This might sound weird, but my favourite part of going to school as a kid was wearing my school uniform. The pattern was nothing like I’d seen on students from other schools, so I blushed when random adults asked questions like “What’s the name of your school?”
These days I can’t shake off the suspicion that something is off in the uniform selection department of Nigerian schools. What is the obsession with agriculture green and bedroom blue? Anyway, I decided to rank the best school uniforms of 15 Nigerian private schools.
What do you think?
15. Christ the King International School, Anambra
This uniform could have been IT, but it’s giving hypnotic. The hypnotism aside, I can see what the school management was going for; it’s a bit sad they missed the road.
14. Hope High British International School, Abakaliki, Ebonyi
This uniform could have been fire but something is off about that chequered shirt x black trouser combo on the male students.
13. Olashore International School, Osun
For one of the most expensive schools in the South West, this uniform is just there. The grey pinafore on the junior students is giving cleaner vibes. But they tried with the blazer on the seniors. Can you spot that shade of blue though?
12. Citadel International School, Ikare-Akoko, Ondo
There’s international in the name of this school, but I don’t know what that is about because what is this uniform? I mean, it’s decent but very heavy on the government school uniform vibes. Also, what in the Boy-Alinco cap is going on here?
11. Kadwel International Schools, Kaduna State
I don’t know if it’s the pose, the chequered skirt or rhyming ties, but I’m sold on the ministry of this uniform. But those oversized blazers? Management, please now.
10. Day Waterman College, Abeokuta, Ogun
White is safe, but when you combine it with grey and navy blue, it’s simply giving low effort. I could see students in this uniform and link them to about 10 other schools. What is the obsession with Nigerian private schools and ties?
9. Queens College, Lagos
If you can ignore the blue-on-blue coordination, you’ll have to give it to the school for being audacious enough to go sleeveless. I won’t give any verdict on the beret…for now.
8. Chrisland Schools, Lagos, Abuja
It’s too much green going on. But they get some marks for the chequered skirt and blazers.
7. Atlantic Hall, Lagos
I don’t like that this uniform is this low on the list, but look at it and tell me the blue tie and navy blue jacket are not giving bank-graduate-trainee. I’ll carry my bank problems to these kids at first sight. But the fit is clean sha.
6. Grange Schools, Lagos
I mean, look at their faces. That’s the exact look you wear when your uniform isn’t giving a 100 but you have to put it on five times a week.
5. Corona Schools, Lagos
I like the tie, the blazer and black knee-length socks. Makes for a clean look that instantly lets you know that this is a top school student.
4. British International School, Lagos
This might be the best execution of green-coloured uniforms I’ve seen in a long while. The chequered skirt and short-sleeve work.
3. Lekki British International School, Lagos
At first sight, it looks like a lot is happening. But when you take a closer look, you’ll appreciate the colour combination of this uniform. Can you see the way they stand in sharp contrast to their teachers? I like that.
2. Edidot Schools, Lagos
Finally! A school uniform that is not blue, green or grey? Inject it please. You can just tell that management took their time to design this uniform. That rafia-themed hat alone is a win!
1. American International School, Lagos
Because they’re the closest school that comes to having mufti as uniforms, and I’m 100% with that. I mean, are you looking at this uniform and immediately thinking of school? Exactly.
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