5 Best Private Secondary Schools In Ibadan
Ever wondered which are the best private secondary schools in Ibadan? And have you also wondered what these best private secondary schools in Ibadan have on offer that make them stand out?
Come along as I take you through the different history of the 5 best private secondary schools in Ibadan as well as what they offer within and outside the secondary school curriculum that make them stand tall above other private secondary schools in the city.
1. Nickdel College
Nickdel College, located at 120, Adekunle Fajuyi road, Adamasingba, was founded in 1993 after being approved by the Oyo State Ministry of Education. The secondary school however started with the first set of 32 students who enrolled into JSS1 in 1994. The high point of this history was that Nickdel became the first private secondary school in Oyo State.
The school was founded by Chief Kunle Adeleke and Chief (Mrs) Modupe Adeleke.
It was one of the branches of Nickdel College group of schools nationwide.
Their motto is ‘in God we aim high’.
They have classes from JSS1 to SSS3.
Some of their facilities include classrooms which are spacious and well air-conditioned. The maximum number of students in a class is twenty five.
Nickdel College Ibadan has well-equipped science laboratories. There are also fully equipped laboratories for Fine Art and Music students.
The school library is well stocked. In order to make the students Internet savvy, the school also built a state of the art ICT facility.
There is also boarding facility for students who wish to stay within the school compound.
Sports complex and a clinic are available for the physical well-being of the students.
Adequate water and electricity supply is a plus you will find at Nickdel College, making it one of the best private secondary schools in Ibadan.
2. Lifeforte International School
Lifeforte International school was founded in 1990 by Pastor Olubi and Dr. (Mrs) Sarah Johnson of Greener Pasture Christian Center Church.
It is a co-educational Private Christian Institution that is a combination of the Preschool, Junior and High Schools. Lifeforte is located at Awotan GRA, Ibadan.
Lifeforte can best be regarded as an intercontinental academic community because both national and foreign students from different cultural backgrounds flock the school each session.The school arranges travelling for its foreign students in partnership with Biscord int travel agency.
The school is specially seated on an ultra modern 25 acre in a serene and quiet environment. It has two main wings which are the school compound and the residential compound.
The school’s facilities include a large level building complex that has six jointed blocks of fully air-conditioned classrooms and state-of-the-art teaching materials like white boards, working healthcare centre to cater for the residents’s health, a large assembly hall and a central administrative building.
There is also modern sports complex with swimming pool and a 320 seater pavilion, a multipurpose playing court with a 400 seater pavilion, and an artificial turf junior football pitch surrounded by a 6 lane tartan track opposite a grand stand and control room.
There is also boarding hostels for males and females; clean water and constant electricity supply.
3. The Christ Ambassadors International College
The school has made provision for an e-learning initiative through the procurement of internet learning tools and resources. There is a wireless internet connection all over the school compound. This facility makes access to the internet easy for both the teachers and students. Christ Ambassador make use of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s) as well.
For boarding students, furnished hostels for males and females are available with beautiful beds and lockers. Each hostel has a common room where the boarders can gather and relax to watch interesting programs.
School uniform consists of blue jacket, tie, white inner top. On Fridays, the students are mandated to wear a branded T-shirt. On Saturdays, the dress code is usually white and black. There is also a designated house-wear for boarding students.
The management of C.A.I.C boasts of adequate training of their students targeted at getting good academic results and assisting them to develop their natural curiosity, explore issues of national and global significance through one-to-one approach
4. International School Ibadan (I.S.I)
I.S.I is located at Barth road, University of Ibadan. The school was founded in 1963 as a co-educational institution by the University of Ibadan, and since then it has remained one of the best private secondary schools in Ibadan.
I.S.I was a unique school aimed at creating an environment where both students from within and outside the country could co-exist and learn in a bid to tighten racial unity.
The establishment of the school was inspired by late Professor Andy Taylor, the first Director of the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan.
I.S.I is popular for its healthy social and extra-curricular activities such as the International soiree (an event which comes up once every two years).
Another feature is ‘The Charity walk’ which is a fundraising event that teaches students the spirit of giving to the less privileged. As part of its efforts to encourage academic and behavioral excellence, the school organizes an award and prize giving ceremony towards the end of every academic session to motivate students to do more.
I.S.I also hosts A-Levels examinations. There are well-furnished hostels for boarding students as well within the school compound. I.S.I occasionally organizes excursions to interesting places.
5. Marella International Group of Schools
Bottom on our list of best secondary schools in Ibadan is Marella International Group of Schools. Marella is located at 28 Adenuga Street , Kongi, Bodija Ibadan.
This school has an interesting history and is run by a Portuguese-Nigerian couple, Mr. Edward And Mrs. Michele Adebisi. The mother to Mr.Edward founded Marella group in 1979.
In 1997, the college of the school was established with four students, among which was the grandson of the proprietress herself, who is a Masters Degree holder in Bio-chemistry from Oxford University.
The proprietress later retired in 1999 and bestowed the school to her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Adebisi.
The group of schools consist of over 220 student populace and 67 staff. Part of their fascinating school facilities include furnished boarding facilities for both males and females,well-equipped music classrooms, standard sport complex, beautiful swimming pool, well-equipped science laboratories and a spacious event hall.
Their pride lies in the milestones laid by their graduating students who are scattered all over enviable Universities worldwide, including Oxford University, Harvard School of Medicine, Cambridge and Imperial College London.