The quality of education available to every Nigerian child is proportional to the financial status of their parents/guardian. There is always a marked difference between students educated at expensive schools and students educated at average schools. As a result of the amount paid as fee, the later offers much more quality when compared to the former.
Contained in this article are the most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria. They include;
British International School, Lagos
BIS as it is popularly known is the most expensive secondary school in Nigeria. It was established in September, 2001 and is located at Land bridge Avenue, Oniru Private Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
This school offers total quality education to its students. This is easily achieved because of the excellent facilities at the disposal of every student.
Students of this school comprises of a mixture of Nigerians and foreign nationals, as a result of this, school fees is paid in dollars. Each student of British international schools pays an annual school fees of N4, 480,000. These fees not only cover tuition, they also cover textbooks, feeding and uniforms.
Lekki British International School, Lagos
This school is situated at Victoria Arobieke Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1. It was established in 2000 and has provisions for both day and boarding students.
It comes with a lot of facilities that are of great benefit to its students. They are air conditioned classrooms, air conditioned dormitories, internet connected desktop computers and a lot others.
Students of this school pay an annual fee of N4, 000,300. This amount covers feeding, uniforms, textbooks and boarding facilities.
Day Waterman College Abeokuta
It is quite a surprise that this school is one of the most expensive in Nigeria. Reason being it is not situated in Lagos or Abuja.
However, in spite of its geographical location, Day waterman College works with a principle that ensures all its students are deep thinkers and have the mindset of solving problems. As a result of this, it is devoted to the promotion of excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities. To achieve this goal, students at Day Waterman College are pushed beyond limits with very challenging academic programs. This helps them get ready for the real life issues.
N3.7,000,000 is the annual fee at Day Waterman College
White Plain British School Abuja
White plain British school was established in 2007. It is located at plot 528, Cadastral Zone B4, Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria. This school is a core British school, as a result of this, it runs a British curriculum.
White Plains British School operates a day and boarding school system. In addition to this, it is open to children from age 11- 18.
Students of this school pay an annual school fees of N3.6, 000,000
Greensprings School Lagos
This school dates back to 1985 when it was established. It has two campuses, they are located in Olatunde Ayoola Avenue, Anthony and Awoyaya, Lekki.
Greensprings School is open to both day and boarding students. However, fees for day student varies from that of boarding students because of the cost of boarding facilities. Day students of Greensprings School pay an annual fee of N1, 925,200 while boarding students pay a fee of N3, 185,200.
The fees for both day and boarding students covers tuition, textbooks, school uniforms and PTA.
Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja
Loyola Jesuit College was founded in 1996. It is a private secondary school and is run by a religious society. It is situated at the fringe of the federal capital territory.
Loyola Jesuit College is very choosy of its students. Students willing to attend this school are screened and admitted if only they are considered good enough. Also this school does not permit transfers.
This school has provisions only for boarders and has produced the best results in the yearly West African Examination Council examinations for a period of seven years.
With an annual school fees of N2, 800,000, Loyola Jesuit College is one of the most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria.
Atlantic Hall, Lagos
This school got is name from the Atlantic Ocean. This is perhaps because of its closeness to it. Atlantic hall was founded in1989 by a non-profit sharing organization. This school takes extracurricular activities to be as important as academic activities. It boasts of facilities such as a swimming pool, a properly equipped laboratory.
Prior to moving its office to Lagos Island, Atlantic Hall used to be at Mary land, Ikeja. Atlantic hall is open to students between age 9 and 18 and charges them a yearly fee of N2, 270,000.
Hillcrest School, Jos
Hillcrest is unarguably the oldest school in this class. It was established in 1942 by missionaries. At inception, hillcrest had only 12 pupils. However, at the moment this number has increased by 223.
Students of this school are a mixture of Nigerians and children of expatriates. It is also open to both day and boarding students.
Hillcrest aims at equipping students to have an understanding of the world in which they live in from a biblical point of view. In addition to this, Hillcrest school teaches students to be of service to the world around them.
Students of Hillcrest pay a yearly fee of N2, 650,000.
Chrisland College Lagos
Chrisland College was founded in 1977 by Dr Mrs. Winifred Adefolahan Awosika. Chrisland is the 9th most expensive secondary school in Nigeria. Although the campus on the mainland is more known, Chrisland has another campus at VGC, Lagos Island.
At Chrisland College, education goes beyond the classroom. Sports, arts and music are given priority in this school. This can be seen in the rate at which its students excel at sporting activities. Students of Chrisland College pay a yearly fee of N2, 000,000
Dowen College, Lekki Lagos
Dowen College was founded in 1997 and is open to both day and boarding students. It is located in Lekki, Lagos Island.
At Dowen, there is the availability of the needed facilities to aid students’ learning. Some of these facilities are a swimming pool, a football pitch, a computer center, internet connectivity, and a very well equipped library.
Day students of Dowen College pay a yearly fee of N1, 250,000 while boarding students pay N2, 000,000. These fees cover basic schooling amenities like textbooks, school uniforms, feeding and house wear for boarding students.
The fees paid by these schools might be considered too expensive. However, when the learning environment their students are exposed to is put into consideration, it is observed that every penny spent is accounted for. Basically, these schools offer you value for your money.