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Welcome to Cherryfield College, a full boarding school that focuses on cognitive learning and also prides itself in ensuring that every student is involved in extracurricular activities which refresh and boost their mental and physical wellbeing. Our students participate in internal, external, local and international activities and competitions. These activities range from inter-house debate competitions, spelling bees, Commonwealth competitions, Model United Nations conferences, which all contribute to students in the art of public speaking and critical thinking; to sports competitions such as football, basketball and race tracks which enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of our students all forming a holistic curricular.

We have in place; hands-on guidance and counseling that deals with choices in academic pursuit and also helps shape students dealing with behavioral issues. At Cherryfield College we are interested in academic excellence and also in moral excellence.

CFC History

In September 2004, the gate of this citadel of learning was flung open to 96 students drawn from different parts of the country. At the gate of the welcome team was the pioneer British Principal, Mr. Robert Parkin. The current Principal is Mr. Neil Howie. The college has witnessed astronomical growth in student population and staff strength since its inception. Now the college has a population of 300 students. As usual, the student population’s growth necessitated an equivalent growth in the staff population.

Today, the college has over 150 experienced and qualified staff. Out of this, 71 are teaching staff. The school has a Board of Directors and a Board of Governors: The Board of Directors comprises Hon. Lt. Col. Akor JAC (rtd), Engr. John Agbara, Mr. Abah Agbara, and Mr. Stanley Ajenu, whilst the Board of Governors includes Prof. P. B. Onaji, Prof. I.A.O. Ujah mni, Mr. Raphael Odoh, Mr. John-Mary Idoko, and Barr. B. M. O. Enejoh.

Management Structure

Board of Directors

  • Cdr. Emmanuel Ekoja Ajenu FSS, PJSC, NDSS, NIM, B.SC (Hons), (rtd)
  • Lt. Col. Engr. Akor Jac, DSM, NSM, RM, GSM, SJB, FSS, PSC, (rtd)

Senior Leadership Team





Mrs Temitope Akingbade


Our Philosophy

our philosophy at Cherryfield College is about fostering well-rounded individuals who are not only academically prepared but also equipped with the values, skills, and mindset to navigate an ever-changing world with confidence and purpose. 

CFC Principle

At Cherryfield College, our “CFC Principle” serves as the guiding light for our educational approach. This principle encapsulates our core values and beliefs, shaping the foundation upon which our institution is built.

Key Of Success

Success is not merely a destination; it’s a journey. At Cherryfield College, we believe that the “Key to Success” lies in a combination of principles and actions that empower individuals to achieve their goals and dreams.