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Schools in Benin Edo State

Top 11 Best Secondary Schools in Benin and Environs in Edo State

Are you a parent looking for the best schools in Benin city for your child? Do you live in Edo State and want your children to attend the leading schools in Edo state?  There are indeed some good schools in Benin and its environs in Edo state that can compete favourably with schools elsewhere in Nigeria.

To guide you in choosing the top schools in Benin and its environs, we have put up a list of some of the best schools not only in Benin city but in the whole of Edo State. Be it boarding schools or day-only schools, mixed schools or single-sex schools the list below is all you need to choose a good school for your child in Edo State.

Without further Ado, below is the list of the best schools in Edo State Nigeria.

Top 11 Best Secondary Schools in Edo State

Please note that the schools in this list are listed in no particular order.

  1. Lumen Christi International School, Uromi

Lumen Christi International School was founded on Oct,5th 1986 by His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. P.E Ekpu (Archbishop Emeritus of Benin Archdiocese). Lumen Christi is located in the heart of Esanland-Arue, Uromi in Esan North-East L.G.A of Edo State and owned by the Catholic Diocese of Uromi.

A school with a population of 630 with 99 staff, made up of both academic and non-academic staff. Lumen Christi is blessed with industrious and committed staff led by the principal, Rev.Fr.Dr. Theophilus Itaman.

She operates a full boarding school for boys. The school draws her student across the nation and overseas. Lumen Christi strives to form the whole person, hence the all-embracing programme of the school. She is an institution that emphasizes the moral value and spiritual developing along with academic excellence.

Having in mind no sordid desire for money but the mandate of the church and value for education, His Grace, Most Rev.Dr. P.E Ekpu, the then Archbishop of Benin City, founded on the 5th October 1986, an educational citadel, now known as ‘Lumen Christi International High School, Uromi, Edo State.’

The school is located at Uromi Edo State.

  1. Deeper Life High School, Benin City.

Deeper Life High School as an institution came on board in October 2010 with seven campuses. But these campuses have since grown into 22 campuses in 22 states across the six geopolitical zones of the federation.

The sole aim of the school is to contribute to human capital development in our great country Nigeria. It is the vision of God, given to the General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM), Pastor (Dr.) W.F. Kumuyi. The vision is to take children and youth to the top. Children with clear vision and purpose like Daniel who imbibed the knowledge of God.

Besides it is not for the members of Deeper Life Bible Church alone but for every Nigerian child both at home and abroad and other nationals from the world over.

Deeper Life High School Benin Campus started in October 2011 under the then fatherly State Overseer of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Edo State, with the pioneer principal who happens to be the only principal of the campus till date. However, our current State Overseer is Pastor Godwin Osabuohien under whose watch and the principal’s the school has grown to an enviable reputation.

  1. Nosakhare Model Education Centre, Benin City

The academy is unique because it has been able to develop a good blend of the European and Nigeria styles of education, such that pupils coming from Europe and America finds it relatively and satisfactorily easy to continue their studies no matter the language background they are coming from. In addition to this unique feature, the affordability of the service gladdens the hearts of parents/guardians or sponsors of our pupils.

A multitude of parents/guardians have attested to these facts over the years, and we too are glad. The brightest pupils have enjoyed and still enjoying unconditional scholarship or significant waiver in cost for their studies in the academy.

Due to the use of Montessori materials on daily basis, the Montessori approach provides an avenue for intelligent pupils to learn at a much faster rate which leads to double promotion at the end of an academic year and also provides a lot of assistance to slow learners who cannot catch up with the orthodox methods.

We offer five main subjects which are the Montessori curriculum thus; language, mathematics, practical life, sensorial culture and also prescribed by the Ministry of Education.

For the pupils to improve in their performance through the highly individualized and practical oriented method of learning which provides opportunities for children to become independent of their abilities thus enhancing their self-esteem and keeping them happy all through the school year.

148, Upper Mission Road, Opposite Payne Primary School, Benin City, Edo State.




  1.  Divine Wisdom International School

Divine Wisdom International school is one of the top schools in Benin City and Edo State in general. For more than a decade, parents and students from around the world have discovered and made their ways to our boarding school in Benin city.

Like a hidden gem, Divine Wisdom International school has become the answer for those parents who find themselves asking one of life’s most frustrating questions: Where can I find a school that will enable my child to realize his/her untapped potential? If you need a turning point for your child. You have found The school.

We live in a society that makes it increasingly difficult to impact traditional Christian values of godliness, integrity, and moral responsibility to our children, but by working in fellowship with devoted parents like you, the school believes with God’s help we can raise a generation of young adults who will impact their nations for Christ.

They believe strongly in our school and I hope that our website will provide for you a healthy and transparent glimpse of Divine Wisdom International School. Through the various links and pages, you will learn what makes DWIS such a unique boarding school: academic success through student accountability; athletic success through excellent sports and training programmes; a school that is simultaneously traditional, relevant, and personal. What happens in the next ten years of your child’s life depends on what influences are shaping his thinking and moulding his personality now.

1 Divine Close, Country Home Motel Rd. Off Sapele Rd. Benin-City, Edo State.

Top 11 Best Secondary Schools in Edo State

  1. Greater Tomorrow Secondary School

Greater Tomorrow is committed to developing the personality, character and best interest of students, so they go on to be disciplined, confident and self-assured individuals wherever they find themselves in future.

The school believes that the knowledge and skills a child imparts at school are transferable into the real world and if we build a generation of disciplined young adults, it would lead to a vibrant society.

The school is located at Reuben Agho Avenue, off Gapiona Road, in the Government Reserved Area(G.R.A), Benin City, Edo State.

  1. Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin City

Igbinedion Secondary School is one of the best schools in Edo State. The school offers far more than a first-class education. Igbinedion High School students are presented with the unique opportunities to grow in confidence, to develop their personalities in a secure, happy environment where they are nurtured to be the best - and above all to aim high and to expect great things.

This institution is located in the heart of the ancient historical Benin Kingdom. The school’s sprawling buildings and grounds sit majestically and beautifully on 100 acres of land. Benin is itself one of the most renowned places in the history of African civilization. Against this background, the boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18 cultivate traditional human values.

All the pupils, whether boarding or day students have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of daily school life. The faculty room comprises energetic and committed teachers who ensure that we offer a rich variety of activities, seven days a week, including prep every evening.

  1. Phelim High School

Phelim High Schools comprise Montessori, kindergarten, primary and secondary school; committed to bringing about the total development of each pupil, student: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. to empower the students, pupils, through education, helping them achieve their God-given potentials in spiritual formation and learn leadership skills for the service of God and humanity.

 At Phelim, the schools pride themselves in providing qualitative and affordable education for all children. The school is located at Phelim High Schools, 42/44 Adesuwa Girls Grammar School Road, G.R.A; Benin City.  Edo State, Nigeria.

  1. University Preparatory Secondary School

The University Preparatory Secondary School [U.P.S.S.], Children's' Academy Nursery and Primary [C.A.N.P.] and Children's' Academy Montessori [C.A.M.] provide a unique educational experience. They are an outstanding community of Teachers, Students and Pupils open to both traditional and new ideas.

Education at our schools takes place not only through formal classroom instruction but also in countless other ways [ by participating in curricular and co-curricular activities.

The school is located at Garrick Layout, Off Siluko Road, P. O. Box 1059, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

  1. Annunciation Catholic School, Irrua, Edo State

ACCI is one of the best schools in Edo State. Annunciation Catholic College, Irrua, the first secondary school in Esan land was established in 1955 when the defunct Benin province was a part of the defunct Western region of Nigeria that had its Capital at Ibadan.

  1. St Mary Dedication British International School

The foundation stone of this great school formerly called St. Mary Dedication Education Centre as it were with the motto: "Education for Light through Knowledge" was laid on January 7th in 1996.

In the ancient city of Benin in Edo State, by a foresighted woman, Dr. (Mrs) Marian Egbe Asakome. She doubles as the President and Founder of this great school. The school was officially commissioned by His Excellency Admiral Mike Akhigbe, Former Vice President of Nigeria in the year 1996.

The inauguration of the school was coupled with the establishment of the nursery and primary schools, which are based on Montessori education. The school started its lessons on that day (January 7th) with fifteen, of which six were pupils.

The number of pupils greatly increased over the years. In this present 2014/2015 academic year, the Montessori schools have a population of over a thousand students. The school ever since its opening has experienced tremendous growth and has attracted the attention of a vast variety of academic and non-academic organisations, nationally and internationally.

  1. Auntie Maria School

Auntie Maria Nursery School is one of the oldest best schools in Edo State. The school was approved in 1974. The first site of the school was the Catholic Centre on Mission Road, Benin City. Then there were only three classes; KG1A, 2A and 3A. In 1976 the school moved to a building on Uwa Street, off Wire Road, in same Benin City, due to the need for expansion; then there were six classes, i.e. two arms each.

In 1978 the school moved to Artillery Road, off Siluko Road, due to further expansion. By this time it became necessary to plan for a primary school.

In 1984 the school moved to its present permanent site where the primary section took off.

Over the years, one of the things that have drawn parents' attention to this school, apart from the high moral standard and learning environment is the high academic standard available.

In 1990 when the gifted children school started, out of the seven places allocated to Bendel state, the school produced one pupil. Then, in 1992, out of the available two slots for Edo state, the school produced the two pupils. Pupils were usually selected after a general test which the best pupils from all schools sat.

The school is located at 10, First Avenue, Garrick Residential Estate, Siluko Road, Benin City.


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