated among the best secondary schools in Nigeria, share with us your reasons, which must contain the schools achievements in the last 3 to 5 years, their academic performance and photos of the school and we shall do our verification to confirm before adding it among the top 200 list of best secondary schools in Nigeria.

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