Top 9 Best Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Oyo State

Submitted by superadmin on Tue, 12/24/2019 - 22:28
Schools in Ibadan


The top secondary schools in Ibadan, Nigeria listed below are some of the best schools you can find not only in Oyo State but in Nigeria as a whole.


Known as the city of firsts, Ibadan is synonymous with Nigerian history and her earliest developments. Ibadan is home to the first University in Nigeria, University of Ibadan, also known as The Premiere University. The first skyscraper in Nigeria, Cocoa House, is located in the ancient city of Ibadan. In 1959, Chief Obafemi Awolowo established Nigeria's first indigenous TV station in Ibadan, The Western Nigerian Television. Years, later, it would be known as Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Ibadan.


Talking of population and geography, Ibadan is the largest city in Nigeria by geographical area. It is larger than Ekiti, Abia, Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra and Lagos States. It is more populous than Ondo, Osun, Kogi, Zamfara, Enugu, Kebbi, Edo, Plateau, Adamawa, Cross River, Abia, Ekiti, Kwara, Gombe, Yobe, Taraba, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Bayelsa States and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.


The historical epicentre that is Ibadan boasts of some of the best private secondary schools in Nigeria today. This is not surprising; Ibadan has an age-old long tradition of excellence. The leading schools in Ibadan are not just the best on their terms; they favourably compete, if not out-rank top schools in other big cities in Nigeria like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.


If you are a parent living in or outside of Ibadan and you desire your child to experience schooling in the peaceful city of Ibadan, I am sure you would want your child to attend one of the top schools in Ibadan. The list below will help you find out some of the top secondary schools in Ibadan.


Below is a list of some of the best secondary schools located in Ibadan Oyo State.


Please note that this list is in no particular order and is subject to modification(s) once there is a need for such.


9 Best Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Nigeria

  1. Lifeforte International School
  2. The International School of Ibadan
  3. The Vale College
  4. George And Duke International College
  5. Rubies International College
  6. Christ Ambassadors International College
  7. Lead City International School
  8. Seed of Life international School
  9. More

1. Lifeforte international School

Lifeforte International School is a co-educational Private Christian Institution, consisting of the Preschool, Junior and High Schools for children between the ages of 3-18 years. It was founded on the 5th of November 1990 by Pastor (Dr.) Olubi and Sarah Johnson to provide a balanced comprehensive educational curriculum for the full development of children (ages 3-18) intellectually, spiritually and socially. Lifeforte has a large number of students, Nigerian and foreign, who come from different social backgrounds (e.g. from Britain, North and South America, Canada and Australia). The school has an established travel agency which makes travelling easy as the school always makes arrangements for students travelling from different parts of the world to Nigeria and back at special Lifeforte parents' discount rates.

Lifeforte School is located in a serene and quiet part of the city of Ibadan undisturbed by the hustle and bustle typical of city life. The ultra-modern 25-acre Lifeforte International High School campus is divided into two main areas; the school compound and the residential compound.


Lifeforte school is arguably one of the best schools in Nigeria not just in Ibadan and Oyo State.


The school is located at 1 Lifeforte Boulevard, Awotan GRA, Ibadan, Oyo State. Nigeria.


2. The International School, Ibadan

It will interest you that The International School Ibadan is the oldest secondary school in this list of the best schools in Ibadan. With the passing of years, the school continues to gain credibility and it records more successes, little wonder it keeps waxing stronger.


The International School, Ibadan is a co-educational institution established by the University of Ibadan on October 14, 1963. It was the first of its kind in Nigeria and was founded to provide an environment where children both from within and outside Nigeria could live and learn together thereby fostering racial integration, international friendship and unity.

The school is widely known to have produced distinguished and notable men and women too numerous to mention and are occupying enviable positions in their various callings, all over the world and they continue to distinguish themselves through students' excellent performance in local and international examinations.

The school is located at Akinyele Road, University of Ibadan.




3. The Vale College

Another school that ranks among the very best in Ibadan is The Vale College.

The Vale College was founded by Solemilia Educational Trust as a co-educational secondary school on Monday, November 7, 1994. Since its establishment, The Vale College has continued to distinguish itself by providing holistic education, as evident from the students we graduate each year, true to our watchword Character and Learning.

For parents who are particular about the number of students in their kids class, The Vale College's policy will interest you. The Vale College has a maximum capacity for 50 new students annually in JSS1 and fills existing vacancies in JSS2, SSS1 and SSS2. Every class in the college is divided into 2 arms of not more than 25 students each.

Many inspirational parents in Ibadan and beyond find The Vale College the best school choice for their wards, thus being one of the leading schools in Ibadan.


Top 9 Best Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Nigeria


4. George and Duke International College

George and Duke International College is a school out to cater for the moral upbringing of the students, prepare them to be good future leaders and making use of their hands and brain to achieve God's purpose for their lives.

