About Us

A Tradition of Excellence

Dowen College is a co-educational Secondary School offering both day and boarding facilities. The School was founded on the 6th of October 1997 and located at No. 18, Adebayo Doherty Road, Lekki phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. The School offers both the Nigerian and British Curricula.

That every child that passes through Dowen College Lagos develops "TO BE THE BEST"!
To release the innate potential and the untapped leadership qualities of the students, ensuring that they discover their personal purpose and destiny.


At Dowen College Lagos, the students are our focus. Everything we do at Dowen College Lagos is centered on our students. Our desire is to produce balanced global leaders. Every decision made seeks to enhance the value added to the life of each student at Dowen College Lagos because we believe in the total development of the students morally, mentally and physically. The Dowen College way of life is encompassed in what we term "the A B C D of Dowen College.
• Academic excellence
• Beauty
• Culture
• Discipline
These factors act as guidelines for our policies and procedures at Dowen College. We appreciate the fact that a philosophy is nothing without principles and measures to help fulfill it; therefore, we are consistently working at ways to ensure the most advantageous learning environment for our students.


• West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
• International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
• Basic Education Certificate of Examination (BECE)
• Cambridge Checkpoint Examination.
We are proud to say that in the last 20 years, Dowen College has recorded 100% successes in our external examinations and in our anniversary year, our WAEC results show a record of A1 – 36.3%, A1to B3 – 83.4% and A1 to C6 – 97.4%, 100% overall Pass.
Our dedicated, loyal and hardworking management and staff of Dowen College, who are readily committed to the ideals and motto of the school "TO BE THE BEST" helped to make this possible. Also, we have recorded 100% tertiary education achievement and all our alumni all over the world have excelled in their academics with many of them obtaining doctoral degrees and holding enviable jobs across the world.


Over the last 20 years, we have garnered all our energy into training and nurturing the next generation of global leaders. Each of our product is a testament to this truth. Perhaps, we should share a few;
• Ene Nnenna (Class of 2017) 9A1 in WASSCE 2017
• Moka Cynthia (Class of 2016) 6A1 and 2B2 and 1B3 in WASSCE
• Omo-Lamai Serena (Class of 2015) 9A1 in WASSCE, 6A*, 1A in IGCSE
• David Umo (Class of 2015) 8A1 in WASSCE
• Buraimoh Obaseyi Daniel (Class of 2010) First Nigerian to graduate with a First Class Degree in Computer Science at San Francisco University, U.S.A.

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• English Language
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Biology
• Lit-In-English
• French Language
• Clothing & Textile
• Food & Nutrition
• Business Studies
• Commerce
• Economics
• Financial Accounting
• Government
• Visual Art
• History
• Agricultural Studies
• Further Mathematics
• Information & Communication Technology
• Technical Drawing & Design and Technology
• Yoruba / Igbo / Hausa Language
• Christian Religious Knowledge / Islamic Religious Knowledge
• Physical & Health Education
• Music
• Basic Science
• Civic Education
• Drama
• Social Studies
• Basic Technology
• Home Economics
• Security Education
• Fisheries
• Garment Making
• Book Keeping
• Dyeing & Bleaching
• Electrical Installation and Maintenance Works


• Literary and Debating Society
• Jets Club
• Press Club
• Theatre Club
• French Club
• Jan (Junior Achievement Nigeria)
• Red Cross Society
• Math Club
• Photography Club
• Interact Club
• Home Makers Club
• Arts Club
• Still pan band
• Football
• Basketball
• Volleyball
• Swimming
• Table tennis
• Orchestra
• Choir
• Karate


Different scholarship opportunities exist in the school. They include;
1. Dowen College Scholarship Scheme which is available for all students that maintains an average score of 90% and above( for Junior Secondary) or 85% and above (for Senior Secondary).
2. Bishop Ademowo Foundation Scholarship Scheme
3. Cathedral Church of Christ Scholarship Scheme.
For the 2017/2018 session, Eighteen (18) students are currently enjoying the Dowen College Full-tuition Scholarship, Eleven (11) students are under the Bishop Ademowo Foundation 100% Full Scholarship and Ten (10) students are on the Cathedral 100% Full Scholarship, schemes.