There is a popular saying that if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. This sentiment is obviously shared by many Nigerian parents who would go an extra mile to enroll their kids in expensive schools where they believe such kids would thrive. In today’s world, the purpose of education is beyond eradicating ignorance, it is to provide a solid foundation on which students can build to assess extraordinary opportunities, reach their greatest potential and achieve greatness.
However, in Nigeria, most schools do not have the capacity to afford kids these opportunities. But these schools listed below claim they have it all. These schools charges above a million naira for school fees per session and are meant for only the rich and affluence. A poor man cannot afford to send their children to this kind of school because the school fees and expenses are above their means.
10. Chrisland School Lagos
Chrisland Schools is a conglomerate of schools providing education for Nursery, Primary and Secondary School students from across Nigeria, but with facilities situated in Lagos and Abuja respectively. The first Chrisland School was founded on 3rd October 1977 by an educationist, High Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Winifred Adefolahan Awosika at Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos. Aside from the Ikeja campus, the school has campuses in Lekki, Festac, Idimu, Victoria Garden City and Abuja. In 2016, Chrisland Schools beat out other participants including Atlantic Hall, Meadow Hall, Day Waterman College, Temple Schools and Noble house to win the AISEN Volleyball Competition in the Senior Girls Category. On the 3rd December 2016, Chrisland Schools won the Loya Milk Swimming Competition tagged Loya Swim Meet. A competition organized by Loya Milk to boost swimming in secondary schools in the country. In 2016, Chrisland High School won the junior category of the National History Competition in the country with 80 points. Chrisland College charges #2.3 million naira as school fees and currently number 10 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
9. Atlantic Hall Lagos
Atlantic Hall is a private co-educational secondary school in Epe which holds about 600 students and located about 70 kilometers from Lagos in Nigeria. Atlantic Hall Secondary School originally opened its doors at Maryland area of Ikeja in Lagos State, Nigeria with dormitories close to Eko Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos before relocating its facilities to Epe in Lagos in the mid-nineties. It is a first class institution in Nigeria and abroad. Students spend three years in the junior school and three years in senior school. Some of the programmes in the school include Physical Education and Computer Studies. Evaluation and Certification are based on Continuous Assessment and End-of-Course Examination conducted by the Ministry of Education leading to the award of the Junior Secondary School Certificate of Education and Senior School Certificate Examination. Atlantic Hall charges #2.5 million naira as school fees and currently number 9 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
8. Hillcrest School Jos
7. Loyola Jesuit College Abuja
Loyola Jesuit College is a private co-educational boarding secondary school in Abuja, operated by the Society of Jesus of the Roman Catholic Church. The school was opened on 2nd October 1996 and is named after the society’s founder St Ignatius of Loyola. It has a total of 600 students. The school has consistently ranked at the top of Nigerian schools in the WAEC exams. The school is located at Gidan Mangoro in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State in the northern part of Nigeria. On 10th December 2005, Loyola Jesuit College lost 60 students in the crash of Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145, which killed 107 people. One of the two survivors was Kechi Okwuchi, a Loyola student. A new multi-purpose auditorium, Memorial Hall, memorializes the students who died in the crash. Loyola Jesuit College charges #2.9 million naira as school fees and currently number 7 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
6. Greensprings School Lagos
Greensprings School is a Nigerian school established in January 1985 in Lagos. It operates from Anthony and Lekki campus. Its activities are divided into Pre-school, Elementary, Secondary and Sixth form school. The school started as a Montessori academy in the year 1985 at the Maryland campus. At the moment, the school total population is over 2500 pupils. The school is governed by board of governors. The school facility include separate air-conditioned hostels for male and female boarding students, sport facilities, libraries, ICT facilities, an auditorium, swimming pool and a science laboratory, amongst others. Greensprings School charges #3.2 million naira as school fees and currently number 6 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
5. Whiteplains British School Abuja
Whiteplains British School is an international co-education located in Jabi, Abuja Municipal Area Council, FTC, Abuja. The school was established in 2007 by Dr Francis Chukwumah Nwufoh. The school was founded by a group of private individuals and was incorporated as Whiteplains British School Ltd under the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 on 2nd May 2007. People Monthly Magazine reports that Whiteplains British School was born from the desire by few Nigerians in the Diaspora to offer an excellent school whose program is designed to provide Nigerians and other nationals living in Nigeria with a certificate that is recognized throughout the world. The school runs both Nigerian and British curricula. Whiteplains British School uses the student-centred teaching method. Its academic calendar operates on three terms beginning in early September and ending in mid-July. Whiteplains British School charges #3.7 million naira as school fees and currently number 5 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
4. Day Waterman College Abeokuta
Day Waterman College is a purposed built co-educational boarding school of 500 students age between 11 to 16. The college is set on 35 hectares of natural landscape in Asu village, near Abeokuta, Ogun State in the south western part of Nigeria. The college offers world-class facilities in an environment with a natural, peaceful and focused setting. These facilities and equipment of outstanding quality have been provided to support the learning environment, including access to safe recreational areas. The school provides outstanding education that inspires leadership traits as it focuses on the individual child’s ability to excel in the global world. The school is designed to educate young people to become leaders who will be at the forefront of the rapid economic and social development sweeping through Nigeria and the world. Day Waterman College charges #3.9 million naira as school fees and currently number 4 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
3. Lekki British International School Lagos
Lekki British International School is a British international school in Lekki, Lagos State. It serves preschool, junior school and high school in its campuses. There is a boarding facility for high school students. The school was established in September 2000. As of 2013 the annual tuition fee for a day student is three million naira. As of 2013 the total cost for a boarding student is four million five hundred thousand naira. The parents of the students pay their children school fees in US dollars. In 2013, Encomium weekly ranked the school as being among the most expensive secondary schools in Lagos. Lekki British International School charges #4.8 million naira as school fees and currently number 3 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
2. British International School Lagos
British International School is a British international school in Oniru Private Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The school was established in September 2001. The school students include Nigerians and foreigners and range in age from 11 to 18. The school includes a boarding facility. As of 2002 most teachers are expatriates. The school is owned and operated by a Nigerian royal family residing in Lagos. In August 2008 a helicopter landed on the school property without permission. The school authorities refused to allow the pilot of the helicopter to take off. In 2002, the school began teaching German language. The school campus includes a multi-purpose hall, a swimming pool, a theatre and suites for computers, music and tutorials. Encomium weekly described the school as being the most beautiful school in Lagos as of 2013. British International School charges #5 million naira as school fees and currently number 2 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
1. American International School Of Lagos
The American International School of Lagos is one of top foreign owned institutions in Nigeria. The School is physically located behind the government estate in Victoria Island, Lagos. Currently, the American International School of Lagos is the most expensive secondary school in Nigeria. This private international school educates and instructs students in accordance with the American suggested standard curriculum. The school’s curriculum and academic requirements are closely adhered to in the United States. The American International School of Lagos School fees are paid in dollars, but when converted to naira, they are estimated to be six million naira in Nigerian currency. The American International School of Lagos charges #6 million naira as school fees and currently number 1 on our list of the top 10 most expensive schools in Nigeria in 2022.
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