Accredited driving schools in Nigeria (Courses, Prices & Contacts)

06/10/2020

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This piece will try to highlight some driving schools in major cities across the country and will give details of their courses and the prices they charge for their services.

Driving schools have become very prominent recently and obviously so, considering its now a compulsory requirement to receive professional driving lessons from an accredited driving school before a driver's license is issued to you. Across the country, there are several driving schools sited everywhere. Some have government accreditation while others merely operate illegally. This piece will try to highlight the best driving schools in Nigeria, located in major cities across the country. However, if you would like to get information on the list of all FRSC accredited driving schools in Nigeria, just click on the state of your choice from the links below.

Driving Schools in Lagos

Lagos state has one of the highest numbers of FRSC registered and accredited driving schools across the country, with over 190 driving currently counted. Let's have a look at a few of these, their courses and the prices attached to each. Check out the list of all driving schools in Lagos State down below!

1. D1 Driving School

D1 driving school is a government-approved training institution offering driving school lessons in Lagos. Their services include behind the wheel training and classroom instruction, as well as defensive driving courses.

D1 Driving School Courses and Prices
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons (4 Weeks) 4 weeks  ₦47,000
 Lapsed Learners Training (3 Weeks) 3 weeks  ₦37,000
 Tailor-made Refreshers Training Contact D1 Driving school Contact D1 Driving School
 Weekend Crash Course (5 Weeks- Saturdays only) 5 weeks - Saturdays only ₦31,000

D1 Driving school Contact

  • Address: D1 Driving School, Ajah shopping mall beside Wema bank Ilaje, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Email: Info@d1drivingschool.ng
  • Phone: +2348038281752
  • D1 Driving School website: https://d1drivingschool.business.site/

2. Heritage Driving School

Heritage Driving School offers specialized driving training programs to individuals and corporate organizations. The driving school was incorporated in 2009 and utilizes Smart teaching techniques, and Smart training aids to help students get the very best out of their training.

  Heritage Driving School Courses and Prices
 Course type  Duration Price
Manual vehicle 1 week ₦15,000
2 weeks ₦28,000
3 weeks ₦40,000
4 weeks ₦50,000
Automatic vehicle 1 week ₦12,000
2 weeks ₦24,000
3 weeks ₦34,000
4 weeks ₦40,000

Heritage Driving School Contact

  • Address: Heritage Driving School, 54, Ayetoro Street, Ajah by Berger Junction, Ajah, Lagos
  • Phone: +234 802 757 3741
  • Heritage Driving School website: www.heritagedrivingschools.com/home.php

>>> Read also: Best accredited driving schools in Lagos (reviews, contacts) & other states in Nigeria

3. I-Drive Smart Nigeria

I-Drive smart is a government-approved training school registered in 2013 to offer driving training to its students with a focus on security. The firm was formed by a group of security personnel and experience professional drivers to offer professional security driving training to those that require it.

I-Drive Smart Nigeria Courses and Prices  
 Course Target learners  Price (Excluding Drivers License)
 Defensive Driving Course Beginners

₦40,000

Professional drivers  ₦65,000
 Security Convoy/Evasive Driving Course Corporate clients  ₦120,000
 Level 1 & 2 Executive Protection (PSO) & Security Driving Course Drivers for VIP  ₦120,000

I-Drive Smart Nigeria Contact

  • Address: I Drive Smart Nigeria, Plot 22 Road 10, Lekki Scheme 2, Lekki Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Email: info@drivesmart-ng.com
  • Phone: +2348150474019
  • I-Drive Smart Nigeria website: www.drivesmart-ng.com/index.html

4. A1 Driving School and Motoring

When searching for experienced accredited driving schools in Nigeria, you will see A1 Driving school pop out in the top ranks. This is a reputed institute which offers a variety of services ranging from driving courses to driver license acquisition process. Every year, roughly 1,000 learners pass the driving test at A1 Driving schools across Nigeria.

A1 Driving School Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons 4 weeks

No License - ₦47,000 

Plus 5-year Drivers License - ₦80,000

Plus 3 years Drivers License - ₦75,000

 Lapsed Learners Training 3 weeks

No License - ₦37,000

Plus 5-year Drivers License - ₦70,000

Plus 3-year Drivers License - ₦65,000

 Tailor-made Refreshers Training Contact for details  Contact A1 Driving School
Weekend Crash Course

5 weeks

Saturdays only

No License - ₦31,000

Plus 5-year Drivers License - ₦64,000

Plus 3-year Drivers License - ₦59,000

A1 driving school also assists her students in processing their Nigerian driver licenses, as well as international driving permits. These international driving permits will be legal documents individuals can tender and that will be accepted as legal licenses in foreign countries.

