The 5 best high schools in Africa right now
Though not often publicized to the world, Africa has some of the best high schools in the World!
As Education in the continent gains prominence, High schools in Africa have witnessed tremendous advancement, with many acheiving commendable standards.
From the state-of-the-art curriculum to advanced laboratories, qualified teachers, and a wonderful learning environment.
Over Century, we have witnessed a lot of transition in the world system of education. Even though most High schools (popularly termed Junior & Senior Secondary Schools) are small scale and obtain low budget funding, they still strive to provide the best education for their students.
Selecting the top five was a tricky decision due to the high number of schools that have achieved educational Excellency.
Some of the schools mentioned are quite old establishments, having attained historical prominence at a national and regional level.
without further delay, here are the top 5 High Schools in Africa:
Top 5 High Schools in Africa Right Now
5. Accra Academy Ghana
Accra Academy was founded on 20th July 1931.
This school was the first private school that was built on the Gold coast. Accra Academy was founded by some selfless individuals who contributed and financed the project in hope of providing free education to children who couldn’t afford it.
Admissions were not only offered because of a student’s intelligence and their parent’s inability to fund the child’s education, but based on the selection placement system.
4. Grey College South Africa
Founded in 1895 and still standing, this school stands to be among the top five on the list.
The vision of the school is to remain as one of the leading educational establishments in the country, with a culture and value system that supports its fine Heritage.
Grey is also known for its competitiveness in academic, sporting, and cultural activities.
3. Hilton College South Africa
This is an all-boys boarding school situated in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands.
Once, the college was ranked 4th out of the top 100 High schools in Africa in the African Almanac in the year 2003.
Notwithstanding, the school maintains a steady record of excellent performance in the delivery of quality education.
2. St George’s college Zimbabwe
Founded in the year 1896. Situated in Harare, Zimbabwe. Similar to the former discussed, this school is an all-girls college. It was formerly referred to as ‘Saints’ or ‘George’s.
The school is renowned for its high academic standard. The school environment is set in a magnificent forty-Hectare ground.
The college promotes a full range of activities and has always been noted for having the best choir and drama productions compared to other colleges in its environs.
1. International School of Kenya
Founded in the year 1976, the International School of Kenya is one of the best schools in Africa!
This school is built for children between the ages of 4-18. It is located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
The school is famous for producing many strong student bodies possessing a strong general understanding of governance.
It also assists younger students in middle school and elementary school to help them realize their full potential, equipping them with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue their careers.
In 2017, the World Economic Forum rated Kenya’s education system as the strongest on the African continent.
In 2018, the World Bank ranked Kenya the top African country for education outcomes (1st out of 43 mainland countries).
Overall, it seems Kenya stands out among other countries in terms of its quality educational system.
Asides from the five discussed, lot more schools are quite interesting to look at in Africa, the quality of education is equally good enough to produce promising leaders of tomorrow.
Before the outbreak of the covid-19 virus, the worlds’ system of education demands that an individual be registered in an open school with a physical location to attend classes and receive lectures.
Many institutions were forced to adopt the only possible solution to the challenge of not being able to go to school, i.e. online lectures.
After the situation was effectively curtailed, institutions resumed their normal way of learning while some retained the online method as a plus to their methods of teaching and learning.
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