List of the oldest secondary schools in Nigeria.

There are 112 secondary schools in Nigeria that made the list of OLDEST SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA.

The history of the secondary education started in 1859 with the CMS Grammar school Badagry, Lagos. This school is 55 years old before the 1914 amalgamation and 101 years before the Nigerian independent.

Its now clear that this 112 secondary schools gave birth to the over 2million schools in Nigeria.

  1. CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos (1859) – CMS
  2. Methodist Boys High School, Victoria Island, Lagos (1878) – Methodist
  3. Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, Lagos (1879) – Methodist
  4. Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos (1885) – Baptist – The primary school arm was established in 1855 but was not changed into secondary school
  5. Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar (1895) – United Presbyterian
  6. St. Anne’s School, (Old Kudeti Girls’ School) Ibadan (1896)*- CMS
  7. Oron Boy’s High School, (Old Oron Training Institute) Oron (1897)*- CMS
  8. Wesley College of Science (old Wesley College), Elekuro, Ibadan (1905)* – Methodist
  9. St. Paul’s College, Iyenu, Awka (1900)* – CMS
  10. Methodist Boy’s High School, Oron (1905) – Methodist
  11. Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta (1908) – CMS
  12. King’s College, Catholic Mission street, Lagos (1909) – Government
  13. St. John’s School, Bida (1909)* – CMS
  14. Alhuda-Huda College(Old Government Secondary School), Zaria (1910) – Government
  15. Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode (12 Jan. 1913) – Anglican
  16. Eko Boys High School, Mushin, Lagos (13 Jan. 1913) – Methodist
  17. Ibadan Grammar School, Molete, Ibadan (Mar. 1913) – CMS
  18. Government Secondary School, Ilorin, Kwara (1914)- Government
  19. Government College, Katsina-Ala, Benue (1915) – Government
  20. Etinan Institute, Etinan, Akwa-Ibom (1915) – Qua Iboe Christian Mission
  21. Ondo Boys High School, Ondo (1919) – CMS
  22. Duke Town Secondary School (1919) – Qua Iboe Christian Mission
  23. Baptist Boys High School, Oke-Saje, Abeokuta (1923) – Baptist
  24. Government College, Kaduna (1920) – Government
  25. Barewa College, (Old Katsina College, Kaduna College and Government College), Zaria (Established as Katsina Teachers’ College) (1921)* – Government
  26. Methodist College, Uzuakoli, Abia (1923)- Methodist
  27. Ibo Boys’ High School, Uzuakoli, Abia (1923) – CMS
  28. Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, Anambra (1925) – CMS
  29. Queens College, Yaba, lagos (1927) – Government
  30. Government College, Apata, Ibadan (1927) – Government
  31. Government College, Umuahia, Abia (1927) – Government
  32. United Memorial Grammar School, Ibadan (1928) – CMS
  33. St. Gregory College, Ikoyi, Lagos (1928) – Catholic
  34. St. Thomas College, Ibusa (1928) – CMS
  35. St. Charles College, Onitsha (1929) – CMS
  36. Aggrey Memorial College, Arochukwu (1931) – Individual (Alvan Ikoku)
  37. Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos (1932) – Methodist/CMS
  38. St’ Theresa College, Oke-Ado, Ibadan (1932) – Catholic
  39. Oduduwa Grammar School, Ile-Ife (1932) – CMS
  40. Christ the King College, Onitsha, Anambra (1933) – Catholic
  41. Christ’s School, Fajuyi Park, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti (1933) – CMS
  42. Ilesha Grammar School, Ilesha, Osun (1934) – Social Group (Egbe Atunlese Ijesha)
  43. St. Patrick’s College, Calabar (1934) – Catholic
