Education and Schools in Lagos

Due to the poor standard of the local education system, expats choose to send their children to private international schools in Lagos, of which there are a number to choose from. The majority of these schools follow the British, American or International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.

International schools in Lagos

The quality of education at international schools in Lagos tends to be high. Many of these schools are also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and offer a healthy choice of extra-curricular activities.

Expats living in Lagos should be fully aware that education at international schools comes at a high price. It's therefore vital that expats moving to Lagos with children stipulate subsidies and allowances for education when negotiating their employment contract.

Admission to the best schools in Lagos can be competitive and, in some cases, preference is given to students of a certain nationality or those who have parents employed by a specific company, organisation or government body. Sometimes these organisations will have pre-reserved places in these schools for their employees’ children.

Some companies also provide transport to and from particular schools for the children of their employees; an important perk considering the traffic and congestion that parents would have to personally contend with if driving their children to and from school every day. Expats should enquire within their company about this before enrolling.