Barewa College, Zaria

Gaskiya Road, Zaria

History of Barewa College, Zaria

Barewa College, Zaria was established in 1921.

Built by British Governor General Hugh Clifford in 1921.

Known for the large number of elites that passed through the school's academic buildings, among which are five one-time Nigerian Heads of State, this is an all-boys secondary school and one of the oldest schools in Nigeria.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Barewa College, Zaria, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Educational materials if you are a new or returning student
  • Housing necessities if you are a new or returning student
  • Your ID card in case you need identification proof
  • Best Features

    Originally called Katsina Training College, established as the first post-primary institution of the former Northern Region of Nigeria, it later became Katsina Higher College, then it became Kaduna College when the school was moved to Kaduna. It was later moved to Zaria, and was called Zaria Secondary School and then Government College, Zaria before finally named Barewa College Zaria which it has retained since 1971.

    Writer's Review

    It has produced 5 Heads of State, over 20 governors and ministers, and a good number of prominent names in Nigeria. As can be gleaned from its alumni list, the school is worth this esteemed status and continues to provide the best of education.


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    Gaskiya Road, Zaria



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