Ogun State, which has Abeokuta as its capital was founded in February 1976. It is currently headed by Senator Ibikunle Amosun and is referred to as the Gateway to Nigeria. If I was still little I could probably say it’s because of their Ofada rice produced in Ofada town in respect of the saying that “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” I would have been wrong.

 It borders the Republic of Benin to the East, Lagos state to the South, Ondo state to the West and Osun state to the North with twenty (20) local Governments. Ogun state consists of both Christians and Muslims but majorly Christians and has amazing cultural events which include the “Ake Festival of Arts and Books” founded in 2013 by one of the Nigerian great writers, Lola Shoneyin. Talking about books, there is a historic, tourist and academic presidential library owned by former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and even the National Library of Nigeria is located in the same state.

Truth be told, Ogun people love books and that’s why they invest in academics, producing schools with value.

 I will be sharing top schools with you among other outstanding schools in Ogun State.

1.City of Knowledge Academy (CKA)


Ijebu-Ode is the Chief town and capital of the Ijebu Kingdom, the 2nd largest city in Ogun State comprises this beautiful school that supports both the contemporary and integrated approach of teaching and learning. It is usually referred to as the school with the lake because of the marvellous artificial lake in the middle of the school.

This school was founded in the year 2013 by a business leader and administrator, who is a graduate of Economics from the University of Ibadan, a fellow in the Institute of chartered accountants of Nigeria, alumnus of Harvard Business school USA and alumnus of International Institute for management and business development (IMD) Lausanne, Switzerland, amongst others, Mrs Mosun Belo-Olusoga. Mind you, I stretched her records for you to see reasons with me on why I earlier mentioned that Ogun State people are book inclined.

 This is basically a boarding secondary school and an award-winning school of categories such as American Mathematics and Microsoft certifications in Words and PowerPoint.

 Their school fee ranges from 751,000- 1,000,000 per term. CKA also awards scholarship in various categories and levels, they also have a group and individual sponsors.

See more on CKA here.

2.The Bells Comprehensive Secondary School

Of course, when one hears the name “Bell” the mind travels first to alerts. This school, already from their name, is indeed called out. They obviously want their name to ring a bell once heard of, they have achieved a lot and passed knowledge to their pupils who tend to either be in the creche, nursery, primary or secondary school (day or boarding).

 This school was founded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the 20th of January, 1991 with a proposition that “no child is unteachable”. It is located in Otta town, they practice audio-visual learning, teach different languages such as English, other Nigerian Languages, Chinese and French. They also prepare their students for both O’level and A’level exams.

 Their school fee ranges from N301,000- N500,000, they practice a sibling discount method on third child applicant. click for more to know about The Bells Secondary and Primary School.

3.Rainbow College

Truly, a name is the first gift given to a child as the meaning of that name will manifest. I think the founder of the school Mrs O.O Odunlami should have first class in branding, with the way she has named her school, it has helped them come out in flying colors as their motto remains: Learning today, Leading Tomorrow.

This school has a day school in Lagos with sister schools “Pampers Private School, Alaka”, “Pampers Private School, Lekki” and a boarding school in Maba town, Ogun State.

Their scholarship is usually given to the best student in the entrance examinations into Jss1 and would continue based on performance in subsequent years, which will depend on other terms and conditions. Scholarship amounts are majorly 50% off the tuition fee for the student while their school fee ranges from N501,000-N750,000.

I will really love you to see more of what Rainbow school has got in stock here

4.Trinity International College (TIC)

This school fondly called TRICOL was established on the 10th of May, 1995 and later moved to 72 acres of land in the year 1998. It has a boarding secondary school in Ofada.

TIC has bagged Laurel awards, acquired good results locally and internationally.

 Among competitions won are the Nigerian International Secondary Schools Model United Nations (NISSMUN), International Biology Olympiad (Iran, 2018), International Physics (Indonesia, 2017), World Youth Scrabble (France, 2017), Cambridge IGCSE/GCE O’level top country award winners in Physics, Art and Design, Biology, Mathematics and English Language (2016), to mention a few.

 Their target is to close the gap between the present and future of a child. They have over eight hundred (800) students who attend the school. Tuition fee ranges from N501,000- N750,000, a sibling discount of 12.5% is being granted to the 3rd sibling.

Facilities, extra-curricular activities and other amazing stuff are something you may want to look at here.


In the year 1995 on a perfect day as the 9th of January, Jextoban was established and has been a source of joy to tap from far and beyond Ibafo, Ogun State as the school extends to Lagos state somewhere in Ketu. The founder Pastor and Mrs E.A Ojo made of it a Christian learning environment with twenty-five students (25) class size, comprises both day and boarding and has an amazing 5% sibling discounts, Tuition fee range per term is N301,000-N500,000. See how much Jextoban has to offer you here.

