5 Best Secondary Schools In Anambra State
Anambra State is a state that can boast of some the best brains in Nigeria. Over the years, statistics have shown that students from this state excelled in WAEC and NECO examinations and also various national and international competitions at secondary school level. Both the State government and the private sector can lay claim to the huge investment in human capital development for effective teachers’ performance and modern learning facilities to the keep education sector in the state topnotch. Thus, some of the public and private secondary schools in the state have over the years proven their ability to provide quality education.
Below I present to you the 5 best Secondary Schools in Anambra State.
1. CKC Onitsha
Christ the King College (CKC) is an all-boys secondary school located in the commercial city of Onitsha that has been in existence for over 9 decades. Originally a Catholic school established by the Irish missionaries, it was taken over by the East central government in the 70s. The motto of the school Bonitas, Disciplina, Scientia means Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge. This renowned academic institution is dedicated to intellectual and personal growth of male youth.
Some of the great facilities in the school include; modern classrooms, good boarding house, well equipped science laboratory, computer & E-learning centre and standard sport facilities for football, track and field athletics, handball, hockey and lawn tennis. The school best assets are her qualified teachers and a conducive environment which makes learning worthwhile.
Over the years, students of CKC have recorded tremendous success in WAEC and NECO examinations and so many other academic competitions in the country.
The school boasts of a star-studded alumni which include Anambra State Governor; Willie Obiano, former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, late Supreme Court Judge, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa amongst others.
2. Grundtvig International Secondary School
Grundtvig International Secondary School is a private all-boarding boys and girls secondary school .This institution of learning is inspired by the Danish philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig hence the school was named after him and the school motto ‘Education for Life’ is his ideology.
The School is adequately equipped with modern teaching and learning facilities of international standard for academic, creative and vocational excellence. Some of their facilities include; a well-equipped modern science and technology laboratories ,a fully-equipped centre for computer studies, Internet facilities, Ultra-modern auditorium, standard classrooms with modern teaching aids and equipment, a modern library, standard facilities for indoor and outdoor games and sports: basketball, football, volley ball, adequate classrooms, medical center, a centre for vocational studies, agricultural land with farming facilities, students hostels and staff quarters.
In addition, Grundtvig International Secondary School is an accredited centre for Cambridge IGCSE, O and A levels examination. The school prepares her students for Cambridge examinations and also affords them the opportunity to register and write other foreign examinations like SAT 1 & 2 and TOEFL.
The school was ranked 6th on WAEC West African Senior School Certificate Examination performance for May/June 2015. In addition, the school was a Winner at the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad for Girls (2015) and West African Quality Education Awards (2016).
Admission is granted to boys and girl who are successful at the school’s entrance examination. The school grants scholarships to the best male and female candidates in her entrance examinations and is also a Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) representative school in the South East Geo-political zone for its National Cradle to Career Scholarship Scheme.
Grundtvig International Secondary School is located at Oba, about 20 minutes’ drive from Asaba Airport.
3. Austica Memorial College Nanka
Austica Memorial College Nanka is an all-male boarding post primary school that started operation in November 1999.The school is owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Awka and was born out of the quest to provide quality education for young men through a combination of discipline, skill, knowledge and self-reliance.
Austica have in her employment qualified teachers who are committed to imparting the knowledge and skills to excel into their students and also vocational studies to equip the students for real life challenges. Located at Nanka in the very heart of the state, the school is equipped with modern boarding facilities, adequate class room, modern science laboratory, modern library, computer room, internet facilities and sport facilities.
Students aged 9 and above are admitted into junior secondary school in Austica Memorial College upon successful completion of primary school education, successful common entrance examination and interview.
4. Saint Charles College Onitsha
Saint Charles College Inland Town is an all-boys secondary school located in the heart of the commercial city of Onitsha. The school popularly known as the “Varsity on the Niger”, was founded over 80 decades ago by His Grace Most Reverend Dr. Charles Heerey, Archbishop of Onitsha of blessed memory and was dedicated to St. Charles Borrormeo. The college began as a teacher training college for men, but was later metamorphosed into a secondary school after it was taken over by the Eastern Government at the end of the Nigeria Biafra civil War in 1970. Currently, the school is co- owned and managed by the original owners (the church) and the Anambra state Ministry of Education.
St Charles College is a day and boarding school with modern boarding facilities, a large dining hall, a large school auditorium, adequate classrooms, well equipped science laboratories, technology centre, medical centre and good sport facilities. The school prides itself as a great center of excellence and has continued to record marvelous improvement. They have capable teachers that work round the clock to impart knowledge and skills to excel in the life to the young minds of the students.
St Charles stands out because over the years their students have excelled in both national and international examination. The school was one of the 50 best performed schools as rated by WAEC in 2015.
St Charles College celebrates their feast on the 4th of November every year where both the students and alumni engage in various community services.
5. British Spring College Awka
British Spring College is a co-educational private international post primary school located in the capital city of Awka that provides world class education with the use of modern facilities to student 7 years and above. The school prides in her ability to impart high quality education, a strong desire for knowledge, high self-esteem, high personal expectation, skills to excel, leadership skills, spiritual and moral values in their students while guiding their young minds toward appropriate career selection. In addition, they provide a conducive and secure environment for smooth learning.
One thing that makes British Spring standout is that they operate both the Nigerian and the British National curriculum. They use technology as a tool in teaching, learning and research. The school heavily invests on well-equipped science laboratories and specialist rooms, networking, internet access, peripherals and mobile computer for effective classroom teaching, curriculum development and teachers training. Extensive use of ICT skills and equipment (interactive whiteboards, televisions and PowerPoint) make learning attractive in this great institution. The school has good sport facilities for indoor and outdoor games for all round development of their students.
Yearly, British Spring organizes a mathematics competition and the winners are handsomely rewarded.