has served as the pioneer of primary education in northern Nigeria. The first
primary school in Northern Nigeria was established in Lokoja in the year 1865
by the renowned Bishop Ajayi Crowder during his missionary work. Ever since,
primary education has witnessed some development and serious setback due to
education is very important in giving children the required start for life. The
school forms their perception of life. They learn the art of reading and
writing which they will later apply as the go further in their educational
pursuit. However, this has been neglected by our fathers even though they
witnessed and enjoyed a sound primary education in their day.
the introduction of primary education in Lokoja, not much improvement has been
experienced. The failure of the government to build on the foundation provided
by the missionaries led to the falling glory of the primary school system. The establishment
of private schools is an attempt to awaken the once vibrant and productive
educational system.
individuals and organisations took up the challenge to provide qualitative
led to the establishment of primary schools in Lokoja equipped with cutting-edge
learning facilities and well-trained teachers. Amongst the numerous primary
that came with this awakening goal, below are few that have demonstrated
excellence in their services.

1. Rock ‘N’ Garden Nursery and Primary

 Rock N garden Nursery and primary school is
located at No. 4 Ule close Lokoja G.R.A opposite the government house. The
school operates the Montessori system of teaching where children are observed
from toddler and giv
attention according to their ability. Montessori system was developed in Italy
by the first woman physician Dr. Maria Montessori.
child is unique and trained to develop and exhibit his/her uniqueness. The
system helps the child as an individual to build capacity, and encourages
curiosity, creativity, making the children explore, investigate and acquire
knowledge by themselves.
RNG, self-accelerated education is the focus. Such, the students are given the
opportunity to reach full potential in all facets of their life.
has provided a suitable learning environment, spacious classroom and learning
aid accessible by each child, audio-visual facility and well-trained teacher to
facilitate and implement the Montessori system of learning.

2. Papa’s Grace International School

stop for quality
primary education in Lokoja is Papa’s Grace International
School. Located at no. 33 along Federal University Lokoja, the school is built
to raise pupils of high intellects, educational excellence, and moral values. This
vision prompt
the founder to engage the service
s of qualified
professionals as teaching and
non-teaching staff
, to
expose the children to unbeatable training that can compete favourable all over
the country.
school environment is suitable for learning, fitted with modern lea
rning and recreational
facilities. Learning is fun at PGIS.
from former classroom teaching, students are exposed to social activities for
all-round development. PGIS pupils appear in sky blue top, red tie, and royal
blue check for shorts and skirts as normal uniform. They are also provided with
sportswear and alternative wear for outings and other occasions.

3. Harmony Nursery and Primary School

Nursery and primary school is a great place to be. A citadel of learning
located at Murtala Mohammed way, opposite phase II Lokogoma housing estate
, the
school in her long existence has evolved to become a dynamic educational
institution for the young minds.
facility is next to none in Lokoja. Sited on a large expanse of land, their
pupils have access to spacious playground equipped with modern outdoor
classrooms are designed to give the pupils learning experience sandwich with
comfort and fun. Their pupil
listen, see and touch making learning
one unforgettable experience.
children also have access to large collections of books from the library to
form their reading habit and expand their knowledge of the world around them.
The pupils also participate in extra-curricular activities, like career day,
cultural day, quiz competition, and debates.
can always count on the teachers to give the pupils the required supervision
and care for effective learning.

4. Anchor Nursery and Primary School

Nursery and Primary School is located at number 8 government house road
opposite Poly Hospital Lokoja G.R.A. Established in 2015 by Mrs. Omale Mathias
Helen, ANPS is a school with a difference. Located in a homely environment,
with necessary facilities to foster first-class education standard, the school
is determined to raise future leaders with correct perspective on our culture
and values.
have well-furnished classrooms, library, playground, and sports facilities. At
ANPS, learning does not end in the classrooms. Through the regular career day
programme, pupils are trained to recognise and choose their careers early in
events that the pupils enjoy are: cultural day, speech and prize giving day,
and games.
with the effort of their dedicated teachers and modern teaching aids, learning
is made simple and interesting.

5. Salem Nursery and Primary School

Nursery and Primary School is located at Marine quarters along Marine road
Lokoja. SNPS is an outstanding institution of learning for kids. Salem means peace;
learning can only take place in a peaceful environment. Amazingly, one cannot
dispute quietness and calmness around its location.
the motto “raising global leaders”, SNPS is committed to training their pupils
to become useful to themselves
the society at large.
achieve this, the school has standard classrooms
with comfortable sitting
arrangement, electronic board, educational toys, and many more.
curriculum is planned to give the children balanced experience in the local and
international standard. Coupled with lots of extra-curricular events, there is
no doubt of a balance indeed.
addition, there are games and recreational facilities and properly secured
space. To crown it, they recruit dedicated and qualified staff.
does not leave out parents and guardians in their services

as they

believe that educating children is a joint task.

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