The 2022 Africa Top Schools + 10: Eyes on the Future Initiative will explore the key progress made and lessons learned from the schools’ development and improvement plan of awards-winning schools over the last 10 years. The 10th year anniversary discussion will center on new ideas and aspirations of top schools, for the next 10 years. We will probe schools on the challenges of managing school enrollment and fears in a challenging economy. Especially, their survival strategies of the past three years; the Covid-19 pandemic challenge and the associated impact of currency devaluation, high inflationary trend, and job losses/ right-sizing of the labor force by leading companies. On a positive note, we will report on how Covid-19 ushered in a new era for how African countries deliver education.  We will also be featuring interviews with outstanding educators and leaders of major education associations/pressure groups in Africa.  There is a planned March 15-19, 2022 International visit to outstanding schools in Dubai. The 2022 awards ceremony and unveiling of the Africa Top Schools Report come up in Lagos on April 28 and in Abuja on April 29. 

2021 Africa Top School Awards


Check out the current reigning Schools in Africa (Nigeria) and the 2021 Who’s Who in the Management of Basic and Secondary Education. The awards were presented in Lagos Sheraton Hotel Ikeja on May 18, 2021 by the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo. The awards were presented in Abuja Green Minds Hotel Limited, Utako on May 20, 2021 by the Federal Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

Value Based Ranking


Every school or service gives customers some benefit, for which they are willing to pay up to some maximum price. In microeconomic terms, this maximum is the “reservation price” or simply the value the customer ascribes to the product. The strength of the buying proposition for any customer is a function of its value to its customer, minus the price- in other words, the surplus-value that the customers will enjoy once the product is paid for. We want to celebrate Africa Schools that offer economic value to the customers.


SPECIAL ZOOM EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR: JULY 1 & 2, 2020 (10:00 am- 2:00 pm daily)

Let’s discuss and learn actions that Schools must take to cater for the Students’ new learning needs and preferences.
Each School’s performance during the crisis has depended on: a) Students’ background and a socio-economic class of their guardians/ parents.b) Digital maturity and exposure in the students’ family.c) Role of value: Parents’ perception of value and trust in the school management ability to innovate and manage change effectively.
Going forward, school enrollment will be affected by the ability to innovate and maximize opportunities from various online materials. Beyond the capability of your in-house teachers, there are inherent opportunities to enriching Schools’ curriculum from available online content.
 What a unique opportunity to join the July 1 and 2, 2020 Zoom conference of the Africa Brands Review on 360-degree Empowerment of Head of Schools, Principals, and owners of Schools. Call/ WhatsApp 08023308188 for details. Fees are Naira 10, 000 per participant, but free for financial members of the African Principals Conference Initiatives (APCI). Please pay to STANBIC IBTC Bank Plc account 0010511144 of Africa Brands Review. Annual dues of APCI is Naira 50, 000 for all membership benefits

Best Schools Admission & Enrollment Activities (2020/21)

Best School For Your Child: Admission & Enrollment Activities (2020/21)


  1. We are taking a strategic approach concerning the Rating Guide for the annual ATS awards. This is to address the worries of stakeholders with regards to the integrity of WASSCE. There have been valid concerns of exam malpractices in Africa. However, ATS-rated schools have till date solid academic staff, standard operating procedures, and quality school plants.
  2. ATS awards will continue to be solely influenced by the performances of schools in external examinations. However, effective from February 2021, we will be adding an ATS Value Plus services to further improving the credibility and quality of the ATS Awards.
  3. What is ATS Value Plus Service?
    This will be a special February Mock examinations services for students preparing for the May/June external examination in standard schools in Africa:

A) First level participation in the annual ATS award will be the registration of at least 20 students for the ATS Plus Mock Exams by interested schools. There must be proof that the registered students have been registered for the May/June NECO or WAEC exams.

B) Participating schools will supply WAEC/NECO results of participating students to the ATS team for confirmation with WAEC/NECO. (Every School must have indemnified the ATS team against usage and confirmation of results with WAEC/NECO during registration for the ATS Value Plus Mock Exams.

C) Ratings of schools for the ATS awards will be based on composite grading of students in the WASSCE and Value Plus Mock Exam; including quality of school plant and standard operating procedures of schools.

  1. Key Questions:
    a) Start-up subjects in the ATS Value Plus Mock exams:
    English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Economics. (We can add additional subjects for interested schools as need arises).

Any cost implications?
Yes, very minimal, for examinations and results validation with WAEC.
We always pay WAEC for rating services. The ATS Value Plus Mock exams may replace (or add value) in-house mock exams of participating Schools.


Discover the 21st Century Schools In Nigeria

Discover the 21st-century schools. as thrown up by the 2012- 2019 Africa Top School Awards and WAEC Ratings. We are inviting every top School in Africa for submission of entry for the March 18, 2021, Africa Great School Awards. https://www.canva.com/design/DAD63gVqdMs/RqTUnVndfJ92pAfN9XybIQ/view?utm_content=DAD63gVqdMs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink


2012- 2019 AFRICA TOP SCHOOLS REPORT (7 Pages)

2012-2020 AFRICA TOP SCHOOL AWARDS REPORT. (7 pages report)
Some Schools were highly consistent in the WASSCE ratings obtained from WAEC. We are searching for top 1000 Schools; but regrettably, we have uncovered less than 200 schools so far. There is a need for investment in quality schooling in Nigeria. Only schools with quality and consistent investment in manpower development can be having consistent excellent outcomes. Going forward, we are upgrading to AFRICA GREAT SCHOOL AWARDS. We will be conducting a wide-scale Customer Satisfaction Monitor Study. We will be looking for Schools with 1) Excellent Customers Experience, 2) Excellent Workers Experience, and 3)  Represents Good Value for Time. https://www.canva.com/design/DAD63gVqdMs/RqTUnVndfJ92pAfN9XybIQ/view?utm_content=DAD63gVqdMs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink


March 3 (Abuja) & March 5 (Lagos), 2020 AFRICA TOP SCHOOLS REPORT & AWARDS

Another opportunity to celebrate the best of the best schools and educational leaders in Africa. Africa Brands Review is honoring innovative leaders in education. Award is free and strictly on merit. We just want to learn from the achievements and contributions of the awardees to educational development in Africa. You too can nominate a leader. Note, some rated Schools will not be celebrated this year; we are clarifying issues of delay in the release of their 2019 WASSCE results.