The academic staff All our teachers are very articulate with very high qualifications - first-class degree, many with second class upper division some with master's degree, all of them giving their best to the students, with the student taking great advantage of this unique package. Apart from the academic duties of the teachers and other staff, the students are cared for as foster children.


George and Duke International College also has a boarding-house that is home-away-from-home; a very conducive environment with all necessary facilities put-in-place, in case you want your kids to avoid the distractions at home.

The school is located at Plots 6 & 7 Simeon Adebo Avenue, Iyaganku GRA, Ibadan, Nigeria.


5. Rubies International College

Rubies International College was established in September 2007 by Pastor Moses Aderogba Amure and Pastor Esther (Mrs)Olufunmilayo Amure of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.

The sole aim is to inculcate discipline and moral values depicting the children of the kingdom and God-fearing leaders of tomorrow. This has made the school part of the high ranking schools in Nigeria and it is becoming a choice both inside and outside Nigeria.


The school is a private Christian co-education day and boarding school with the objective to achieve well defined educational goals, moral training and a strong foothold in the knowledge of God.

Some of the school's current facilities are Our current sports facilities include multi-purpose courts, grass playing fields, Badminton, Basketball, Table tennis, Snooker Board and indoor games(such as Dart, Ayo olopon, Chess, Scrabble etc.) to enhance intellectual and sporting abilities, among others.

The school is located at Felele Straight End, Express Link, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.


6. Christ the Ambassador International College

This is another good school in Ibadan that is generally accepted as one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria.

Christ the Ambassador International College is a co-educational international Christian school that is set out to raise intellectual Ambassadors for Christ. The school's watchword is excellence and integrity.

The school is on a mission to: provide a conducive teaching and learning environment for all under the umbrella of CAIC; develop high academic accomplishments and impart intellectual skills and expose students to leadership roles and civilized governance early in life, among others.


Christ Ambassadors International College was established in 1998 as the college arm of Juniors International Nursery and Primary School in the highbrow area of Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan, Nigeria.

The school is located at Christ Ambassadors International College, Alaafin Avenue, Oluyole Estate, Ring Road. Ibadan, Nigeria.


7. Lead City International School

Lead City International School Jericho, Ibadan, is a private, co-educational high school, situated in a serene environment.

As you may know, the school is owned by the proprietors of Lead City University, a Federal Government-approved private university. The school offers qualitative education in a wide range of subjects at the Junior and Senior Secondary levels. Besides, it offers tuition for WAEC, IGe CSE, SAT and IELTS.

One thing that distinguishes Leadcity International School from others is the top-notch teaching facilities and the very conducive world-class learning environment that is the ideal for all learners in Nigeria.

At Lead city, the Junior & Senior classes are housed separately. The school has excellent facilities supporting all areas of its curriculum.


8. Seed of Life School

Seed of Life School is a private, co-educational Christian school located in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State. Seed of Life Schools started as a Crèche and Nursery School in 1991 and has since bloomed into Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools with four locations in Ibadan. At Seed of life, their students are at the centre of everything they do and the school aims to give students the best opportunities that they can get. With academics as their major focus, Seed of Life students are also equipped with other fundamental skills to help them achieve mental, spiritual, physical and sociological growth.


The school's curriculum is fully Nigerian and always kept-up-to-date and constantly revised to meet the national academic standards and requirements as well as being internationally recognized.

Additionally, the school has devout academic and administrative staff with a plethora of good teachers and qualified professionals in their respective fields. These staffs are dedicated and committed to catering to the all-round development of our students.


The school is located at Plot 1, Onireke GRA, Agbarigo-Dugbe Road. No. 7/32, Eleyele Bus stop Eleyele, Ibadan.


9. Over to you!


So, there you have it. If you know of some other leading schools in Ibadan that could not make this list, feel free to tell us about them in the comment session. This list is modified from time to time as soon as there is any new development, so, we might just include your suggested top school in Ibadan soon.




Embeth model group of…

Submitted by Awoyemi olabimpe (not verified) on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 23:29

Embeth model group of schools.

Best school

Submitted by Olajide Abdul Qahar (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 22:22

To me I feel Government College Apata is of standard because it provides holistic education. The school infrastructure is great, brilliant students, best sportsman and creative students. In essence, I feel Gci is one of the best

About the school

Submitted by Sheriff oluwaseun (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 22:41

His Royal Diadem College should be among the top five in Oyo State.
This list is fake where did you put OBMS

One of the best schools

Submitted by Anubaba (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2020 - 08:37

Wow, nice write-up. Only that you omitted Bethel American International School at Fiditi, along Oyo-Ibadan Express Road.
You can google and confirm it.

Been the most expensive…

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 19:34

Been the most expensive school does not really make it the best


Submitted by Bolaji (not verified) on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 18:32

I think ICAST school is also one of the best schools in Ibadan.

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