So I got talking with a friend not too long ago and she seemed surprised when I told her that the school fees for a kid in day-care I know runs over hundreds of thousands. How I wish I could show you the expression on her face expressing shock at how one could spend that much for a toddler.
However, I wasn’t too surprised at her countenance because she doesn’t stay in Lagos. My inquiring mind however, tugged at me and I delved into researching the most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria, which as many of us know is a kinda “show off” thing for parents whose kids attend these schools.
This list of the most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria will leave you dazed because you begin to imagine how and when one who earns a salary will ever get to that point of sending their kids there.
I am definitely not mincing words when I say these schools are for the crème de la crème only.
Top 5 Best/Most Expensive Schools In Nigeria And Their Fees From The Least To The Most Expensive.
1.Norwegian International School, Port Harcourt (N1,863,750)
The Norwegian International School (abbreviated NIS) is located at New GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. I learnt it was established in 1983 specifically to cater to the educational needs of expatriate children from Bulkcem Cement Company. The school boasts of a nursery/primary and secondary section with state of the art laboratories and recreational centres.
2.Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja (N2.8m).
For those who like to mingle with the burgeoning upper class, politicians’ kids and the likes, this is the choice school. Sadly, some of the students of Loyola Jesuit were involved in one of the many plane crashes that rocked the airline industry where about 60 students lost their lives back in 2005. Loyola Jesuit College is a private co-educational, boarding, Roman Catholic secondary school. The school was opened on October 2, 1996. The college is located in Gidan Mangoro on the outskirts of Abuja. The highly competitive school has claimed the best West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations results for the past seven years, as well as the best JAMB results for several of those years, and is thus regarded as the best school in West Africa. Alumni of Loyola Jesuit have gone on to attend several Ivy League schools in the US.
3.Greensprings Schools, Lagos (N3.185 million).
Greensprings schools is made up of the Lekki campus and Anthony campus. Both campuses have pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. The school is about 30years old, established in 1985. Impeccable educational standard, standard teachers and instructors, what’s not to like about the school. Looking from the outside alone is enthralling. Personally, I love the environment of their Anthony campus (that’s the one I’ve been to). Its no wonder kids can assimilate properly in that kinda environment.
4.Whiteplains British School, Abuja (N3.6million).
Standing tall in the heart of Jabi, Abuja is the Whiteplains British school is a private, co-educational day and boarding school. Its scenery is magnificent too. Wonderful academic performances I might add. Lots of Abuja socialites have their kids here. You know what they say about children being the leaders of tomorrow.
5.British International School (N5.22m).
I tell you, when I saw this, I felt dizzy for a moment. Five mil? That’s enough to buy a house in some places oh. Its is an English school established by the Brits as the name implies. British International School, founded in September of 2001, situated in Oniru Private Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The school’s students include Nigerians and foreigners and range in age from 11 to 18. It boasts of facilities including music suites, theatre, computer suites, science suites, tutorial rooms and swimming pool, among others. Fees are also paid in dollars, but converted to Nigerian currency. Day students pay a total of 17,300 pounds while full time boarders pay as much as 30,400 pounds. What’s even better is that its students soar academically as it recorded a 92 per cent (distinction and credit) pass rate in English and Mathematics at IGCSE.
Here we have it… The most expensive school in Nigeria currently is British International School.