Best unity schools in Nigeria

Best unity schools in Nigeria

Unity schools in Nigeria, otherwise known as federal government colleges, have always been great places to study at and to meet new people from all across the country. Today, we want to share the best unity schools in Nigeria with you. Learn where your child can receive the best secondary education in Nigeria.

Best unity schools in Nigeria

Unity school

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The first mention of the term ‘unity school’ in Nigeria dates back to the 1966. That year, three unity schools, or Federal Government colleges were established. Those were the colleges in Okposi (Eastern region), Sokoto (Northern region) and Warri (Midwestern region).

As the country struggled with the idea of unity, the purpose of these schools was to connect children from different regions. This way, kids could communicate with their peers from all over the country and foster their feeling of national identity. Federal unity schools offered the best facilities, the most qualified teachers and the greatest education any secondary school student could have dreamed of.

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Today, that small number grew to an impressive 104 Federal Government colleges. Continue reading to find out, which ones were named the best of the best.

Unity schools in Nigeria

unity schools in Nigeria

As we mentioned before, there are 104 unity schools/Federal Government colleges in Nigeria in 2017. Each region of the country has enough unity schools to choose from. If you want to see a full list of all 104 Federal Government colleges, click here.

However, the name ‘unity school’ does not mean what it used to mean before. For example, not all Federal Government colleges offer the same high quality of education. Some are, quite frankly, below average. Nevertheless, we want to tell you about top ten best schools in Nigeria, whose students show great results at their secondary school exams.

List of federal unity schools in Nigeria (TOP 10)

Best unity schools in Nigeria (top 10)

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Below you can find a list of unity schools in Nigeria that have proven to be the best in the country. The school’s position on this list was determined by the results of secondary school exams by West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in 2014/2015. Unfortunately, we could not find data that is more recent.

Without further ado, here is the list of the best unity schools in Nigeria presented in reverse order. You can click on each school and be transported to their respective website.

❿ Federal Government Girls’ College, Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State

❾ Federal Government College, Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State

❽ Federal Government College, Okposi, Ebonyi State

❼ Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos State

❻ Federal Government College, Nise, Anambra State

❺ Federal Government College, Okigwe, Imo State

❹ Federal College Academy, Suleja, Niger State

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❸ Federal Government College, Rubochi, FCT-Abuja

❷ Federal Government Girls' College, Kazaure, Jigawa State

❶ Federal Government Girls' College, Benin City, Edo State

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In these ten colleges, 90 or more percent of students scored credit or above in Maths and English. The winner, FGGC Benin City, earned the impressive 99.14%.

But wait, there is more:

Apart from being judged based on the WAEC results, all of the colleges were rated based on the results of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), National Business Certificate (NBC), National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) and National Technical Examination (NTC).

In the category of BECE/NECO, the best performing schools were:

➀ Federal Government Academy, Suleja, Niger State

➁ Federal Science and Technical College, Awka, Anambra State

➂ Federal Government College, Nise, Anambra State


In the SSCE/NECO, the top schools were:

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➀ Federal Government College, Nise, Anambra State

➁ Federal Government Girls’ College, Gwandu, Kebbi State

➂ Federal Government College, Rubochi, FCT-Abuja

And last, but not least, in the category of NBC/NTC/NABTEB, these schools earned the top positions:

➀ Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Lagos State

➁ Federal Science and Technical College, Ijebu-Mushin, Ogun State

➂ Federal Science and Technical College, Awka, Anambra State

Did your school make it to the top? Are any of these schools near your home? We hope that you've found the information you've been looking for and that your dream school made it to this list. Good luck in the upcoming school year!

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