Awka, the capital city of Anambra State is a centre of
learning. Apart from top secondary schools and higher institutions of learning it
hosts, the metropolis has primary schools that offer world class quality
education to children in their early and formative years.
I hereby present to you, the five best primary schools in

1. Blossom Fount Model
School Awka

Blossom Fount is a leading nursery and primary school in
Awka founded in the year 2012. Sited in the very heart of the capital city at
Ngozika Housing Estate, this world class institution of learning is both a day
and boarding elementary school. In a very conducive learning environment, this
super institution of learning, nurtures children towards their future. The school
offers the finest of Montessori education which is Child centred through a set
of experienced, qualified, resourceful and dedicated educationists. 
The school uses a unique curriculum that is an integration
of Nigeria and Irish syllabus to equip their pupils. The result is that they
produce children that can excel in any part of the globe. The school calendar
runs from September to July with each session made up of three terms.
Blossom Fount boasts of serene environment, well stocked
library, decent boarding facilities, standard swimming pool, well equipped
computer room, a music room, sport facilities, new school buses, play ground
with modern play kits etc. In addition, the school provides snacks and lunch to
The school programmes includes; Crèche for children six to
nine months, ,a 3year nursery foundational program and a  5year basic education program.
Admission process is activated by payment of nonrefundable
application fee of N2000 and completing an application form.  Selection is done by an entrance examination
into the school after which pupils are placed in classes based on their
performance at the exams

2. Handmaid Infant Jesus
Nursery and Primary School Awka

Handmaid infant Jesus nursery and primary school is a topflight
early learning centre for children in Awka. The faith based school is known for
grooming and providing quality basic education since over 2decades.Located at
Enugu-Onitsha road Awka, the school can easily be accessed from any part of the
This top citadel of learning offers a serene learning
environment, developmental and flexible curriculum, competent and qualified
teachers, a modern library, the use of computer for studies, adequate and well
ventilated classrooms, standard sport and play facilities, improved water
supply and good sanitation systems.
They offer admission into crèche, pre-primary and primary sections.
The school session runs from September to July with breaks and holidays in-between.

3. Gran Hermano Academy

Gran Hermano Academy is a world class learning institution located
behind government house Awka with state of art facilities. It has nursery, primary
and secondary school sections. The name Gran Hermano is a Spanish coinage that
stands for BIG BROTHER. At this time when standard of education is said to be
generally poor in Nigeria, the academy as a big brother positioned itself to
provide quality education for the younger ones. As a pacesetter, the school
invests heavily in continuous capacity development of her human resource and
the very best of teaching equipment to offer excellent Montessori education to
the pupils.
What makes Gran Hermano stand out are; their highly
qualified and certified tutors, the use of modern educational equipment and
tools to offer practical training for easy learning, their technology driven approach
to education and the moral, intellectual, social and career support they
provide to their pupils. The learning environment is serene, conducive, safe
and very comfortable for pupils. Also, the academy has adequate air-conditioned
classrooms, a well-equipped science laboratory, computer room, internet
facilities, a modern library, sport and play facilities, art studio, good
toilet facilities with clean water, a school clinic with a dedicated nurse and school
The academy engages in internal and external extracurricular
activities which include; school club, cultural events, excursions, visit to
motherless babies, sports, debates and quiz competition.
Application form is available on the school website for
prospective pupils.

 4. Grace Court
International School Awka

Grace Court International School located at Udoka Housing
Estate Awka is a private nursery primary and secondary group of schools owned
by Grace Court Ministries International a faith based organization. The school
was opened in September 2009 and has ever since been in the business of
instilling morals and academic excellence to young children. Through
inspirational tutoring, Grace Court gives pupils a solid foundation to enable
them succeed in the challenging 21st Century.
In a child friendly, vibrant and conducive learning
environment, the school offer services for crèche, pre-nursery, reception,
nursery and primary classes. Amenities in the school includes; adequate and well
ventilated classrooms  that are properly
lightened ,air-conditioned and fitted with equipment for technology enhanced
learning, clean water supply, computer centre, internet facilities, a standby
generator, topnotch security with 24 hours CCTV security system, a modern library,
sport facilities and comfortable school buses.
The greatest asset of the school is a team of highly
experienced and qualified teachers who are regularly retrained to enhance their
skills and broaden their knowledge in their areas of specialization. Run by
expert administrators and educationists, Grace Court offers a broad curriculum with
versatile teaching methods for pupils to excel even those who are not
considered bright.
In addition to the normal class work, the children in this
academy engage in research and discussion to raise their awareness on contemporary
issues through school clubs.
Admission is open for student between the ages of 3 months to
11 years. Grace Court also has a section for high school education for pupils who
successfully completed their primary education.

5. Ridge Valley Academy Awka

Ridge Valley Academy Awka is a first choice nursery and
primary school. Situated at Iyiagu Estate in the serene outskirts of the capital
metropolis of Anambra State, the school provides the best of Montessori
education for crèche, pre-nursery, nursery, and primary sections. The school
offers not only quality education but also character molding hence their motto:
Noble Character and True Learning. The learning center strives to raise
children to become personalities who are mentally, socially and emotionally responsible
in the society.
The school consist of an ultra-modern learning center with
state-of-the-art facilities like air conditioned E-Learning enabled classrooms,
well equipped science laboratories, Modern Art Studio, well equipped library, Guidance
& Counseling Unit, a clinic with a dedicated nurse on duty, music room,
school buses services, play areas etc.
Tutoring is carried out by qualified, passionate, committed and
experienced educators who are capable of imparting academic excellence and
nobility in the young minds of pupils. The teaching work force is continually
equipped with the latest skills in modern learning and character development.
The academy offers a rich educational curriculum that is a
blend of the Nigerian curriculum and other major curricula in the world which
furnishes pupils with knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the
real world. They also build capacity for children in leadership and sports.
Their admission process includes; Purchase and filling out of
an admission form at the school reception desk, Entrance Examination for
prospective pupils, Submission of previous academic records and Interview of
candidates successful at the entrance examinations. Parents of prospective pupils
are usually given a tour of the facility.

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