For some years now, private educators are
really doing a lot to provide standard and quality education for
Nigerians. But the challenge here is, the better the school, the more
expensive it will be. Looking at the poor and below-standard conditions
of our public schools today, these private schools are getting much more
patronage than one may ever imagine not minding the poor economic
condition in the country. Once parents are able to afford any of the
ones available, they do not hesitate to withdraw their kids from the
public schools and instead enroll them in private schools. But the major
thing I want to point out in this article is that there are grades of
private schools. While some parents are struggling to provide a few
thousands to settle their childrens’ school fees, others are busy,
splashing millions on theirs. It may not have crossed your widest
imagination that there are secondary schools in Nigeria where tuition
fees run in millions of Naira and thousands of US Dollars. These schools
are exclusively meant for the rich, who are of course the only ones
that can afford them.
23 Most Expensive Secondary Schools in Nigeria With And How Much They Charge Per Annum
23. Regent School Maitama Abuja– N1.35 million
Address: Euphrates Cres, Abuja.
The Regent School is a high quality British based Education School in
Maitama. The school fees vary but presently pegged at N1.35 million per
annum for Senior Secondary.
22. Bloombreed High School N1.5 million
Address: Boskel Road, Off Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway, After Eleme Junction, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Olufunke Sunmonu, (fondly called Big Auntie), a seasoned educationist
and a mother with a strong passion for qualitative education and the
desire to inculcate the fear of God in children, which inevitably
transforms them into exemplary leaders, equipped to thrive in their
life’s journey and make a positive impact on society both nationally and
Located at Boskel Road, off Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway in Rivers
State, this school is certainly not meant for average income earners.
The school which comprises of a Day-care, Nursery, Primary and Secondary
section goes for as high as 1,500,000 Naira per year for its
pupils/students. Very spacious, conducive learning environment, highly
equipped library Science, ICT, language, technical drawing and musical
laboratories highly qualified and resourceful teachers Sports and
recreational facilities, A medical bay run by a reputable Health
Maintenance Organization (HMO), Uninterrupted power supply, etc.
Although the amount paid by the students in this school might seem
outrageous,but considering the available learning facilties, I’ll say
that it is relatively modest.
21. Lead British International School, Abuja – N1.5 Million
Address: 2nd Avenue ,Aliyu Mustdafa Street, Wuse 2, Gwarimpa, Abuja, Nigeria
Secondary schools in Nigeria that offers quality education to students
aged 11 – 17 delivered in a state of the art learning environment
designed to ensure their academic success for entry to a Nigerian or
Foreign higher institution. The School offers the best facilities for
students in the Section: ICT provision in the Laboratories for Physics,
Chemistry and ICT; comfortable boarding facilities; a well equipped
Music Room, a Multipurpose Hall for all students as well as a Cafeteria
for meals and snacks. LBIS has taken huge strides to provide students
and staffs with the latest technology in terms of hardware and software
to enable them meet the demands of the extensive curriculum on offer. I
highly recommend this school for your kids but…never mind if you are not
20. Norwegian International School, Port Harcourt – N1,843,750 million
Address: 11 Rotimi Amaechi Road GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Nigeria. It 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). This world class school is really a wonderful place
for you, your kids, wards or siblings to be as the case may be. But
before you become too excited, pay close attention to this: A breakdown
of their fees for new intakes shows that #250,000 is enrollment 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. Now you can go ahead and give it a thought if u’ve got
19. Nigerian Turkish International College, Abuja – N1.6 Million
the aim of intensifying the existing relationship between the Republic
of Turkey and Federal Republic of Nigeria especially in the area of
education. Operating a Turkish based curriculum for the Nigerian
environment the NTIC is a world class school in Abuja situated on
Monrovia Street in Wuse 2. For your money’s worth this school offers
excellent academic and extra-curricular activities. Nigerian Turkish
International College has produced several excellent students who have
made their country and school proud both in international competitions
and national competitions in the academic field. Hope I haven’t wasted
my time because this will only be making sense to people who’s got the
18. Greenoak International School, Port Harcourt – N1.9 Million
Address: St. Michael’s Crescent,Off Tombia Road Extension, GRA Phase Three, Port Harcourt.