  44. Holy Rosary College, Enugu (1935) – Catholic
  45. Government Secondary School, Owerri (1935) – Government
  46. Edo College, Benin City (1937) – Government
  47. Ibadan Boys High School, Ibadan (1938) – Individual (Chief T.L. Oyesina)
  48. Baptist High School, Bodija, Ibadan (1940) – Baptist
  49. Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha (1942) – Catholic
  50. African Church School, Kajola, Ifo (1943)*
  51. Lisabi Grammar School, Abeokuta (1943)
  52. Offa Grammar School, Offa (1943)
  53. Olivet Heights, Oyo (1945)
  54. Adeola Odutola College (old Olu-Iwa College), Ijebu-Ode (1945)
  55. Government College, Ughelli (1945)
  56. Anglican Girls’ Grammar School, Lagos (1945)
  57. Urhobo College, Effurun (1946)
  58. Remo Secondary School, Sagamu (1946)
  59. Ansar –Ud – Deen Comprehensive College, Otta (1946)
  60. Imade College, Owoh (1946)
  61. Victory College, Ikare, Ondo (1947)
  62. Hussey College, Warri (1947)
  63. Ahmaddiya (Anwar-ul-Islam) College, Agege, Lagos (1948)
  64. Government College, Keffi (old Keffi Secondary School situated in Kaduna) (1949)
  65. Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo (1949)
  66. Baptist High School, Borokiri, Port Harcourt (1949)
  67. Oriwu College, Ikorodu (1949)
  68. Ago-Iwoye Secondary School, Ago-Iwoye (1950)
  69. Ijebu Muslim College (1950)
  70. Our Ladies of Apostle Secondary School, Yaba, Lagos (1950)
  71. St. Peter Claver’s College, Sapele (1950)
  72. Egbado (Yewa) College, Ilaro (1950)
  73. St. Thomas’s Aquinas College, Akure (1951)
  74. Queen’s School, Ibadan (1952)
  75. Government College, Afikpo, Ebonyi (1952)
  76. Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure (1953)
  77. Loyola College, Ibadan (1954)
  78. St. Bernadine’s, Oyo (1954)
  79. Our Ladies of Apostle Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode (1954)
  80. St. Anthony’s Grammar School, Ijebu-Imushin (1954)
  81. Manuwa Memorial Grammar School, Iju-Odo ( 1954)
  82. Fiditi Grammar School, Fiditi, Oyo (1954)
  83. National High School, Arondizuogu, Imo (1954)
  84. Iheme Memorial Grammar School, Arondizuogu, Imo (1954)
  85. St. Louis Secondary School, Ondo (1954)
  86. Gboluji Grammar School, Ile-Oluji, Ondo (1954)
  87. Badagry Grammar School, Badagry (1955)
  88. African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta (1955)
  89. Ibara Anglican High School, Abeokuta (1955)
  90. Doherty Memorial Grammar School, Ijero- Ekiti (1955)
  91. St Patrick’s College, Asaba (1955)
  92. St. Monica Girls’ School, Ondo (1955)
  93. St. Catherine’s Anglican Girls School, Owo (1956)
  94. St Joseph’s College, Ondo (1956)
  95. Methodist High School, Okiti Pupa (1956)
  96. Mayflower School, Ikenne (1956)
  97. Isoyin Grammar School, Isoyin (1956)
  98. Ebenezer Grammar School, Abeokuta (1956)
  99. St. Joseph College, Ondo (1956)
  100. Odogbolu Grammar School, Odogbolu (1957)
  101. Notre Dame College, Ozoro (1957)
  102. Government College, Makurdi (1957)
  103. Holy Rosary College, Idah (1957)
  104. Anglican Grammar School, Iju-itaogbolu (1957)
  105. African Church Grammar School, Oka-Akoko (1957)
  106. Okemesi Grammar School, Okemesi-Ekiti (1958)
  107. Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan (1958)
  108. Ahmadu Bahago Secondary School (old Niger Baptist College), Niger (1958)
  109. Anglican Grammar School, Igbara-Oke (1958)
  110. St. Patrick’s College, Oka-Akoko (1959)
  111. Ondo Anglican Grammar School, Ondo (1959)
  112. Premier Grammar School, Abeokuta (1959).
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