The education system in Nigeria is facing challenges, especially as it has to do with quality of teaching, motivation of teachers, teaching facilities, and a good study environment. These challenges are faced more by public schools owned by various state governments, and a few unity schools. Private schools in Nigeria are making frantic efforts to maintain good standard of education which can measure up with what obtains in other parts of the world. But this often comes at an exorbitant price due to the high school fees charged by private schools in the country.
Here is a list of top most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria. Of course, these schools have facilities to show for the high fees and make no mistake, they are not for everyone. Only those who can afford such high fees send their kids to these schools. There are other affordable good schools you can send your kids to. But these ones have stood out as the most expensive in a bid to give top quality education to those whose parents can afford them. Checkout the list.
1. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LAGOS:
This is considered the most expensive secondary school in Nigeria. AISL, located behind 1004federal estate, Victoria Island Lagos, offers an American international program for all their students and runs a curriculum that is based on the United States national standard and is fully accredited through the council of international schools and middle state association.
Their school fee is paid strictly in dollars and when converted to naira it is over 5 million per year.
2. LEKKI BRITISH INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL:
This school is located around admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, was established in the year 2000 as the British school in Nigeria. It provides an international standard of education for its students in a condusive environment equipped with unarguably excellent facilities that justify their high tuition fees which is slightly above N4.M per year.
3. BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LAGOS:
Established in 2001 as a multinational English school, this is a well-equipped secondary school that uses the national curriculum for England that has been slightly modified for versatility.
Located at the land bridge avenue, oniru estate, Victoria Island Lagos, their students constitute quite a good number of foreigners and Nigerians. Their fees is a little above N4M.
4. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ABUJA:
This school has been operating since 1993. AISA is located at the cadastral zone, durumi area of the federal capital territory of Nigeria with students’ from different nationalities. Like its counterpart in lagos, it offers an American international program for its students with a fee of N4.3 million per year.
5. GRANGE HIGH SCHOOL LAGOS:
Provides qualitative British education at a very sophisticated level for its students. It is one of the few schools in Nigeria to e accredited by the United Kingdom independent association of preparatory schools. It is the second most expensive secondary school in Nigeria and is situated at the G.R.A ikeja, Laogs state with a fee of 4.5 Million naira per year.
6. LOYOLA JESUIT COLLEGE ABUJA:
L JC located in Abuja is one of the best schools in Nigeria, it was founded in 1996 and is operated under the supervision of the members of the society of Jesus.
It provides qualitative education to its students in a very conducive environment. Their fee is about 2.8 million naira per year.
7. DAY WATERMAN COLLEGE ABEOKUTA:
DWC is located in Abeokuta, the capital city of ogun state. It is a boarding school with top notch learning and recreational facilities.
The quality of education provided here is worth their tuition which is 3.7 million naira.
8. GREENSPRINGS SCHOOLS, LAGOS:
This school is a member of the international schools curriculum project, association of international schools in Africa and association for the advancement of international education.
The school well facilitated to equip her students with the best in Nigeria and to fit into international standards. The school fees is a little above N3M per year.
9. WHITEPLAINS BRITISH SCHOOLS ABUJA:
Located in Jabi area of the federal capital territory of Nigeria, this is one of the best when it comes to providing internal standards of education.
It runs with the British national curriculum and operates a teaching approach of Cambridge accreditation. The school fees here is 3.6 million naira.
10. MEADOW HALL, LAGOS:
Founded in 2002, meadow hall seeks to develop its students in all relevant areas and raising students who are passionate about learning. It is located in lagos-epe expressway in lekki and the fees is 3 million naira.
11. CHRISLAND COLLEGE, IKEJA:
Located in the capital of Lagos state, Chrisland College is equipped with facilities required to create a comfortable learning environment for an average child, a visit to the school premises will leave you impressed. Their students pay about 2 million naira per year.
12. CORONA SECONDARY SCHOOL, AGBARA. OGUN STATE:
Is a world class school that grooms and equips her student to sit and qualify for all classes of examinations. School fees here is also over 2 million naira per year.
13. HILLCREST SCHOOL, JOS. PLATEAU STATE:
Hillcrest is an international Christian school situated in the beautiful city of jos. It operates an American curriculum and is operated by eight missions and religious organisations. It has foreigners and Nigerians as students with a fee of 2.6 million naira.
14. CHARLES DALE MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PORT HARCOURT RIVERS STATE:
This school is owned and managed by the wife of a former Governor of Rivers State, King Alfred Diete Spiff. “With great facilities and quality education comes great fees”—Anonymous. As a strictly boarding school equipped with 24 hours surveillance and a school curriculum that is essentially an integration of the Nigerian and British National curricula, the fees for new students is put at 2,951,156 million Naira per year and drops to about 2,040,000 million Naira from the next year.
15. DOWEN COLLEGE, LEKKI:
Located at Lekki phase 1, Dowen is one of the ,most expensive schools in Lagos equipped with facilities and teaching methods that attest to its efficiency, it offers both day and boarding option to students with 2 million as its school fee.
16. NIGERIAN TURKISH INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, ABUJA:
This one of the best and expensive secondary schools in Abuja that was established with the aim of boosting the relationship between Nigeria and turkey in 1998. It operates a Turkish curriculum and offers excellent curricular activities. The fee here is just 1.6 million naira.
17. NOREWGIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE:
The school makes use of the English National Curriculum, together with the curricular standards of the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). A breakdown of their fees for new intakes shows that #250,000 is enrolment fee, #250,000 for development fee, 1,843,750 for tuition, an extra £600 and #20,000 for PTA—putting these together gives you a total of 2,547,647 million Naira per year.
18. LEAD BRITISH INTERNTIONAL SCHOOL, ABUJA:
This school offers qualitative education to students to ensure they succeed at international examinations that will qualify them for tertiary education in Nigeria and abroad. A common feature of leads is the provision of up to date hard and software technology to equip them for the technological world. This school charges N1.5 Million as school fees per year.
19. GREENOAK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PORT HARCOURT:
This school is located in GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Greenoak is a member of the international schools in Africa and operates a combination of a British, American and Nigerian curriculum. Exposing your children to the kind of facilities present at Greenoak International School comes at a price, and the management of the school have pegged that price at 2,800,000 million Naira per year for new students while subsequent yearly fees fall to 1,900,000 million Naira for boarding and 1,500,000 for day.
20. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, ABUJA:
The school is located in Abuja is has both foreign and Nigerian students. With N1.9 million as the school fee, ICS is home to quite a good number of students because of its proficiency and delivery.
This sure looks scary but these schools are classy and have quality academic content. What they offer will surely make you not to regret the amount you’re paying to see your child through the school. But you can check out the schools on your own before deciding to enrol your child I any of them.