Being a member of the Association of International Schools in Africa,
the school operates a hybrid curriculum consisting of the innovative
International Primary Curriculum (IPC), British/American Curricula and
the Nigerian curriculum. Giving any child the opportunity to be exposed
to the kind of facilities present at Greenoak International School comes
at a price; have a look: for new students, its a prodigious sum of
2,800,000 million Naira per year, while subsequent yearly fees fall to
1,900,000 million Naira for boarding and 1,500,000 for day. 2,800,000
million Naira is no small amount, but on this list, Greenoak could only
afford to make 18th place, so the journey is still very far. Ride on…
17. International Community School, Abuja – N1.9 Million
Address: 711 Agadez Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.
acronym ICS is one of the most expensive school in Abuja. The school
offers quality international education for both the expatriate and
Nigerian community. Despite the high cost of education here, the school
still boasts of over 500 students from approximately 38 countries. Who
knows how many Nigerians make up this 500? Well, it may not turn out to
be what you think.
16. Charles Dale Memorial International School, Port Harcourt – N2,040,000 million
Address: No. 12 Army Range Road, Igwuruta-Eneka, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
school located in the city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and affiliated with
Bereton Montessori School. At present it holds 400 students and little
over 45 teaching staff. It is located at no. 12 Army Range Road,
Igwuruta-Eneka. This is one school whose name has become a household
name. Not because every household can afford to have a child there, but
more like because the fees leave us amazed. Charles Dale Memorial
International School can boast of one of the best facilities in Rivers
State and Nigeria as a whole. Owned and managed by the wife of a former
Governor of Rivers State, King Alfred Diete Spiff, one wouldn’t have
expected something less. 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. It is currently the
16th most expensive secondary school in Nigeria.
15. Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos – N2 million
Address: 18, Adebayo herty Road, Road 14 , Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos.
the heart of Regency Town, Lekki, Lagos. It offers a broad and balanced
education within a friendly, caring and happy environment. Dowen College
is located in Lekki, Lagos and comprises boarding and day houses. In
order to make learning worthwhile, the school provides a well equipped
library, computer centre, internet connectivity, cultural facilities,
football pitch, swimming pool and many more. The fees are about two
million naira (N2,000,000) per annum for a boarding student and one
million, two hundred and fifty-thousand naira (N1,250,000), for day
students. The tuition fees include feeding, school uniform, house wear,
and textbooks. I think this is nice, or what do you think?
14. Chrisland College, Ikeja – N2 million
Address: 3 Ladipo Oluwole Avenue, Lagos
It is located at Ladipo Oluwole Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. Chrisland School
is a vibrant modern and unique school. Their facilities include spacious
fully air-conditioned classrooms, modern laboratories, music and drama
studio, wireless internet access, stocked library, swimming pool, well
laid out air-conditioned cafeteria, basketball court and many more. Fees
are paid annually or termly but on or before the first day of school.
These include registration, tuition deposit, accommodation and feeding.
Student pay as high as N2,000,000. With all these, it is expected that
learners in the future will be able to compete nationally and internationally with their peers in a very
competitive world. May be I’m yet to get to your taste, but I think
this will do…
13. Atlantic Hall, Epe, Lagos – N2.27 million
Address: Poka, Epe, Lagos, Nigeria
which holds about 600 students and located about 70 kilometres from
Lagos in Nigeria. The school has chosen to maintain its present
population of approximately 600 students from ages 10 to 17; with a
staff student ratio of 1 : 10, this is to avail every child the
opportunity to be known. At Atlantic Hall, the student is committed to
academic excellence and a well rounded education. The school has a well
equipped medical centre, sporting facilities, well equipped
laboratories, swimming pool, etc. Weekends in school is filled with a
wide range of social activities including concerts, talent shows, dances
and film shows. The school charges as much as two million, two hundred
and seventy thousand naira (N2,270,000) for a student. And mind you,
this is only tuition, there are some other additional fees such as
uniforms, books, etc.
