5 Best Secondary Schools In Ogun State
Ogun State prides herself as one of the states in Nigeria that can boast of quality and outstanding secondary education system.
Join me as I take you on a journey to discover the 5 best secondary schools in Ogun State, their histories and what they offer their students that make them stand tall above other secondary schools in the state.
The Best Secondary Schools In Ogun State
1. The Bells Comprehensive College, Ota
The Bells Comprehensive College is founded in 1991 by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria. The schools (one for boys, one for girls and one for day) are spread across sixty five (65) acres of undiluted landscape on Idiroko Road in Ota, Ogun State.
Students are accommodated in comfortable boarding houses with facilities for about 1500 students.
The methodology of education at The Bells is child oriented. Each student is seen as unique, and the best teaching methods for individual students with academic challenges have their needs met at The Bells
The college offers quality education for students aged 11 – 17 years, delivered in a state of the art learning environment designed to ensure the students’ academic success. The school uses audio-visual teaching aids, and recognizes student’s participation as the bedrock of teaching and learning process.
The school has well equipped biology, physics, chemistry and computer laboratories. The school’s classrooms make use of latest classroom technology which includes white boards and projectors. Students at The Bells are also thought the three Nigerian Languages as well as Chinese and French. The students are also exposed to skills acquisition program which includes barbing, electric work, photography, fabrics and clothing, hairdressing, bead making, hat making and cooking.
The schools assessment has been designed based on continuous holistic approach; not targeted towards SSCE, JSCE and UME examinations alone, the school; also groom students for SAT, Cambridge, IGSCE and TOEFL International Examinations. Little wonder the school recorded 91.6%, 96.4%, 99% passes during 2012, 2013 and 2014 WASSCE respectively.
The school is also the first secondary school to represent Nigeria at the International Geography Olympiad (iGEO) held in Cologne, Germany in 2012. The school also won Gold and Silver at the ASEAN plus 3 junior sciences Olympiad held in South Korea in 2010. The students of the Bells had an outstanding performance in 2010 and 2012 Editions of The International Young Physicist Tournament.
2. Day Waterman College, Abeokuta
Founded by local philanthropist Tayo Aderinokun, in 2008, the school is a purpose built co-educational boarding school of 500 students. The college is set on 35 acres of land in Asu village near Abeokuta, Ogun State, less than an hour drive from Lagos.
Day Waterman College provides outstanding education that inspires leadership traits as it focuses on the individual child’s ability to excel in the global world. The college is designed to educate young people to become leaders who will be at the forefront of rapid economic and social development sweeping through Nigeria and the world.
The college offers world class facilities in an environment with a natural, peaceful and focus setting. These facilities and equipment of outstanding quality have been provided to support the learning environment, including access to safe recreational areas.
Day Waterman College also offers an extensive and varied co-curricular programme, and the school strongly encourages the students to participate in these activities to develop new skills, confidence and self awareness.
The students of Day Waterman College primarily proceed to a range of higher or further educational institution in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America (USA), South Africa and other European Countries and study towards a variety of qualification and certification including A levels, Foundation Diplomas, International Baccalaureate, SATs, High School Matriculation and European Baccalaureate.
3. Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta
Abeokuta Grammar School is a public secondary school in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun state. Often called the first Grammar School in Nigeria, the school is the first secondary school in Ogun State and it is attended by students from all parts of Nigeria, West Coast of Africa, South Africa, Europe and even Asia.
The school was founded in 1908 by the Abeokuta District Church Council (Anglican). AGSOBA is an association of old students (boys and girls) of the grammar school and is the oldest student association in Nigeria. Headed by a national body known as the Central Executive Committee with it headquarter in Abeokuta, the association operates through branches all over Nigeria and the world. The school is mixed.
The school has a modern library for the students, which is well equipped. They also have a well equipped biology, chemistry, physics and computer laboratories. The school also encourages their students to discover their God given talents outside the classroom with their sophisticated music studio and fine art studio for students who are talented.
Extra curriculum activities are not left out, the school has a football field with covered sits, handball pitch, squash hall, and a basketball court for the student’s sporting activities.
Abeokuta Grammar School is a school to be, as it is indisputable one of the best secondary schools not only in Ogun state but in Nigeria. In 2007 the school was selected as the second best secondary school in Nigeria.
The school’s notable alumni include; Prof. Wole Soyinka, Beko Ransome-Kuti, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Tunde Kelani, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.
4. Buckswood School
Buckswood School, Abeokuta was founded by Sen. Dr. Lanre Tejuoso, the crown prince of Oke-Ona-Egba, Abeokuta, who is also a Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District. The school facilities, mode of teaching and ambience, tucked away in a serene outskirt of the city makes the school unique and that’s why it is making the list as one of the 5 best secondary schools in Ogun State.
Buckswood offers secondary education that encourages and rewards learning achievements. The school provides the students with personalized care and attention in a safe environment. The school offers the students a wealth of extra curriculum activities to help them grow mentally and emotionally.
According to the proprietor Buckswood School, Abeokuta remains the only secondary school in Nigeria that is truly British, the school boasted that it is run for children whose parents are abroad. The school offers a wealth of extra-curriculum trips to London, Georgia, Hong Kong and Japan, to augment studies and a year-round programme of half term trips which is believed to broaden minds and horizon, breaks down barriers, destroy misconception, enhance knowledge and promote cultural understanding.
The students can transfer to any Buckswood school around the world. The School is the first British secondary school in Nigeria.
5. Corona Secondary School, Agbara
Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State, is one of the schools in Corona School Trust and the only one located in Ogun State. Established in 1992, it is located on a scenic 2.3 acres of land in the serene and beautiful Agbara estate. The school is a co-educational boarding school and has successfully presented her students for Nigerian and British external examinations.
The school overarching objective is to ensure that the students are able to live and work successfully in the higher turbulent, globalised and technological world in which they are going to work in. The school consists of dedicated, committed, passionate and competent educationists who strive for excellence every day.
The school has successfully secured accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), based in New England, United States of America. The school made history by becoming the first secondary school in Nigeria and one of only four selected schools in Africa to be accredited by the internationally acclaimed body.
The school also partnered with the GOETHE Partner School (PASCH) programme, a network of about 1800 schools around the world which is aimed at encouraging young students to learn German language and culture. Another advantage of this programme is that graduates of partner school enjoy a better prospect of securing admission into German institution of higher learning.
The school has a modern and well equipped library for the students. They also have a well equipped biology, chemistry, physics and computer laboratories.