Comprehensive List of Special Schools in Nigeria (2024)

In this post, we shall look at the special Schools in Nigeria and their locations. If we look around us, we will agree with one another that there are special children in our midst. These children require education and their learning environment is adapted to meet their needs. 


Education in special schools isn’t the same with the typical classroom education which hasn’t been properly equipped to support the needs of these special children. If you want to choose any special school for a child/ward, you should consider the special needs of the child and check the educational facilities provided by the special schools around so as to fit the child in properly.

Below is a list of Special Schools in Nigeria and their locations.

1. Modupe Cole Memorial Childcare and Treatment Home

Established in 1960 as an NGO, and continued to be run as such until the government in 1979 took over it and made it a school and a treatment centre.

This special school is situated in Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. It is home to children of special needs from 8 years. These include those with autism, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. The school provides both day and boarding facilities.

2. The Sage School

The Sage School is a special school located in Maitama, Abuja. The school offers crèche, nursery, and after school services and their curriculum infuses both the British and American systems.

3. Centre for Children with Special Needs

This special school is located in Abuja. They support children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, learning difficulties and other related learning disabilities.

They school provides not just education but also recreation for the special children.

4. Pacific Hall Special School

Located in Ikeja and recognised as one of the first schools to enrol special students from low income families, Pacific Hall Special School is focused on children with dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment and physical disabilities.

5. Open Doors Special Educational Centre

Open Doors Special Educational Centre provides quality education as well as vocational services to special children.

They specialise in the education of children with cerebral palsy. It is a faith-based school with Christian values which are obviously seen in their service delivery.

6. Patrick Speech and Languages Centre

PSLC specialises in training children with autism and they are well known to create awareness on this disorder.

7. Benola

This centre doesn’t directly offer educational services however they network the special child and their families with healthcare professionals and educators.

They also nurture and equip those who provide care for individuals with cerebral palsy in order to foster quality care provision to these special people.

8. C.A.D.E.T. Academy

Located in Abuja, C.A.D.E.T Academy which stands for comprehensive autism and related disabilities education and training is a research and evidence based special needs education and learning program that doesn’t just serve those in its environment but the global community.

They work in partnership with special needs centre such as the Sage school and Benola.

9. The Zamarr Institute

Zamarr Institute was established 1991,however, the institute commenced proper operations in 2006.

They provide awareness on the fact that every child has a need that suits them based on their individual differences and this institute includes various types of classroom in its training facility. Some of these include the group classrooms and the sensor rooms

10. Alderstown School for the Deaf

Located in Warri, Delta State, Alderstown caters for children with hearing and speech difficulties. They offer primary school education for children between ages 4 and 12 years.

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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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