12. Corona Secondary School, Agbara – N2.55 million
Address: Yenagoa Road, Agbara Estate, Agbara, Ogun State, Nigeria.
co-educational school with the aim to create well-rounded students who
are proudly Nigerian, able to express themselves and their culture in
any environment either locally or internationally. The unique curriculum
allows all students to study for local (NECO), regional (WAEC) and
international (IGCSE) qualifications which equips them not just with the
knowledge they will need in the future but also the skills that will
allow them to be life-long learners. The focus of the Corona Schools’
Trust Council is the development of world-class schools. World class in
all facets of our operations – curriculum, teaching methodologies,
staff quality, libraries, technology, buildings, resources, facilities,
management and so on. In order to sustain our mission to deliver world-
class education to children inculcate high moral and ethical values.
The fee in this school is over N2 million!
11. Hillcrest School, Jos – N2.65 million
of these expensive schools, but here we come with one of them located in
the Northern part of the country, jos. Hillcrest School is a private,
co-educational day school situated in the city of Jos in Nigeria which
is a K-12th grade International Christian School with an American
curriculum. A significant number of her students come from Nigeria, but a
good number come from other countries. The school is owned and operated
by eight missions/church organizations. Annually almost all graduates
are admitted into North American universities. That’s why it is no doubt
patronized by only the elite and rich.
10. Loyola Jesuit, Abuja – N2.8 million
Address: Karu-Karshi Road, Gidan Mangoro, Abuja.
co-educational private boarding school, with teaching and supervision
from members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and specially trained
and dedicated lay teachers. The school is located in Abuja, the Federal
Capital Territory of Nigeria, situated on a 28.5-hectare site in the
village of Gidan Mangoro. The school provides an atmosphere conducive to
focused learning. They charge as much as N2,800,000 per student. Loyola
Jesuit College is one of the most sought-after secondary schools in
Nigeria. The school iis very selective when it comes to admitting new
students, making it difficult for many people to school there. For LJC,
I’ll say, its not only about the cost, but the much cherished quality
education is also certain.
9. Meadow Hall, Lagos – N3 million
Address: Elegushi Beach Road, By the 4th Roundabout, Lagos-Epe Express Rd, Lekki.
Educational Group in 2002. Meadow Hall Group seeks to provide through
its subsidiaries opportunities for the children to develop in all these
areas thus being able to fully give expression to their unique talents
and intelligence and reach their highest potential. Meadow hall School
is focused on grooming life-long learners and building a learning
organisation conversant with the use of 21st Century methodologies and
strategies. But don’t lose focus on the saying that high quality comes
with higher price- Meadow Hall fee is as “low” as N3 million.
8. Greensprings School, Lagos – N3.185 million
Address: No. 32, Olatunde Ayoola Avenue, Anthony, Lagos
heads”! Greensprings School is a member of the International Schools
Curriculum Project (ISCP), Association of International Schools in
Africa (AISA) and Association for the Advancement of International
Education (AAIE). In addition to being recognized locally with the
necessary approval and accreditation to run as an educational
establishment in Nigeria by the Lagos State Ministry of Education,
Greensprings School is accredited by The Commission on International and
Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), an agency involved in improving
standards in schools across the world through the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools in the USA. The fees which is left
at a considerable prize of N3 million plus annually for a boarding
student and N1,925,200 annually for day student, include a registration
which is once, tuition, textbooks, school and house uniforms, PTA levy,
caution fee, etc.
7. Whiteplains British School, Abuja – N3.6 million
Address: Beside Guardian House, Obafemi Awolowo Way, District, Jabi, Abuja
unique school that intends to provide an international, inclusive
collaborative learning community that merges the academic rigour of the
British National Curriculum with the inquiry based approach of teaching
and learning as expounded by Edexcel and Cambridge accreditation. It
costs about N3.6 million per annum to cater for the tuition and boarding
of a child. On entering the school premises, one could certainly be
able to guess what having a child there would mean.
