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 children’s 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. 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.
Bloombreed High School is the brainchild of Mrs 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 globally.
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
Lead British International School is one of the 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 well loaded.
20. Norwegian International School, Port Harcourt – N1,843,750 million
Address: 11 Rotimi Amaechi Road GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Norwegian International School has an enviable reputation within 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 the cash!
19. Nigerian Turkish International College, Abuja – N1.6 Million
Address: Plot 152, Ahmadu Bello Way By Kashim Ibrahim Way, Wuse 2, Abuja, Abia, Nigeria
Nigerian Turkish International College was established in 1998 with 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 wherewithal!
18. Greenoak International School, Port Harcourt – N1.9 Million
Address: St. Michael’s Crescent,Off Tombia Road Extension, GRA Phase Three, Port Harcourt.
GIS is currently one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria. 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, it’s 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.
Abuja’ school for the international community better known by its 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
Charles Dale Memorial International School is a secondary boarding 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.