6.Folarin Dalley College

Close to rock formations in a wooden savanna is the largest city (Abeokuta) in Ogun state where Samuel Williamson Dalley (Primary) and Folarin Dalley College (Secondary) was founded in the year 2001 by late Dr. Barrister (Chief) Gbenga Dalley.

The school’s founding mission is to give quality education that would help to expand not only the cognitive but also the effective and psychomotor domains of a learning child. Folarin Dalley College is co-educational, it comprises both day and boarding facilities. The “Day pupils” are being conveyed in comfortable vehicles to and from school.

Over time, this school has had 100% pass in both Waec and Neco. Their admission process is quite easy and entrance examinations are taken every year in three (3) batches (March, April and May).

School fees here are N50,000- N150,000. Siblings discount for the third sibling is 10% and 15% off for the fourth sibling.

For more information, click here for Primary and here for Secondary.

7.Mueenat International Academy

In 2015 a school that aims at preparing pupils for useful living within the society was established, that is to say, that Mueenat has good intentions for our society as their students hold a reliable future.

They practice both Western and Islamic education and is located in Abeokuta same town that holds notable organisations in Nigeria. They are believers, their motto reads: Aim high and pray, no doubt that their standard of education is internationally based. Aside from academics, they are taught Islamic and moral values.

They have both day and boarding school.

In 2018, Mueenat came second in the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria.

School fees range from N50,000-N150,000. You can learn more about the school via this link.

8.Vine Crest College

As funny as this may sound, the people of Iperu-Remo has Ebiripo (a traditional meal made from cocoa yam), Ikokore (a delicacy shared by the majority of Ijebu people) and Ojojo to offer you, on the contrary Mrs. Folasade Oluwatoyin Philips (FOP) has wooden stem plant related to grapevine (Vine) and a crown (Crest) to offer you as in a sphere of academics so to teach inspire and nurture your children while they also enjoy what the town has in stock. On the 5th of October, 2017 the school which has taken Jesus Christ as their model, was established as a co-educational boarding school with an American curriculum.

It offers admission to other faiths who are not Christians but are willing to abide in the religious values and teachings they carry out.

School fees is at least N1,000,000.

Their facilities, extra-curricular activities and other information are worth checking out via this link.

9.The Ambassadors College

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” was the bases on which Home of Mathematics Champions (School’s nickname) was built on the 14th of September 1998 in Ota town.

It is a co-educational award-winning school that consists of a nursery, a primary and secondary school with day and boarding facilities.

Juliet Ekoko and Ayoola Oguntade made the school top Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz Competition as it earned the candidates N1,000,000 each and an all-expense paid education excursion outside the country according to The Guardian news.

Oh well, their motto which says “Where God helps us to make a total child” has and is still manifesting as some parents reviews qualify it.

“The school challenges the children to compete healthily and aim to the best, I have seen a great improvement in my children just in two terms” -John Akindowale.

“Excellent school that helped nurture my son. I don’t need to say anything because the testimony of the school speaks for itself. 30 of their students graduated from Covenant University with 17 in 1st class. Over 50% of the students are given scholarships from foreign universities. Taste and see that the Lord is good”.- Etofolam Felix Osuji.

 This school has won awards such as British council, Waec, National Spelling Bee and others.

School fees range from N301,000- N500,000 with sibling discount available.

Get more information here.

10.Nobelhouse College


A chemist would describe catalyst as a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.

A catalyst for progress is the other name Nobelhouse is referred to. The date for inception was on the 14th of March, 2006 in a massive land of 62,825 acres (25,425 hectares) somewhere in Abeokuta.

Candance Chijoke-Mba, on November 26 2018, won the Mind Game Incorporation (MGI) NobleHouse first scrabble tournament. The school has also won the Association of International School Educators of Nigeria (AISEN) award.

Their educational scope covers secondary/college, sixth form, Cambridge and IGSCE.

Admission is to all interested students including special educational needs (SEN).

School fees at least 1,000,000 with a

sibling discount of 5% of second sibling and scholarship to gifted and talented (G&T) students.

I will like you to inquire more on this link.

Ogun State indeed is a place of academia. This list of outstanding schools in the state’s top cities and towns like Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, Otta, Ofada, Maba among others that can meet your needs based on your budget, preferred locations, extra curricular activities and desired facilities is inexhaustible and you can help yourself by checking out some other schools on SchoolsCompass. Over 1000 schools are there for you to choose from.
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