6. Day Waterman College, Abeokuta – N3.7 million
Website: [email protected]
Nigeria are not absolutely in monopoly of these expensive schools. With
the look of things, and the high quest for qaulity education, these kind
of schools will soon be scattered all over the country. Day Waterman
College is located along Abeokuta – Sagamu Expressway, Asu Village Road,
Abeokuta – Ogun State, Nigeria. It is a modern co-educational boarding
school designed to provide an exciting learning environment for
secondary school children. The environment offers world-class
facilities, a natural, peaceful and focused setting.
One of the things that make the school not yet known to so many
people is definitely the cost. You should never forget the fact that
training a child in school does not mean providing the tuition only.
There are so many other things that have to be taken care of for the
general welfare of the child which may as well cost as good as the
tuition. Well, it’ll take just a few millions to meet up with the
demands of Day Waterman college.
5. Lekki British International high School, Lagos – N4 million
Address: Victoria Arobieke Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
which was established in the year 2000. The school supplies the needs of
each student. They provide everything that is of international standard
as well as creating a conducive environment to encourage a balanced
pursuit of study and recreation. Lekki British Senior boasts some of the
finest educational facilities in West Africa. All classrooms and
laboratories are fully air-conditioned. The hostels have excellent
facilities including fully air-conditioned dormitories and a well
equipped common room with cable television video and other recreational
facilities. The tuition really equals with the facilities. They pay as
much as $19,500 + N200,000 development fee. In naira, a student pays
N4,000,300 per session including feeding, school uniforms, hostel,
Sunday wears and textbooks.
4. American International School, Abuja – N4.3 Million
area in the Federal capital Territory of Nigeria is an
American-accredited international school that has been open since 1993.
It is truly an international school with over 30 nationalities
represented in the students’ population. The tuition fee per annum
is $20,970.00. Other fees such as Application fee, Capital building fee,
Annual development fee, etc, sum up to the grand total above. Only the
very rich could afford education in this school, and that clearly
explains why they currently have just about 500 students from Pre-School
to Grade 12.
3. British International School, Lagos – N4.48 million
Address: Muri Okunola Street, Landbridge Avenue, Oniru Private Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
multinational co-educational English medium school established in
September 2001. It boasts of excellent facilities which include a
multi-purpose hall, music suites, theatre, computer suites, science
suites, tutorial rooms, swimming pool and many more. Parents pay their
children’s tuition fees in dollars but going by Nigerian currency, each
student pays N4,480,000 annually. This also includes their feeding,
uniforms, textbooks, etc. The subject policies contain the National
Curriculum for England requirements with slight modifications to reflect
the international setting. Support teachers are also available to help
those pupils whose level of English is below average. This school is
majorly patronized by foreigners, but of course there are still a good
number of Nigerian students there.
2. Grange High School, Lagos – N4.5 million
Address: No. 6, Harold Shodipo Crescent, GRA Ikeja, Lagos
Email: [email protected]
the aim of providing qualitative British education in a happy, caring
and supportive environment. It provides a learning environment where
children feel valued and are treated with dignity. The school is one of
only three in Nigeria to be accredited by the Uk’s Independent
Association of Preparatory Schools. (IAPS). I need not tell long stories
here because this is the 2nd most expensive secondary school in
Nigeria. If you are interested in the school, I think the best thing to
do id to go and see for your self how sophisticated education could be
made to be.
1. American International School, Lagos – N5.5 Million
Address: Behind 1004 Federal Estate Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
coeducational school, which offers an American educational program for
students of all nationalities in preschool through 12th grade. The
curriculum at AISL is based on US national standards. AISL is fully
accredited through the Council of International Schools and the Middle
States Association. AISL is an International Baccalaureate Organization
(IBO) World School. I am glad to inform you that the fees here are paid
only in the US Dollars. This is a breakdown of the core annual school
fees of this world class school for the 2014/2015 Session:
- Application fee: $586
- Registration fee: $11,715
- Annual capital Levy: $2,662
- 6th – 8th (Middle School): $24,101
- 9th – 12th (High School): $27,638
- Special Assessment Fee: $9,010
- English Language Learners (ELL): $5,946
- Student Support: $5,946.
Source: Buzz Nigeria