Drivers License Processing Fees at A1 driving school
5 years Nigerian Drivers License  ₦33,000
3 years Nigerian Drivers License  ₦28,000
 International Driving Permit ₦16,500

A1 Driving school Contact

  • Address: A1 driving institute, C70 Ikota shopping complex, 101245, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Phone: 01-2910533
  • A1 Driving school website: www.a1drivinginstitute.com/

5. Gamgreens Driving School

Gamgreens driving school is a fully registered training institution with government approval to offer driving school services to citizens. Have a look at the courses they offer and their respective prices.

Gamgreen Driving School Courses and Prices  
Course Duration

Price

 Basic Driving Training for Beginners 4 weeks  ₦40,000
 Defensive Driving and Hazard Perception Training for Corporate Organizations 2 days  ₦50,000
 Trailer Driving Training 4 weeks  ₦110,000

Gamgreens Driving school contact

  • Address: Gamgreens Driving School, Suite D242 Road 1, Ikota Shopping Complex, VGC, Lagos
  • Email: info@gamgreens.com
  • Telephone: +2349095322623
  • Gamgreens Driving School website: https://gamgreens.com/index.html

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Driving Schools in Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt will not be left out in the bustling driving school business as a number of these institutions are located across the city, some of these with their courses and prices are detailed below. Check the list of driving schools in Rivers state down below:

1. Ace Center Driving School

Ace Center Driving School is considered one of the best-accredited driving schools you will find in the country. Its up-to-date facilities, years of experience in the driving lessons sector, as well as her international-standard instructors,  are some of the highlights of this professional firm.

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Ace Center Driving School is considered as one of the best-accredited Driving Schools

Ace Center Driving School Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons (4 Weeks) 4 weeks  ₦43,000
 3 Weeks Driving Course 3 weeks  ₦37,000
 2 Weeks Driving Course 2 weeks ₦31,000
 2 Weeks Driving Course 1 week  ₦22,000

Ace Center Driving School contact

  • Address: No.1A Government House Drive, Old G.R.A, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
  • Email: info@acecenterdrivingschool.com.ng
  • Telephone: +234 803 606 9977
  • Ace Center Driving school website: www.acecenterdrivingschool.com.ng/index.html

2. Jezec Driving Center

Jezec driving center is a government approve institution which's aim is to deliver efficient and excellent training and transport services to the general public without exception to individuals or corporate organizations. It currently holds a designation as a Rivers state ministry of transport approved drivers testing center. Below are details of its courses and their prices.

Jezec Driving Center Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons (4 Weeks) 4 weeks  ₦34,000
 3 Weeks Refresher Driving Course 3 weeks  ₦25,000
 Weekends Driving Course Saturdays Only ₦45,000

Jezec Driving Center contact

  • Head Office: Peace Plaza, 155 NTA Road Mgbuoba, PortHarcourt
  • Branch: 9 Stadium Road, Omasirichium Plaza, Port Harcourt.
  • Branch: 20 Rumuola Road, Port Harcourt.
  • Email: info@jezecdrivingcentre.com
  • Telephone: +2347051022444
  • Jezec Driving Center website: https://jezec-driving-school.business.site

3. AA Rescue Limited

AA Rescue Limited is no doubt a solid training center that offers a commendable level of driving instructions to her students. It has several offices across the country with Portharcourt hosting one of its branch offices. The courses are simple and also affordable. Below is an outline of these.

AA Rescue Limited Driving Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons (4 Weeks) 4 weeks  ₦35,000
 3 Weeks Refresher Driving Course 3 weeks  ₦25,000
 Defensive driving and Advanced Driving Techniques 2 weeks  ₦45,000

AA Rescue Limited contact

  • Address: Plot 96/98 Olu Obasanjo Way, Opposite Zenith Bank, By Fort Oil (AP), Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Branch: God's Grace Plaza, Plot 164 peter Odili Road, Trans Amadi, Portharcourt
  • Telephone: +234 802 555 6666, +234 815 084 6082
  • AA Rescue Limited Website: www.aarescuenigeria.com/index.php

>>> Also check out the full list of driving schools in Port Harcourt!

