Around a decade ago, Ebonyi State was one of the educationally underdeveloped states in Nigeria. In other words, Ebonyi State was dragging to lead from behind when it
comes to educational development in the country alongside far northern states
like Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto.
This is however no longer the case. Ebonyi State now comes out among the top ten states for excellent performance in examinations conducted by the West Africa Examination Council(WAEC), the National Examination Council(NECO) and the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board(JAMB).
This swift turnaround is not as a result of some unfathomable miracle. It’s as a result of effort by the people and government of the state to turn their condition around.
Educational institutions in the state invested a lot in this struggle. So, here we take a look at 5 secondary schools that have made the most contribution towards
putting Ebonyi State in the path of educational development.
These best secondary schools in Ebonyi State are:
1. Annunciation Secondary
Annunciation Secondary School is a mission secondary school owned by the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki. The secondary school was established in 2006 to instill in students a sense of self-discipline
and an approach to learning which may be used in a wide spectrum of situations and environments.
Since then the progress of the school has been a gradual one. Annunciation has emerged victorious in series of competitions held both within the state and outside the state. The students have performed excellently well and came second in the Bishop Shanahan Quiz Competition of 2013. The Cowbell Mathematics competition of 2013 also saw Annunciation Secondary School student as one of the best performing three in the entire country.
Annuciation Secondary School has also taken lead in numerous sports competitions within and outside the state ranging from emerging as the football champion of the All Mission School Games of 2013, overall champion of Edon’s Cup of 2014, and overall winner of Drama/Dance/Singing competition of 2014 held at Madonna Secondary School.
In the area of external examinations, the school has always recorded 96-99% excellence in WASSCE and NECO. These have always been points of references to the fact that the teachers and the administration are up and doing in their respective tasks in seeing to the academic and other necessary buildups of the students.
The above and a whole lot of other achievements have graced Annunciation Secondary School Abakaliki, making it one of the best secondary schools in Ebonyi State.
2. Holy Ghost Secondary
Holy Ghost Secondary School is located at No 1, Elias Odili Street, Azuiyi Udene, Abakaliki. The school was founded by Chief Dr. Pius Chinedu Ogbonnia Okoh on the 1st of July 1975. The mission of the Holy Ghost Secondary School Abakaliki is to provide an education friendly environment for skill and knowledge acquisition, good behavioural attitude, and to provide virtues needed for growth.
Holy Ghost Secondary School, Abakaliki emphasizes that finance should never be a barrier to growth, so strives to make good this their belief by making their fees affordable.
Holy Ghost Foundation Secondary School boasts of modern classroom blocks, well-equiped science laboratory, and sports facilities for track and field events.
Admission into Holy Ghost Foundation Secondary School is upon successful performance in the school’s entrance examination and subsequent interview.
3. Command Secondary
Command Secondary School, Abakaliki belongs to the chain of schools established and run by the Nigerian Army across the country. It is located at Ofe Iyiokwu, Abakaliki.
Command Secondary School Abakalili is famed for her strict ways of instilling good
manners and discipline in her students, and the parents and guardians have come
to love the school for that.
The school boasts of standard school facilities, as well as qualified teaching and non-teaching staff.
Command Secondary School, Abakaliki has over the years established itself as a good
center of learning in the capital of Ebonyi State, and this is reflected in her student’s performance in external examinations.
4. CSMT Staff Secondary
The Comprehensive School of Management and Technology Staff Secondary School, otherwise known as CSMT SSS is a co-educational boarding and day school located along Watchman Street, Abakaliki. It is a missionary school where pursuit of academic excellence is strengthened by sound Christian morals. At CSMT Staff Secondary School, students are equipped academically, morally, and spiritually.
The school boasts of standard hostel facilities, well-stocked library, a science
laboratory, and modern classroom blocks.
In a survey conducted in 2014, the Comprehensive School of Management and Technology Staff Secondary School Abakaliki had 250 male students and 250 female students making a total of 500 learners served by 15 teachers.
The school also boasts of regular power supply, 4 toilets with an improved water supply and sanitation system.
CSMT Staff Secondary School’ system is one that creates records, tracks and maintains relationships that have produced model citizens with sound Christian morals, and for this, it’s one of the best secondary schools in Ebonyi State.
5. Federal Government
Federal Government College Okposi is one of the first generation unity colleges in
Nigeria. It was first established in 1965. It operated for about two years before the civil war started in 1967, hence the students could not continue their education in the college. They were then transferred to the two Federal Government Colleges in Warri and Sokoto.
Federal Government College Okposi is a co-educational institution with about 1,500 students. The college provides qualitative education for the young Nigerians some
of who have achieved greater heights in their fields of endeavour.
The college has improved water reticulation system, befitting roofs in both hostels and classrooms.
The Federal Government College Okposi has also increased the carrying capacity in order to provide access and equity to all interested Nigerians seeking admission into the college.
The school was re-established in 1995.