The most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria, their school fees

The most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria, their school fees

A look inside Nigeria’s most expensive secondary schools, where tuition fees are more than N1,000,000 a year. (As at the time this article was initially written)

10. Dowen College, Lekki Lagos:

Dowen College is located in Lekki, Lagos and comprises boarding and day houses. It was founded in 1997 and it offers a broad and balanced education within a friendly, caring and happy environment. 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.

9. Chrisland College, Lagos:

Chrisland College is located at Ejigbo road, Idimu, Egbeda in Lagos and the school fees are paid either annually or termly.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. They charge as high as two million naira (N2,000,000) annually and these include registration, tuition deposit, accommodation and feeding.

8. Atlantic Hall, Lagos:

Atlantic Hall was established in January 1989 by the Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council, a registered non-profit sharing organisation. Atlantic Hall is a co-educational full boarding secondary school in Poka, Epe, close to the Atlantic Ocean. 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. Additional charges like uniforms are excluded from the fees.

7. Hillcrest School, Jos:

Hillcrest is a K-12th grade International Christian School with an American curriculum. The school was founded in 1942 as a boarding school for missionary children. Hillcrest is divided into three schools, each with a principal. Elementary School is kindergarten to 5th grade. Middle School is 6th to 8th grade and High School is 9th to 12th grade. In their junior and senior years students may elect to take a number of AP classes. Annually almost all graduates are admitted into North American universities. Hillcrest is situated in the city of Jos on a 4,300 foot high plateau. They charge as much as N2,650,000 for senior school students.

6. Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja:

Loyola Jesuit College is a co-educational secondary school in the classical tradition. The college opened with JS 1 in 1996. It is a full 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 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.

5. Greensprings School, Lagos:

Greensprings school was established in January 1985 and is located at 32, Olatunde Ayoola Avenue, Anthony, Lagos, it also has another campus in Awoyaya, Lekki (Lagos). They charge a total of N3,185,200 annually for a boarding student and N1,925,200 for a day student and these fees include tuition, textbooks, school uniforms and PTA levy. Boarding fees include a boarding deposit (caution fee, which is refundable on leaving the school). House wear, Sunday wear, medical deposit, student imprest account.

4. Whiteplains British School, Abuja:

Whiteplains British School & College provides a British-style education for students of all ethnic backgrounds from the ages of 2 – 18 years. As of January 2011, Whiteplains also offers adult education in the form of University of Cambridge Professional Diplomas.Students follow the British National Curriculum, and sit ‘external’ examinations in School at the end of Years 9, 11, and 13. It costs about N3.6 million per annum to cater for the tuition and boarding of a child..

3. Day Waterman College, Abeokuta:

Day Waterman College is a modern co-educational boarding school designed to provide an exciting learning environment for children between the ages of 11 – 16. The College is set on 35 hectares of natural landscape in Asu, near Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Facilities and equipment of outstanding quality have been provided to support the learning environment, including access to safe recreational areas. It costs about N3.7 million per annum to cater for the tuition and boarding of a child.

2. Lekki British International School, Lagos:

Established in the year 2000, the school is located at Victoria Arobieke Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. The school supplies the needs of each student. They provide everything that is of international standard as well as creating a condusive environment to encourage a balanced pursuit of study and recreation. The hostels have excellent facilities including fully air-conditioned dormitories and a well equipped common room with cable television video and other recreational facilities. Other facilities are fully air-conditioned class rooms, internet-connected desktop computers, well equipped laboratories and theatre room. They pay as much as N4,000,300 per session including feeding, school uniforms, hostel, Sunday wears and textbooks.

1. British International School, Lagos:

The British International School is situated at Landbridge Avenue, Oniru Private Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. It is a 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.


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    Chinedu 4 weeks ago

    The end to all these man in humanity to man will soon come and my joy is that good brain comes from God not from shool or Man.

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    Yusuf 4 weeks ago

    A little young girl gave a testimony in salvation ministry to have scored 360 in UTME on Sunday,15th Sept, 2019. None of this so rich school has been able come out as best in any external examination. The only advantage they have over other small schools is exposure. Most brained kids are found in small schools. May God help us.

