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Most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria

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By Nicole

Middle-class children are categorically prohibited from attending some schools.

Many individuals blame the low tuition fees paid at such institutions for the perceived reduction in educational quality in public schools. They assert that students who pay lower tuition costs would never receive the same high-quality education as those who attend private institutions. In other words, if tuition costs remain pitifully low, no one should expect great education in public institutions. Another group, however, disagrees, claiming that good dress sense extends beyond simply wearing costly clothing.

Prof. Cyril Otoikhian, a genetics professor at Novena University in Ogume, Delta State, disagrees that expensive tuition equates to a high-quality education. He vehemently disagrees, stating that the system determines standards, not high fees. How can anyone with common sense claim that students attending public schools for free cannot receive a proper education? That is not at all the case. How much did these same individuals earn back then, and how will they assess the quality of schooling now versus then? The problem is obvious; the government doesn’t care about the people and doesn’t respond to their needs.

Expensive schools adhere strictly to the American and British curricula.

Middle class students may not enroll in several schools across the country due to the outrageous cost of tuition. The majority, if not all, of the schools in this category adhere to the American and British curricula, which are global educational standards that reflect contemporary advancements and trends in all spheres of life. The American International School Lagos is one such school. It was established in 1964 and serves children from preschool through grade 12. High school graduates from this institution receive a US high school diploma with the option of obtaining an international baccalaureate credential. More than 600 pupils attend the school, the majority of whom are Americans. Other nationalities represented include Indians, Britons, Nigerians, Canadians, South Africans, Israelis, Lebanese, and Dutch. Over 50 different nationalities are represented among the surviving pupils. Middle school tuition is $28,049, and high school tuition is $32,165 for the academic year 2022–2023.

Another school in this group is The British International School (BIS), which was founded in 2001 and is situated in Victoria Island, Lagos. BIS is an international co-ed school that accepts day and boarding students from the ages of 11 to 18. BIS, which has made a name for itself as a premier British-style educational institution with classes including no more than 20 students, is one of the costliest institutions in Nigeria. Students are prepared for the Cambridge International Examinations’ IGCSE and Advanced level courses (CIE). The average annual cost of attending school is N8.1 million for boarders and N6.1 million for day students.

Lekki British said as Nigeria’s first British boarding school established.

Lekki British International School, renowned as Nigeria’s first British boarding school, was founded in September 2000 at Lekki Phase 1 with the goal of creating a space where students can explore and realize their potential. Lekki British International School charges a yearly tuition of N6.8 million for boarders and N4.6 million for day students. Also, Grange is a non-profit, co-ed, independent day school that was founded in 1958. The school had the aim of delivering instruction in conformity with the UK English National Curriculum. It is situated in Lagos, Nigeria’s Ikeja GRA.

The primary division of Grange School has 430 boys and girls and contains 6 years of reception classes for children between the ages of 4 and 11. About 326 kids in the secondary stage, which is for children ages 7 to 11, 11 or older. For day students, the institution charges about N4.5 million, and for boarders N6.5 million. other schools in this category are De Waterman College with a tuition fee of N5.3 million per semester which is for boarding students only and Meadow Hall School, with a tuition fee of around N3.2 million for day students and 5 million for boarders per session.

Failed systems give rise to private institutions.

Nigeria is reported to have 17,000 private secondary schools and 9,500 public secondary schools. According to the data portal Statista, there are around 5.2 million students enrolled in secondary schools each year. The failure of the government to establish reliable schools serves as evidence of why private individuals and organizations have stepped forward to close the enormous education gap. The majority of them accomplish this by charging astronomical prices for schooling.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Those expensive schools are fr the rich by the rich,not just anybody can bast of paying such huge fees even ur so called government schools some parents still find it hard to pay for some things fpr these children such as books,textbooks,school sandals.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

The low cost of attendance at these schools is being held responsible, in the minds of some, for a decline in public school quality.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

The fact that the government hasn’t been able to set up good schools shows why private people and groups have stepped up to close the huge education gap.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

The public schools failure has really given rise to the private schools surge. The government has really clamped down and neglected public schools. They are not well funded out all. It is one of the reasons why ASUU had to go on strike.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This expensive school are for those who are rich that they can afford it not for those that can’t afford it that why is call private but the public school which is meant for other people should also be well okay if the government fund the public well and take good care of it, it can compete with private school also but negligent of the public school don’t make it standard

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

Because of the exorbitant expense of tuition, students from middle-class families might not be able to attend certain colleges around the country.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

The failure of the government to establish reliable schools serves as evidence of why private individuals and organizations have stepped forward to close the enormous education gap.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

You may disagrees that expensive tuition equates to a high-quality education, stating that the system determines standards, not high fees. Buh that is the reality. Schools who pay higher tuition fees are expected and do have a better quality of education. However the system should determine standards. I’m paying lesser doesn’t mean I should not have quality education. Buh sadly, that is the case

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

A large number of people believe that the perceived decline in educational quality at public schools is attributable to the low tuition fees paid at such institutions.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Students who attend public schools and pay lower tuition will never acquire an education of the same high level as their counterparts who go to private schools.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

No one has the right to anticipate that public universities will provide a high-quality education as long as tuition rates are kept at such pitifully low levels.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

The issue is plain to see; the administration does not care about the people and does not cater to their requirements.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

Because of the exorbitant expense of tuition, students from middle-class families might not be able to attend certain colleges around the country.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

Private individuals and groups have come in to try to close the massive education gap caused by the government’s inability to create reliable institutions.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

The failure of public schools has in fact given birth to the spike in enrollment in private schools. The government has become extremely restrictive while simultaneously ignoring the needs of public schools.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This will continue to happen because most of the people in government purposely destroy public schools for their selfish interest.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Which sector or factor or good thing can this government come out and tell nigeria that the have done well. Public school Zero, we no even get enough public school in nigeria, the few wey dey no even dey up to standard

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

The low standards of public schools have birthed the influx of enrollment in private schools (for those that can afford), and the mentality that only private schools have quality education. Ideally the system should defines standard. Buh sadly that’s not the case; the government don’t care.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

I agree with the writer the failed system is what gave birth to all these private schools with extremely high school fees.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Expensive secondary school is making more children to drop out of school. Government has failed us, our educational standard has fallen greatly.