Schools In Jos


University of Jos is located at Along Bauchi Road, Jos, Plateau. The University, also regarded as ‘Unijos’ started off as a campus of the University of Ibadan in November 1971 and was situated in what is today known as the ‘Township Campus’ of the institution located along Murtala Muhammed way, Jos. The University also has another campus called the ‘Bauchi Road Campus’ which accommodated the faculties of Natural, Management and Medical Sciences upon its acquisition in 1973. Officially established as a Federal Government-University by the Federal Government in 1975, Unijos has since moved to become an innovative institution that carries a high responsibility of fashioning tastes and attitude for the future.


Plateau State University, Bokkos was established through an instrument of Law in March 2005 and was granted recognition by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on April 29thof the same year 2005 as the 66th University in Nigeria and the 24th state owned University in the Country. The Law Establishing the University is cited as Law No. 4 of 2005 (March 7, 2005) as contained in Plateau State of Nigeria Gazette No. 3, Vol. 11 of May 24, 2006. It is located in Diram Village along the Butura-Tarangol axis in Bokkos Local Government Area, about 70 kilometres away from Jos the State capital.


Plateau State Polytechnic is a federal polytechnic in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. The institution has two campuses, one at Barkin Ladi and the other at Jos, the capital of the state. It provides education to higher national diploma and national diploma level.

The institution was founded in 1978 as a College of Technology on the site of Government Technical College, Bukuru. It became a polytechnic in 1980.

St. Murumba College, Jos

Located at Zaria Road, Jos. St. Murumba College is an all-boys secondary school known for its achievements in both academics and extracurricular activities, as well as its graduates.

St. Murumba College then called Blessed Murumba College came into existence in 1959. The school is rated as one of the top Secondary schools in the whole of Plateau State. The School was established out of the burning desire by the Catholic Community in Jos to see to the advancement education of her young boys who were graduating from elementary schools.

St. Louis College, Jos

St Louis College, a girls school was established by the first proprietor Rt. Rev. Dr. John Reddington, the then Catholic Bishop of Jos on the 25th of January 1960, at the first site, Our Lady of Fatima Primary School, Laranto road Jos. It finally moved to the permanent site along Joseph Gomwalk road Jos on the 7th October 1960 with thirty girls.

Its establishment came shortly after the establishing of the boys students secondary schools: St Joseph College Vom and St Murumba College Jos. This is to cater for the secondary education of girls in this part of the country as part of the Catholic Diocese of Jos own contribution to the qualitative man-power development of the country, which was a greater need at the time when there was very little attention given to the education of girls.

The school started at Our Lady of Fatima primary school with Sr. Derinella now called Sr Patricia Moloney as the principal.

Hillcrest School

Hillcrest is a K-12th grade International Christian School with an American curriculum. The school was founded in 1942 as a boarding school for missionary children. Today a significant number of children come from Nigeria, but a good number come from other countries. The school is owned and operated by eight missions/church organizations.

Hillcrest is divided into three schools, each with a principal. Elementary School is Kindergarten to 5th grade. Middle School is 6th to 8th grade and High School is 9th to12th grade. In their junior and senior years students may elect to take a number of AP classes. Annually almost all graduates are admitted into North American universities.

Hillcrest is situated in the city of Jos on a 4,300 foot high plateau. Jos is located in the central part of Nigeria. Temperatures are mild all year around; somewhat similar to that of Southern California except that it rains more in Jos.

Airforce Girls High School

Airforce Girls High School is a military and academic institution located in Jos, Plateau state. Established by the Nigerian Air Force, the school provides normal secondary school and military training to young girls.

The school is effectively a military institution (part of the Nigerian Air Force) that provides both normal secondary school education and military training to Nigerian boys aged around 11 to 17 years. Students on the one hand receive education in subjects like mathematics, physics, geography, and French, and on the other hand get trained in military weaponry and tactics. The military training seems geared to encourage a career in the Nigerian armed forces and many graduates have gone on to become commissioned officers in the army, air force, and navy.

Federal Government Girls College Langtang

Federal Government Girls College Langtang is located in langtang Plateau state, Langtang is a town in Plateau State, Nigeria. The town is connected to Shendam, Kanam, and Wase through paved roads. It has the local government secretariat situated at the heart of the town. the college is one of the federal colleges established by the federal government of Nigeria to cater specifically for the girl child education.

