In this essay, we take a look at 10 of the best secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State. These are the secondary schools that have in recent times demonstrated strong
commitment towards providing the best of secondary school education in Akwa Ibom State.
Below are the top 10 best secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State.
1. Infant Jesus Model Secondary School, Oron.
Infant Jesus Model Secondary School started on the 8th Of February, 1957 as
a Teacher Training College for women.
Since its inception in 1957, the school flourished on a continuum for a decade before the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War in 1967. Infant Jesus Model Secondary School Oron has won award for the best secondary school in Akwa Ibom state for 10 times among her other 247 awards
2. Topfaith International Secondary School, Mkpatak.
Topfaith International Secondary School was founded in the year 2001 and secured an approval from the Akwa Ibom State Government through the Ministry of Education in June 2002.
Since its inception, the school has grown in leaps and bounds from a small take off population of 22 to its optimal student capacity of about 1000. This is supervised and managed by a very experienced and dedicated Management Team with a crop of highly dedicated Academic and Non-Academic Staff numbering over 350.
The School is a non-denominational, co-educational, full boarding, government-approved Secondary School for the training and development of children in an atmosphere conducive for intellectual and moral upbringing.
The School curriculum is derived from the provisions of the National Policy on Education. In addition to WASSCE and NECO-SSCE, the School also incorporates the Cambridge O and A’levels, SAT and TOEFL into its academic programs.
Topfaith International Secondary School is located in a serene environment in Mkpatak, Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
3. Monef High School, Ikot
Monef High School, came into
being in 2006. The school’ staff come from
various backgrounds, including the University of Louvain (Belgium), University of Ottawa (Canada), Roosevelt University (Chicago, USA), Urbanian University(Rome), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Lagos, and the University of Calabar. Monef High
School’s mission is to stimulate her students to develop the skills needed to
succeed in an ever-increasingly competitive world without deadening their
ethical sensitivities. The school also aims at being a global leader in secondary education, ensuring 100% success in
all examinations, and inculcating self-discipline, as well as high moral and social values.
Monef High School meets all secondary educational needs. The school’s bookshop brings together in one spot our custom-made school uniforms, books, stationery, etc.
Each of the school’ staff is subjected to a rigorous, pre-employment, written, and oral screening which focuses on academic achievements, skills, disposition towards
children and, above all, character. Thereafter the school management still
constantly monitors the staff to ensure quality of service and hold regular
seminars/workshops to remedy any deficiency.
Monef High School is in Ikot Ebom Itam, Off Ikot Ekpene Road by Akwa Ibom Transport Company Motor Park, Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
4. Beulah International
School, Ekom Iman.
Beulah International school founded 2nd October 2004. The school is on a mission to discover and develop the innate potential in
learners through Christ-centered and innovative teaching for global impact .
Academic Facilities in Beulah International School include well-stocked lbrary, ICT
laboratory, Science Laboratories, Garment making workshop, Home economics
Laboratory, Guidance & Counselling Centre, Geography Garden, and a Language Laboratory.
The school offers a wide range of extra-curriculum activities for students. A portion of every school work day is scheduled for these extra-curricular activities. Some of them include Press club, world changers club, maths club, drama club, debate club etc.
Extra-Curricular facilities in Beulah include a Football field, Basketball court, Volleyball court, Badminton court and a Table tennis court.
Beulah International School has recieved
many awards to confirm its position as one of the best secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State. These include 1st Runner up, 2017 National JETS Free choice Project, State Winner, 2017 JETS Competition (National Theme Project), Winner, 2016 Akwa Ibom State JEGGLO Bible Quiz Competition, 1st Runner up, 2014 Universal
Postal Union Letter Writing Competition, State
Winner, 2012 National Cowbell Mathematics Competition (Senior Category).
Admission into Beulah International School is through a competitive entrance examination. Prospective students in JS1, JS2 & SS1 are admitted in September every
year. Transfer students may be admitted anytime within the school year provided
there is space.
5. Tower of Ivory International School, Ediene-Abak.
Tower of ivory International School is located in Ediene-Abak, a serene and
academic- friendly suburb in Abak local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Tower of Ivory Secondary School, which is less than ten minutes drive from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, offer competitive training to young people whose parents/guardians desire first
The schools tower above most others in structure, in philosophy and in work force,
and thus deserves a place on the list of the best secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State.
6. Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene.
Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene (FGCIK) is a secondary school located in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State. FGCIK was created by the Nigerian government in 1973 as one of the federally funded “Unity schools” to bring together students from
regions across Nigeria.
The school has facilities for both boarding and day students. Students (boys and girls) range from Junior Secondary One (JS1) through Senior Secondary Three (SS3).
The school’s alumni has Senators, academicians and successful entrepreneurs in its register.
Candidates seeking for Admission into JS1 classes in Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene must have written the National Common Entrance Examination usually taken between March and April across the federation. The result of the examination is submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education for ratification, determination of cut-off mark and short listing of those who have scaled through.
7. St Columbanus Secondary School, Ikwen
St. Columbanus Secondary School (or SCOSSI) was established in 1959 by the St. Patrick Missionary Fathers, Kiltegan (SPS), initially as Boys Grammar School. During the initial course of her growth, the School witnessed and experienced many turbulent times and years of sorrows, very particular and memorable are the havoc wrecked by the Nigeria Civil War that humanly speaking, completely brought this great name down. Next was her experience under the maladministration of the state government, which rendered her dormant or non-functional.
With the initiative of the Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah to handover mission schools to the real owners, SCOSSI was blessed to be one of these schools handed over to Ikot Ekpene Catholic Diocese in 2007. The church in her vision and mission for her schools, constituted a body with the name Diocesan Education Commission (DEC) with Rev. Msgr. Inyangetoh as the Pioneer Chairman. This body was to look after revamping, resuscitating and re-directing these already ruined schools including SCOSSI.
The virtue of hardwork is taught. In SCOSSI, holiday rests are only merited through hardwork. You need to pass your exams to earn a holiday.
All students of Saint Columbanus Secondary School Ikwen, all around the
year, are fully covered under the SALUS TRUST STUDENT Health Care Scheme to
enhance physical fitness. The virtues of daily living and morality are taught as a matter of necessity.
The students have a broad exposure and are taught to manage many, difficult, diverse and challenging tasks responsibly. The initial classes in the Junior and Senior Secondary offer an average of 22 subjects and gradually narrow down until the subjects for the final exams are chosen by the 3rd Term of SS 2.
The Sciences are introduced even in the Junior Secondary. Additional but helpful subjects like Etiquette, Latin and Christian
Doctrine are part of the Curriculum. Mathematics is demystified. Further Mathematics is offered up to SS 3 to
sharpen the student IQ.
Students are taught to be independent and detached from unnecessary ties. These and a host of others make SCOSSI one of the best secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State.
Christian High School, Obong Ntak.
Obong Christian High School began with only 5 students in the 7th grade. It has grown to about 1000 students in grades 7 – 12. The school is located in the rural bush village of Obong Ntak. Efforts are underway to up-grade the school to a full 4 year University status. Permission has been granted by Akwa Ibom State to begin the African College of Management. This is the first step toward meeting government
requirements for a private Christian University. Plans are to add a School of
Agriculture in the near future.
9. Pegasus High School, Eket.
For over 25 years, Pegasus Schools has been providing students with a rich and diverse learning environment. The school’s unparalleled teaching methods help to launch students into the successful future they deserve.
The mission of Pegasus High School is to prepare the child to function effectively in a globalized world of work, using the best available human and material resources including ICT to provide education that ensures the cognitive, affective and psychomotor growth of the child.
Academic achievement is only a small part of the picture in a student’s life, and is often weighted far too heavily in school admissions offices.
Pegasus High School understands this, and thus selects students based on indicators of their future potential, characteristics including intellectual curiosity, perseverance in the face of adversity, and creativity.
Pegasus High School is a center for the University of Cambridge IGCSE. A student of the school was named “World Best in Mathematics” and the “Best in Nigeria in Additional Mathematics” at the Cambridge IGCSE 2017.
Pegasus High School also produced the 2017 national champions of the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) award.
10. King Solomon International School, Uyo.
King Solomon Secondary School was
established in 2002. It is located at 9 Ben Udo Street, Uyo.
King Solomon International School is a co-educational and boarding institution. The average population of students at the moment is 620 and the staff strength is 55.
It is a Comprehensive Secondary School that has achieved so much in terms of
The school is on a mission to raise a righteous generation of children who will have academic competence, Godly character, good conduct and confidence in the living God so that they can face the world of today, tomorrow and eternity.