King’s College, Lagos is a prestigious secondary school in located in Lagos State, Nigeria. Established on 20 September 1909 as King’s School, the institution began with 10 students on its original site at Lagos Island, adjacent to Tafawa Balewa Square. Only male students are admitted although historically some female HSC (A-Level equivalent) students were admitted before its sister school Queen’s College Lagos, was established. King’s College conducts examinations for the National Examinations Council and the West African School-Leaving Certificate.
King’s College remains a national institution, and the country’s numero uno in secondary education. Today, the College, remains the best in terms of prestige, discipline, character formation, and academic excellence. Its rivals in West Africa are Achimota College, Ghana and Fourabay College, Sierra Leone. In England, Kings College compares favourably with Eaton College, Harrow, amongst others.
The school uniform comprises of a white shirt (long-sleeved for senior school students and short-sleeved for junior school students), a school tie and/or a school badge, white trousers with a black belt, socks, black laced shoes and a blue blazer. The blazer was made compulsory and this made the school look more inviting to the general public.
Newly admitted students, that is, JSS 1, would be required to pay additional fees for the following underlined items:
- A) Blazzers
- B) Club and Societies fee
- C) Exercise books
- D) Stationery
- E) Uniforms
- F) Text book deposits and other items as seen in the table below.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
- A) Candidates must be between the ages of 11 and 17 years to be eligible for admission into King’s College.
- B) Candidates must be successful in the common entrance examination
- C) Candidates would be required to write an Essay on why he decided to apply for admission into King’s College Lagos (KC).
- D) Successful candidates will be shortlisted by merit into the school by the Federal ministry of Education.
KING’S COLLEGE LAGOS SCHOOL FEES FOR JSS 1 STUDENTS 2019 SESSION
- Tuition fees Free
- Blazer N5,500
- Boarding fees N15,000( per term)
- Clubs and societies N500
- Exercise books N3,000 per session
- Extra lesson N2,000
- Insurance N5,000
- Medical N1,000
- Security N1,000
- Sports N500
- Stationery N500
- Textbooks deposit N12,000
- Total N65,000
- Uniforms N14,000 per set
- Utility N1,000
- Vocational N1,000
- Website/e-result/ICT N3,000
King’s College Lagos has produced numerous prominent people, and Nigerian leaders including:
Bukola Saraki -Former Governor of Kwara State and Nigeria’s current senate president.
Sir Adetokunbo Ademola – Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1958 to 1972).
Atedo Peterside (CON), a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur who later founded Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc.
Claude Ake, Erudite Professor of Political Economy, International scholar, and a Social crusader.
Alex Ekwueme, one time Vice President of Nigeria
Chief Anthony Enahoro – Journalist and democracy advocate.
Ibrahim Gambari – United Nations representative.
Lateef Jakande – Governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983 and a former Federal Minister of Works & Housing.
Odumegwu Ojukwu – A Nigerian military officer and politician who was the military governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1966 and the President of the defunct Republic of Biafra from 1967 to 1970.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – Current Emir of Kano, and a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Hakeem Bello-Osagie, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria.