The schools
on this list exemplify the best in secondary education. The aim of this list is
to showcase Benin City’s education at its best, and in no particular order, we
give you list of the best schools.


The St. Mary
Dedication British International School serves as a university preparatory
school located opposite of Benin Golf Course, Reservation road, Benin City, Edo
State, Nigeria.
called St. Mary Dedication Education Centre, it was founded in the year 1996 in
the ancient city of Benin. Motivated by her strong will, Dr. (mrs) Marian Egbe Asakome
formed the visionary institute. The school started its lessons with fifteen, of
which six were pupils. With its impeccable love to improve student’s
intellectual knowledge, made it one of the best ranked in Edo state.
The school
offer programs from pre-nursery through secondary education down to Advanced level
(A-level), they operate a high interactive style of teaching in early learning,
although the crèche only accepts pupils from age 1 and half to 3 years old. The
A-level program is the final step after secondary class iii and it is strongly
advised that both students who wish to further their education abroad or
locally pass through the program. They also offer a boarding life for students where
they can feel at home whilst away from their parents.
As the name
suggests, they are an accredited British International School, and have
standard laboratories as well as equipped sporting and boarding facilities.


The Igbinedion Education Centre is a boarding and day
school which was founded by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion and Lady Cherry
Igbinedion, it is a privately owned establishment which presents their students
with unique opportunities to grow in confidence. It is located at 218/220
Murtala Muhammed Way P .O. Box 524, Benin City, Edo State.
They are well known exceptionally for a tradition of
academic excellence in external examinations, despite the poor performance of
students nationwide in the SSCE exams conducted by WAEC in May/June 2017, IEC
displayed excellent performance and were among the 28% that did well, with 90%
of its students making all distinctions, they also ranked 5th in Exclusive
Top 150 list of WAEC candidates total aggregates by order of performance.
Located in the traditionally filled city of Benin, IEC
adds traditional human values to the lives of their students. They own different
musical instruments, a language laboratory, a well stocked library, a
functional transportation system, an equipped computer lab, a powerfully
equipped science laboratory, and finally they own ATM work stations in the
school premises.
For extracurricular, students have choices of
activities and clubs to select from which includes a library, art and craft,
music, volleyball, library, football, scouts, maths clubs, tennis, and
excursions to list a few.


variously as UPSS, this innovative private secondary school is situated at Garrick
Layout, Off Siluko Road, P .O. Box 1059, Benin City, Edo State. It was founded
by Prof. Andrew Urevbu and established in September, 1992 to acknowledge the
demand by some members in the Oliha, Ogida and Siluko town for an educational institution
nearby to uplift the burden of transportation for students in the locale. They
offer an education system from Montessori through to secondary level.
In a National
Quiz Competition held by federal road safety corps (FRSC) Nigeria in 2016, UPSS
represented by some students emerged 1st position in the national
and 1st position in the South-South Zone. They also held 1st
position in American Mathematics Olympiad 2016 for senior/junior categories, 1st
position (senior Art) in NTA EXPO 2016, and 2nd runner up in the
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Catch-Them-Young Secondary School Essay
and Science Quiz, to list a few. They have also bagged some Award of Excellence
from former Edo State government Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole.
UPSS has a
well established science laboratory and other study facilities, as well as
sports. Well, they also hold one of the best prom parties around, all work and
no play makes Jack a dull boy they say.


Word of faith
schools was established in the year 1979 and is located at no. 3, Faith Way, Off
Upper Adesuwa Road, G.R.A, Benin City, Edo State. It is a day and boarding private
Christian-educational citadel of academic excellence with Godliness, with a
core purpose to develop a total child physically, mentally socially and
spiritually. It consists of junior, primary, secondary and A-level programs.
In 2014 NECO
results, WOFS students were rated 1st and 2nd best in Edo
State, and in sports they have won so many laurels due to emphasis laid on
sports development. Students are also morally trained and possess good
characters as part of their personal achievements.
They have a
regular power supply, comfortable and well ventilated dormitories, well
equipped school clinic, standard laboratories, counselling /character
development scheme, regular portable water supply, and finally they own incredible
sporting facilities.


Model Education Centre was established in the year 1996 by Deacon Daniel
Nosakhare Eghobamien and it is located at 148, Upper Mission Road, Opposite
Payne Primary School Benin City, Edo State. They offer programs from Montessori
through to secondary education for both boarding and day students.
students have won different awards, scholarships and prizes in various
competitions in the Edo State, Nigeria and other chores of the world. There are
also proven records of ex-students performing extremely well in various spheres
of life.  They improve student’s
dedication to education by making available scholarships for best students in
the schools entrance exams for the jss1 or basic 7 classes.
Facilities available
in NOMEC includes a modern and well equipped science laboratory, a health
centre, 24 hours internet and computer service as well as lessons, a fully
stocked modern library, well ventilated and spacious class rooms, 2 boreholes
for 24hours water supply, a playground and separate boarding for boys and

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