About KIS

Welcome to KIS, an esteemed educational institution nestled in the vibrant town of Ughelli within Nigeria's dynamic Niger Delta region. Renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, KIS provides a nurturing environment where students cultivate a profound passion for learning and uphold the rich tradition of scholarly pursuit. Our school fosters a spirit of innovation and intellectual curiosity, empowering pupils to embrace fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Armed with this foundation, KIS students consistently achieve exceptional academic outcomes, securing admission to esteemed universities and polytechnics worldwide. This success is not only attributed to their fervent engagement in academic discourse and the unwavering dedication of their teachers but also to their innate curiosity and diverse extracurricular interests. At KIS, bright young minds converge to exchange ideas, hone skills, and embark on a transformative journey that prepares them for a purposeful and dynamic life beyond the school gates.

KIS offers a diverse and inclusive education across its five distinct sections, each under the guidance of a dedicated administrator:

  1. Senior Secondary School
  2. Junior Secondary School
  3. Primary School
  4. Nursery School and Creche
  5. Computer School
At Kogbodi, our team of over 100 academic and non-academic staff are committed to providing students with a robust academic foundation, preparing them for success in the School and beyond. With enough room for expansion, we foster a conducive learning environment where students can thrive and unlock their full potential.

In addition to academic excellence, we organize weekly debates, quizzes, and spelling competitions to bolster students' confidence and linguistic proficiency. Guided by divine grace, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of educational excellence.

At KIS, accessibility is paramount. Our welcoming community embraces both boarders and day pupils, with students joining from age 1+ at the prenursery and nursery sections to age 18+ at the senior school. Scholarships and bursaries are available, ensuring inclusivity and diversity within our student body. Our sociable and inclusive environment fosters peer support, charity initiatives, and collaborative productions, enriching the educational experience.

Safeguarding and pastoral care are central to our ethos, with dedicated staff providing guidance and support throughout students' journey at the School. Beyond academics, our extensive extracurricular program caters to diverse interests, from competitive sports like beach football, track athlectics, to music, theatre, and intellectual pursuits such as debating and inter-school competitions.

Our Vision

To become a renouned institution dedicated to delivering exceptional education for Nigerian children, driven by our unwavering passion for excellence.

Excellence, Passion, Technology.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the Nigerian private education sector by leveraging highly skilled human resources proficient in modern technologies.

Studying at KIS
Our History

Mrs. Philomena Ebosa Kogbodi (late) served as the visionary leader of the Ughelli North Local Government Council Nursery and Primary School for approximately eight years. Despite the school's commendable performance under her stewardship, she felt constrained by the bureaucratic decision-making processes inherent in the Civil Service. Driven by a fervent desire to apply her knowledge and skills more effectively, Mrs. Kogbodi embarked on the journey to establish a private school.

Thus, on 1st September 1986, Kogbodi Nursery/Primary School was founded. From its inception, Mrs. Kogbodi prioritized quality education, steadfastly refusing to compromise on standards. Under her guidance, pupils were meticulously prepared over two years before the inaugural batch sat for the First Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination in 1989. The outstanding results, with 13 pupils achieving distinctions and 3 securing merit passes out of 16 registered, set a precedent for excellence. This benchmark, established by Mrs. Kogbodi, remains ingrained in the school's ethos, ensuring a legacy of unwavering commitment to quality education even after her passing on 14th May 1990.

In 1992, the School embarked on a significant expansion of its educational offerings by establishing the senior secondary school section, aligning with the Nigerian 6-3-3-6 system of education. This strategic move aimed to provide a seamless transition for students from junior to senior levels of education within the institution. The pioneering cohort of students enrolled in the junior school certificate examination in 1995, followed by the senior school certificate examination in 1998. Demonstrating exceptional academic prowess, both sets of graduates achieved remarkable success, setting new benchmarks for academic excellence within the local region. Over the past 38 years, KIS has been a beacon of excellence in education, catering to a diverse student body consisting of both boys and girls across four school sections housed within three impressive campuses. Throughout its esteemed history, the school has consistently produced outstanding alumni and garnered numerous accolades and commendations on a national scale. Today, KIS proudly serves as an educational institution of choice for boys and girls, offering a comprehensive learning experience spanning 18 years. With an annual intake of approximately 2000 students, the school continues its legacy of academic excellence and holistic development, shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

KIS Milestones


KIS was founded by Mrs Philomena Ebosa Kogbodi, the late wife of the current Drector of Studies.


The first set of graduands delivered an outstanding performance in the Primary School Leaving Certificate and Common Entrance Exams.


Students and Faculties collectively mourned the departure of the School's founder.


Following the demise of the Founder, Mr Patrick Kogbodi took over the affairs as Director of Studies [DOS].


Kogbodi Junior Secondary School is Born.


Kogbodi engaged in its first Junior Secondary School Cetificate Examination with resounding success.


KIS Senior Secondary School is Born.


KIS wins the APSON Sports Competition.


KIS Senior Secondary School is partook in its initial WAEC Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.


KIS wins the national Junior Engineers and Technicians Science Contents.
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