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Top 20 oldest secondary schools in Nigeria

One of the key to a nation's wealth is education. Journey with me as I unravel some oldest secondary schools in Nigeria.

1. Baptist Academic Lagos

Baptist Academy, Lagos is a secondary school located in Obanikoro, Lagos, Nigeria. The school was established in 1855 by the American Baptist Missionaries.

2. CMS Grammar School, Lagos

The CMS Grammar School in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos in Lagos State, is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria, founded on 6 June 1859.

3. Methodist Boys High School, Lagos ( MBHS Lagos ) is a secondary school for boys located in Victoria Island,Lagos, Nigeria. Founded in 1878, it was the third secondary school established in Nigeria.

4. Methodist Girls' High School is a secondary school for girls located in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. It was established in 1879 and affiliated with the Methodist Church. It is the second female secondary school and the fourth oldest secondary school in Nigeria.

5. Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar 

Named after the Reverend Hope Masterton Waddell, the institution is located in Calabar and was founded in the year 1895.

6. Saint Annes School, Ibadan - 1896

7. The old Wesley college, Elekuro (now Wesley college of science, Ibadan)-1905

8. Abeokuta Grammar School, Ogun- 1908

9. Kings College, Lagos - 1909

10. Alhuda College, Zaria -1910

11. Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ogun : 1913

12. Eko Boys High School, Lagos : 1913

13. Government College Katsina-Ala - 1914

14. Government Secondary School, Ilorin- 1914

15. Etinan Institute, Etinan, Akwa Ibom- 1915

16 Ondo Boys High School, Ondo- 1919

17. Methodist College, Uzuakoli -1923

18. Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta-1923

19 Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Anambra-1925

20 Queen's College, Lagos-1927

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