Driving Schools in Abuja

Abuja is also home to several driving schools which we will highlight a few below; See the list showing fully accredited driving schools in the FCT:

1. Bamaje Driving Academy

Bamaje driving Academy is an independent institution based in Abuja that offers standard and quality driving instructionS and training services to the general public. It has a proven track record of helping her students learn driving using an efficient and enjoyable training module. The course offered by Bamaje Driving Academy can be seen in the table below.

Bamaje Driving Academy Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons  4 weeks  ₦35,000
8 weeks  ₦55,000
 Intensive Driving Course 2 weeks  ₦35,000
3 weeks  ₦45,000
4 weeks  ₦55,000
 Weekend Driving Course 3 weeks  ₦30,000
4 weeks  ₦35,000
8 weeks  ₦55,000

Bamaje Driving Academy Contact

  • Plot 26 Suite CPO 78A, 1st Floor, Court Yard Block, Kaura Modern Market. Opp. Prince and Princess Estate. Off Laadipo Diya Road, Gudu District, Abuja
  • Telephone: 07031512126 (Bature)
  • Email: bamajedrivingacademyltd@gmail.com
  • Bamaje Website: https://bamaje.com.ng/

2. Aso Driving School

Details of Aso Driving School courses and their prices are shown below; 

instructor-car

Aso Driving school's state of the Art training vehicle

Bamaje Driving Academy Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Executive Training 4 weeks  ₦100,000
2 weeks  ₦70,000
 Intensive Driving Course 2 weeks (1hr Daily)  ₦25,000
3 weeks (1hr Daily)  ₦30,000
4 weeks (1hr Daily)  ₦35,000
2 weeks (2hr Daily)  ₦35,000
3 weeks (2hr Daily)  ₦45,000
4 weeks (2hr Daily)  ₦55,000
8 weeks (1hr Daily)  ₦60,000
12 weeks (1hr Daily)  ₦80,000
 Special Training 2 weeks  ₦50,000
4 weeks  ₦80,000

Refresher Course

This is a months program where participants will be issued a certificate after completion.

1 Month (once a week) or 1 week  ₦15,000

Aso Driving School Contact

  • MAIN OFFICE: Gotsu Plaza, 1st Avenue, Opp. Mib/Anafara Plaza, Beside Oando Filling Station Gwarinpa, Abuja
  • Branch: Plot 8520, Suite B8 and B36, First Floor, Danziyal Plaza, Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Opp. NNPC Mega Station, Central Area, Abuja.
  • E-Mail: asodrivingschoolltd@yahoo.com
  • Telephone: 08094782997, 08033148336
  • Aso Driving School Website: https://www.asodrivingschool.com/index.php

3. Ace Center Driving School

Ace Center Driving School is considered as one of the best-accredited Driving Schools you will find in the country. Its up-to-date facilities, years of experience in the driving lessons sector, as well as her international standard instructors,  are some of the highlights of this professional firm.

Ace Center Driving School Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons (4 Weeks) 4 weeks  ₦43,000
 3 Weeks Driving Course 3 weeks  ₦37,000
 2 Weeks Driving Course 2 weeks  ₦31,000
 2 Weeks Driving Course 1 week   ₦22,000

Ace Center Driving School contact

  • Address: Suite D35, Emab Plaza, Aminu Kano Cresent, Wuse II, Abuja
  • Email: info@acecenterdrivingschool.com.ng
  • Telephone: +234 806 537 8506
  • Ace Center Driving School website: https://www.acecenterdrivingschool.com.ng/index.html

>>> Read more: 65 driving schools in Abuja - Name and Address list

Driving Schools in Ibadan

One of the oldest cities in Nigeria plays host to some not so flamboyant driving school. The driving schools here may not be top-notch like the ones you will find in other major cities. However, we spoke to a few of these, and their details a shown below:

1. M'Sade Driving Academy

M'sade driving school is managed by Segun Badmus and he offered the following details on the courses offered by M'Sade Driving school and the prices attached to each course.

