The University of Nigeria Secondary school was officially opened on the 11th of January, 1983 by the then Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor F.N. Ndili. The quest to establish the University of Nigeria Secondary school did not start in a day; it started ten years before, in the year 1983 when the need to raise up a secondary school as Achimotu School in Ghana arose. Between 1979 and 1981 a lot of deliberation went on to foster the establishment of this school. It was precisely in October 1981 that the then Vice Chancellor, Professor M.O. Ijere set up a committee to make a detciled study of the matter and make recommendation for presentation to the Governing Council. On the 29th of March 1982, the committee after their review, recommended that the University of Nigeria set up a University Secondary School as a matter of priority by the year 1982/1983. With their recommendation, an implementation committee headed by Professor J.N. Adichie, the then Deputy Vice Chancellor of Nsukka Campus of the University sprang into action to see that the secondary commenced as recommended.

However owing to logistic reasons, the school did not commence in the September/October of the year 1983 but took off on the 11th of January 1983 of the following next year. During the school, first admission, one hundred and thirty students were offered admission out of the one hundred and nighty seven students that applied. Out of the one hundred and thirty six students offered admission only one hundred and seventeen students took up the admission. In the 1983/1984 session, the University of Nigeria Secondary school conducted her own entrance examination with candidates selected from students who already paned the state and Federal Common Entrance Examination. In that year one hundred and thirty five children were admitted into the school. Out of that number, twenty eight students were children belonging to non-staff parents.

The school curriculum was built on the tenets recommended by the National policy for Education.

The school started with a totalof twelve staff; six teaching and six non-teaching staff.

The Parents Teacher Association of the great college was formally inaugurated on the 18th of April, 1983 with Professor R.O Ohuche who was then the Dean Faculty of Education serving as the Chairman.

A Governing Board was also set up for the school by the Vice-Chancellor of the university on the 2nd of January, 1984 with Dr. M.A. Nwachukwu of the Department of Electronic Engineering heading the board.

This notable school at the time of it’s inception had not started going out for competitions fully. However , students of the school who participated in the state French competition at the time came second there by bringing the school to the spot light.


To empower students to acquire, articulate, value and demonstrate knowledge and skills that will support them as life-long learners; to participate in and contribute to the global world and practise the core values of the school: honesty, hard work (labour) and excellence.


To prepare students to understand, contribute to and succeed in a rapidly changing world; to ensure that our students develop both skills that a sound education provides and the competencies essential for success and leadership in the emerging creative economy. This is done through effective teaching focused on improving student outcomes, through commitment, coaching mentoring and collaboration.