Say what you may about Aba, but their secondary schools are rated one of the best in the country and it didn’t start today. In the 1980s, schools in Aba have always held their own not just in the state, not just in the South East but in the whole federation.
Students who graduate from some of the top secondary schools in Aba can stand tall in any part of the world with their counterparts. Today is not the day for a sermon on Aba schools. The records speak for themselves. Here are five of the best, in no particular order of significance.
Dority International Secondary School
Standing as the best secondary school in Abia state for over a decade, Dority International Early Learning did not gain its feat on a platter regarded as the top secondary school in Aba. The proprietor Mrs. Zovannah Onumah a British Nigerian academician instilled the principle “Choosing the best of the best ”.
Dority is open to less than 100 intakes per annum with a selection process so stiff and rigorous, with the aim to select only students whose IQ exceeds expectations.
This thorough selection is one of the reasons why its students are high flyers post-graduation. Unconfirmed reports state that over 40% of its students gain scholarships to further their undergraduate study abroad.
The tuition fee in Dority is on the high side. However, parents say they get value for money in their wards and are willing to cast their gold if need be.
St. Bridget Secondary School
This top secondary school in Aba is regarded as the best by many due to its recent restructuring. St. Bridget secondary school was founded by Lady Bridget Nwankwo. It is notorious for its strict boarding policy. Day students are not allowed at St. Bridget.
It is an innovation-driven school that teaches its students advanced computer processing skills. The world is going digital and St. Bridget does not want its students left behind.
St. Bridget’s College came into existence as a full boarding and co-educational institution with eighty-eight students in 1995.
Founded by lady Bridget Nwankwo, a visionary academician with over 50 years of experience in the classroom, the school has transitioned into digital classrooms yet has not lost its original methods of inculcating personal and effective teaching styles.
It highlights online learning (e-learning) capabilities for registered students. It also deployed, tested and launched an online learning management system (St. Bridget’s Online) provides a platform for distance learning as well as closed learning for students within all its schools.
It has also factored in digital lesson notes.
Living Word Academy Secondary
Founded by Living word ministries, this citadel of learning has the motto “Education under the shadow of the cross”. It also has a stiff bottle neck registration process that equips not only the academic stand of a child but their morals.
One bad egg spoils a crate, the school’s administration is particular about the character of the wards brought under their tutelage.
For many This top secondary school in Aba is the saving grace for their stubborn children.
One unique thing about Living word academy is its ability to mold focus-driven students who excel at different walks of life by applying discipline.
Its disciplinary committee, the most active arm of administration takes no prisoners when a child exhibits immoral acts. Academic-wise, the school employs the best teachers to break down complex school work in a friendly and interactive manner.
It was founded in 1995 and has maintained second-best in Aba for over a decade.
It has the following awards
Two-time 1st Position – Consumer Protection Council Competition (Video Category)
Represented Abia State In The National JETS Competition
1st position Nigerian Olympiad Chemistry competition state level and so many others.
Dr. Emmanuels Secondary School
Known for its academic prowess in external examinations, Emmanuels Secondary school has held it down with a tactic known to none other.
As long as WAEC, NECO and JAMB are concerned students from Emmanuel’s secondary school come out with flying colors. This top secondary school in Aba is believed to have special drill classes dedicated to these examinations.
Located at Okigwe road Aba, the proprietor Dr. Emmanuel Emeka Chukwu instills discipline into the wards while grilling them academically. Emmanuel’s secondary school has risen in the ranks through its consistency to be regarded as one of the top 5 secondary schools in Aba Abia state.
Basic Foundation Schools
Founded by Mrs. Ikodiya Jane Onuma on August 30, 1999, as Basic Foundation Nursery and Primary School, it is the youngest on this list. It has shown tremendous growth over the last decade that many find surprising.
This top secondary school in Aba prides itself in its students’ ability to ace their grades in external examinations like Senior School Certificate Examinations,(SSCE), National Examinations Council (NECO), Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), Primary School Leaving Assessment Test (PSLAT) and State Common Entrance Examinations. The School comprises Crèche, Pre-nursery, Nursery, Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
Its mission is to ensure that students and pupils are equipped with a moral and creative minds to face the challenges and realities of life
They also empower students with skills by exploiting their natural talents and expose them to the world of entrepreneurship.