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    ikioda Semira Helen 4 weeks ago

    Have you heard of Luciana schools, it is the best school in Nigeria, it is well equipped and trains in all areas of life whether academically, socially or morally. The owner of the school is fully involved in the business unlike most schools where u hardly see the owner. There are so many wonderful things you will enjoy in the school. Try to check it out. It comprises of daycare, primary and secondary. It is located at No 18 saviour street, Surulere quarters, isashi Lagos state. Isashi is after okoko. Just ask for direction at iyano isashi bus stop and you will be duly directed

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    As u are giving them expensive education pls give them Jesus along side which is the most important in life and thereafter

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    WinCo 4 weeks ago

    At time u don’t bring a true story u can go to ishagamu to ask of Daywater man college they re pay sum of 5millions naira for there school fees

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    Babalola kolawole 4 weeks ago

    Imagine paying that huge amount as school fees in secondary school, and the poor keep suffering… Our leaders are killing this country… There is God oooo

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    Titilola 1 month ago

    I think our government should improve our public schools better, if our children can’t attend all this big schools we should have manageable public schools.

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    Yahuzasalisu 1 month ago

    some of the costumer of those costly school they are ritualist and members of cultism so don’t mind them.

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    Giftnaija 1 month ago

    you did not include James hope college, the university that was turned to secondary school in delta, it’s school fees is 1.5m a term, ask people about the school

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    Fahad Abdullahi 1 month ago

    Some people spent money for none reason imgaine 1million for secondary School . please brothers and sisters help the poor

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    Sylvia 1 month ago

    We have to be sincere with ourselves. Big school or not we are talking about what is done there.( Academically and morally) is what happen in a school called BEST SCHOOL.

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    Oluwole oluwaseun john 1 month ago

    People spend money anyhow some people can not afford to pay public primary school in the village, please all this rich man to come to our aids of the less privileges people like us here

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    moore 1 month ago

    for paying this kind of amount? why not send your child to go and study in abroad.

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    Alero 1 month ago

    I love good schools if I can afford any of these schools I bet you my kids will attend. I won’t condemn the schools becos I can’t afford them

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    Omale Kehinde 1 month ago

    It is well!
    The school that one send his or her children to does not matter, what matter is that in life every child has natural abilities towards learning.
    In the 2018 Mathematics National Competition, The winner was one poor girl from one public school in a typical village in Oyo State.
    If best school is what makes a child to be the best, where did the poor girl from that remote village emerged a winner?

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    Mr. Dann 1 month ago

    Look beyond the cost and see what private schools have done for the economy… Honesty, they are a major stake in mass employment.

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      Maxwell 1 month ago

      Please can these costly schools manufacture brains for these children? Most of these schools are owned by Christian organizations ooo. Thank God that salvation of man soul is not in the hands of these highminded people. Please tell me if there is any Muslim schools among these schools? These schools are built and owned by people whose wealth are questionable but efcc can not go after them. You as perants which business do you do that will empower you to pay such sum? Yet the government can not query such people. Tomorrow such children will come to contest election. If such wine what type of leader do you think he will be? Shame to this country and her leaders. Maxwell

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    Princess kudirat 1 month ago

    Hahahahaha it is well oooo

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    Honaan Goewam 1 month ago

    I was locally brought up and locally trained in school;proud of myself

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    Islamisations paved way for these privatisations. Poor families drink garri without sugar, even cannot afford it 3square meal a day. And our politicians pay as much as 4 and half million dollars for their children college school fees.

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      Imaima 1 month ago

      That is what PDP government of 26 years of MIS rules can do to NIGERIAN

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        Abegude Olumide Ojo 1 month ago

        Is this school’s belong to the PDP? They’re taking about 1945, and you are talking about PDP, MR APC, think before you talk

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        Chinedu 4 weeks ago

        Instead of facing facts here you’re calling PDP has APC done any useful thing since they took over the government what has this topic got to do with PDP.

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    Hammed 1 month ago

    I pray to almighty God that my son Adigun will attend one of the best secondary school in Jesus name. Amen.

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    Afolabi Ayodeji 1 month ago

    God dey

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    I wipe 4 Nigeria 1 month ago

    @oladimeji Adeyi C u C Jail. Said this because you will want to steal to maintain this line for your own kids.

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    Akinloye Olaniyi 1 month ago

    Lifeforte International school should be among

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    Bartholomew 1 month ago

    School na school abeg, after all some body don’t have certificate, I can as well get an affidavit if I didn’t go to school.

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    Paragon Moses 1 month ago

    Jesu! why my school is not mentioned here?
    my parant pays 30k for my fees annually,
    school na school na, afteral some people’s president did not have waec result.

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      Eburue Justice Nasir 1 month ago

      I’m wondering why my children’s school,splendor Academy is not mentioned as well, I bet them, let them that pay those exorbitant prices come and compete with my first born in jss one

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        Francis 1 month ago

        I feel you brother but it’s not abt intelligence but money power. If your parent didnt amass enough, they may not afford it

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    Oladimeji Adeyi 1 month ago

    Thanks to God and my parents for giving me an opportunity to attend one of them.

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    Tajudeen shodara 1 month ago

    Very useful information