Federal Government College Jos

Federal Government College, Jos is a federal government secondary school located in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Federal Government College, Jos is one of the unity schools established by the federal government of Nigeria. The college is known for excellence in the total education of the student populace and has successfully created equal gender opportunities for them in various fields of endeavour such as Medicine, Engineering, Law, Architecture, accounting etc.

Government Science School, Kuru

Government Science School Kuru is located on the Jos South LGA, Plateau in north-central Nigeria commonly referred as the middle belt region of Nigeria. Located about 20 km to Jos on the Jos-Abuja highway in Plateau State. It is one of the prestigious Government schools in Plateau State considering its exploits in science and technical education and the number of its alumni doing great things in the country.

Government Secondary School, Riyom

GSS Riyom is located in Riyom Local Government Area in Plateau State, Nigeria. It is in the gateway to the State when coming from the East and from Abuja

Girls High School, Gindiri

Girls’ High School Gindiri was founded by Sudan United Mission (SUM) in 1958 and handed over to the church of Christ in Nigeria, now Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in 1976. The School took off with 28 Students with Mrs. Bridget Williams as the first Principal. Other members of staff were Miss Jean Rymill, now Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Dearsley.

The School is located in Plateau State in Nigeria, South – East of Jos, the State Capital and North-East of Mangu town in Mangu Local Government Area. It is 14.4km from Mangu town

Boys' Secondary School, Gindiri

The School is located in Plateau State in Nigeria, South – East of Jos, the State Capital and North-East of Mangu town in Mangu Local Government Area. It is 14.4km from Mangu town.

The School was established in 1950 by the Sudan United Mission (SUM), British Branch and now Action Partners, who arrived in 1904. Boys’ Secondary School is an offspring of the Gindiri Middle School (equivalence of primary 5 to JSS 3) established in 1944. The school is an entirely Boarding School for boys only. The school was among the first Protestant Voluntary Agency School in the whole of Northern Nigeria. It was the fourth secondary school next to Kaduna, Keffi and Zaria in the region. The first Principal of the school, Mr. Owen David Wilmshurst, died at 102 years old 2015. His wife, Connie Wilmshurst is alive.

Baptist High School, Jos

Located at Naraguta Rd, Opposite Naraguta Hostels, University of Jos, Plateau state,Baptist High School Jos was started in an old miner’s camp in the North side of Jos, near a village called Yelwa on February 14th, 1961. The school moved to its present site in 1962, with two classroom blocks, Whirley House, the Dining Hall and the Chapel.

The school has maintained consistently more than 90% credit in five subjects and above through the years in WASC, WASSCE, GCE, and SSCE. The school has also won many prizes and competitions over the years.

Command Secondary School, Jos

Located at Zaria Road – Jos, CSSJ was established by the Nigeria Defense Ministry and is managed and supported by the Nigerian Army Education Corps and Schools (NAECS). It first opened its gates on September 29, 1977, to the children of military officers, other ranks and members of the civil society.

Thirty-five years after its first set of graduates in 1982, CSSJ today boasts of thousands of professionals in the fields of science, arts, business, and government. Those boys and girls of 10, 11 and 12 years old in 1977 have become in their own rights Generals and Commodores in the military, Senior Civil Servants, Captains of industries, successful Business Persons as well as Internationally accomplished Sportsmen and women.

Federal College of Forestry, Jos

Located in Bauchi Road, Jos Plateau State, the Federal college of forestry was established to produce men and women with scientific knowledge neccessary to rebuild the population of threatened forest resources of the country through appropriate management technology.


National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru

The National Institute serves as a high level centre for reflection, research and dialogue. Here, academics of excellence, seasoned policy initiators and executors and other citizens of mature experience and wisdom, drawn from all walks of life, meet to reflect and exchange ideas on the great and critical issues of society, particularly as they relate to Nigeria and Africa, within the context of a constantly changing world. The Institute aims to be a model institution for inculcating the highest national ideals and achieving the best results from a rational deployment and utilization of resources.


ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos, P.O. Box 5398, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Road, Farin Gada, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

The ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos, (usually called JETS) is wholly owned and operated by the Evangelical Church Winning All. In the early 1970s the need arose in ECWA to start a theological institution with the distinctive purpose of meeting the contextual needs of both the church and contemporary African society.

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