Best Secondary Schools in Coker/Orile-Iganmu, Lagos: Top 5

Top 5 Secondary Schools In Coker/Orile-Iganmu, Lagos.

Lagos State boasts some of the top secondary schools around and over the years there has been an influx of people from all over Nigeria into Lagos to get quality education. While we will not go on to write about every top school in Lagos just yet, we will reveal to you the reader the top 5 secondary schools in Coker/Orile-Iganmu, Lagos.


These schools have been consistent over the years in delivering quality education that is why there is the need to write about them.

List of top 5 secondary schools in Coker/Orile-Iganmu, Lagos 

1. Penny International College 

Penny International College was founded on 11th June, 1996 by the late visionary Proprietor, Chief Ifeolu Adeniyan, an educational juggernaut and an established business man to allow the inhabitants of Coker/Orile-Iganmu have access to quality and affordable education.

Penny International College was founded with eleven pioneer students and four pioneer teachers. At first, Penny International College was located at 10, Oroki Street, Coker, Orile-Iganmu, Lagos but was relocated to her permanent site at Coker Compound, Orile-Iganmu, Lagos. Presently, Penny Private School, the sister school to Penny International College occupies the former site of Penny International College at 10, Oroki Street, Coker.

Penny Private School and Penny International College are together known as Penny Group of Schools.

Penny International College is famous for excellence in internal and external examinations such as WAEC, NECO, TOEFL, SAT, PCE, UTME, POST UTME amongst others. Their teachers are up there with the very best in the business.

Penny is also famous for being the school with the most Helmbridge Science Challenge Title wins (8) in Lagos between 2005 and 2015. This is unparalleled in the competition’s history. Penny has also gone for other competitions and performed creditably well too. Such competitions include winning Cowbell Mathematics Competition, PZ Chemistry Challenge, Debates, Essay writing competitions and so on.

The motto of Penny International College is “Always Penny for Success”

2. SMAC College 


SMAC College is fully known as St. Michael’s Anglican Church College, Coker. It is a missionary Secondary School owned by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and it is situated within the premises of St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Coker. The school address is 7/8 ECWA Road, Coker, Orile-Iganmu, Lagos.

SMAC College was founded on March 24, 2001 and it was established to identify and develop the uniqueness of the child in all ramifications of learning and impart the fear of God to make them contribute meaningfully to the society.

SMAC College was established under the distinguished leadership of the late Vicar emeritus of St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Coker, the Rev. Canon Rufus Ifeanyichukwu Ike and the opening was performed by the then Archbishop of Lagos (Anglican Communion), The Most Rev. Ephraim Adebola Ademowo.

SMAC College is synonymous with excellence and it has always excelled at external examinations like WAEC, NECO amongst others. The teachers are well qualified for the job and co-curricular activities are also encouraged in the school to make learning fun.

The motto of SMAC College is “In Covenant with God”.

3. Tonia International College 

Tonia International College was founded in 1984 by late Mrs. H. O. Onyemuze and it was approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Education in 1996.

Tonia International College is committed to a rich and challenging tradition of excellence where every decision is made with the best interest of the student in mind. It is understood that at Tonia International College, every student is empowered to achieve success.

Tonia International College is located at 5, Karimu Street, Coker, Orile-Iganmu, Lagos. Their teachers are up to date with the dynamic nature of the teaching profession and over the years they have produced students of high calibre.

Tonia International College also has excellent records at external examinations and over the years, this has helped them carve a niche for themselves as one of the top secondary schools in Coker/Orile-Iganmu, Lagos. It is important to note that products of Tonia International College have gone on to excel at tertiary level, thereby making the school proud.

4. Tenderland College

Tenderland College was founded on March 25, 2001 by the late Chief Joseph Alexander Jaboro, as a co-educational institution to operate Nigerian and British curriculum.

It is located at 3, Adewale Street, Coker, Orile-Iganmu, Lagos. Be informed that Tenderland College offers O and A’level classes and other external examinations such as SAT, TOEFL, IGCSE etc, which they have excelled in over the years. They have qualified teachers and if you need a place where your child can go and be impacted, then Tenderland College is the place to be.

The motto of Tenderland College is “Show the Light”.

5. Gracewell Academy 

Gracewell Academy was founded by Mrs. Chika Okafor, an academic colossus in the early 2000s and the school has grown in leaps and bounds.

Gracewell Academy is located at 24/25 Towolawi/Ogungbesan Street, Coker, Orile-Iganmu, Lagos and the environment is conducive enough for learning.

Gracewell Academy supports child development and encourages co-curricular activities. Their track record in external examinations are excellent and they are also worthy of being ranked as one of the top 5 best secondary schools in Coker/Orile-Iganmu, Lagos.

The motto of Gracewell Academy is ‘In God we Trust”.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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