Top 10 Secondary Schools in Nigeria


Nigeria has very many secondary schools which are called with different nomenclatures — colleges, grammar schools, high schools, unity schools, technical schools, commercial schools, academies etc — and are located all over the country. Some of them are government-owned, some are founded by religious missions and others are established by individuals.

With information obtained directly from the Federal Ministry of Education and with the collaborative efforts of organizations like Wisdom Africa and Serve Africa, secondary schools in Nigeria have been ranked, using the following criteria:

  • The educational facilities present in the school, the teaching aids and other pedagogies;
  • The success they, as a school, and their students achieved in various examination mostly WAEC (West African Examination Certificate), NECO (National Examination Council of Nigeria); and
  • Various mathematics examinations in which the students of these schools had excelled greatly.

1. Igbinedion Educational Centre

Igbinedion Educational Centre which is located in Edo State is ranked as the topmost secondary school in Nigeria. This secondary school has an enrolment of 4,322 students. It is one school reputed for sending its students for excursion overseas every summer. This school’s official phone number is +234 52 258767 and its address is 218/220 Murtala Mohammed Way, Benin City, Edo State.

2. Kaduna International School

Kaduna International School sited in Kaduna State comes as the 2nd best secondary in Nigeria. This school has an enrolment of 3,000 students. The schools’ phone number is +234 62 311121 and the address is Wurno Road, Off Rabah Road Kaduna, Kaduna State.

3. Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha

Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha, is located in the State of Anambra, Nigeria.  It is ranked as the 3rd best secondary in Nigeria. This school has an enrolment of 5,365 students. The school’s postal address is P. O. Box 1742, Onitsha, Nigeria and the phone number is +234 08033347091.

4. Lumen Christi International High School

Ranked as the 4th best secondary school in Nigeria, is Lumen Christi International High School, which is located in Edo State. This secondary school has an enrolment of 4,266 students. The schools’ phone number is +234 803 5417323 and the address is Arue –Uromi, Edo State.

5. Kings’ College, Lagos

Kings’ College, Lagos, is one of the oldest secondary schools in Nigeria, founded in the days of colonialism.  This ancient school has an enrolment of 5,154 students and is ranked the 5th best secondary in the country. The school’s phone number is +234 703 787 0913 and its address is 3, Catholic Mission, Lagos Island.

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