M'Sade Driving Academy Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Basic Beginners Driving Lessons  3 weeks  ₦17,500
 Driving Proficiency Course 2 weeks  ₦14,000
 Driving Brush up Lesson 1 week  ₦8,500

M'Sade Driving Academy contact

  • Address: Block 1, Lamidi Ajadi Plaza, Bishop Philips Academy Iwo road Ibadan, Lagelu Local Government 200221, Ibadan
  • Telephone: 0906 644 1142
  • M'Sade Driving Academy websitehttps://msade-driving-academy.business.site/

2. Best Driving Academy

Best driving academy offers to drive training courses which include the Beginners Driving Training and the Refresher Driving Course both running for two and one week respectively;

Best Driving Academy Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Basic Beginners Driving Lessons  2 weeks  ₦25,000
 Refresher Driving Course 1 week  ₦13,000

Best Driving Academy Contact

  • Address: Beulah House, Aba Panu bus stop, Ologuneru, Ibadan. Oyo state
  • Telephone: 0806 672 1100
  • Email: admin@bestdriverservices.com
  • Best Driving Academy website: https://www.bestdriverservices.com/home.html

Driving Schools in Benin City

Welcome to the seat of power of the famous Benin Kingdom which is home to several driving schools. Please click on the link for a list of the various driving schools in Edo StateHowever, we did a little highlight of some driving schools in Benin city with the courses they offer and their prices.

1. Daves School of Driving

car

Daves School of Driving on a training Routine

Daves School of Driving Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
Beginners Driving Courses Available 3 weeks  ₦22,500
4 weeks  ₦29,500
5 weeks + 1 day  ₦37,500
5 weeks + 3 days  ₦39,500
6 weeks  Manual Only - ₦ 44,500
 Manual + Automatic - ₦47,500

Daves School of Driving Contact

  • Address: 135, Siluko Road, By Auntie Maria School Junction, By UPSS, Benin City.
  • Branch: 49, Ugbowo Lagos Road, Opposite UBTH, Benin City.
  • Telephone: +234 807 740 7541, +234 703 864 9000
  • Email: contact@daveschoolofdriving.com

2. Pman Driving School

PMan Driving school is another driving school in Benin. You can easily locate them at 45 Lawani Street, Benin City, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state. Below are the details of the courses offered by PMan driving school and their prices.

Pman Driving School Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Executive Course At Your Convenience  ₦50,000 - ₦70,000
 Beginners Classes 4 weeks  ₦30,000
3 weeks  ₦20,000
 Refresher Course 2 weeks  ₦15,000
 Weekend Program  Saturdays Only  ₦1,500 Per Hour

Pman Driving School Contact

  • Address: 45, Lawani street, off new Lagos road, by new man pharmacy, new Benin, BeninEdo stat, Oredo local government 300000, Benin city Edo state
  • Telephone: 0813 890 2204
  • Pman Driving School website: https://pman-driving-school.business.site/

Driving Schools in Abeokuta

Several driving schools established in Abeokuta offer driving training services within and around Abeokuta. In Ogun state as a whole, there are well over 30 fully registered and accredited driving schools with a large proportion of this figure located in Abeokuta. 

1. Best School of Motoring

Best school of motoring is a fully accredited driving school licensed to operate in Abeokuta and its environs. The school was established to offer quality training services that will ensure imbibe the ethics of safe driving. Besides its driving school services, Best School of motoring also offers products like vehicle trackers, fleet management systems as well as speed management technology. 

Best School of Motoring Courses and Prices  
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons  4 weeks  ₦35,000
 Refresher Driving Course 1 week  ₦20,000

Best School of Motoring Contact

  • Address: 7 Lalubu Street, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, Ogun State,
  • Email: info@bsmng.com
  • Phone: +2348052000102
  • Best School of Motoring website: https://www.bsmng.com/

2. AB Driving School

AB Driving school offers two driving training Courses, including a two weeks beginner training program and a 3 weeks intensive training course. Please see the table below for details on the prices of each course.

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AB Driving school offers two driving training Courses

AB Driving School Courses and Prices
 Course Duration  Price
 Beginners Driving Lessons  2 weeks  ₦15,000
 Refresher Driving Course 3 weeks  ₦22,000

AB Driving School Contact

  • Address: 26, Olusegun Osoba Road, Opposite Jide Jones Building, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, Abeokuta South, Abeokuta
  • Telephone: 0809 530 8394
  • AB Driving School website: https://ab-driving-school-abeokuta.business.site/

How to Choose a Driving School

Making an informed choice from a mix of plenty can be a bit of a headache. How do you know which driving school to go for?. Below is a list of factors that you should put first when deciding on a driving school:

  • Price

The cost of training seems to be the most important factor when it comes to picking a driving school. You should consider how much you can pay for the level of training you require and the level of training offered. Some schools have very high standards of training with quality instruction modules and teaching aids. You should expect that such institutions will cost a bit more than the others. So, consider the cost carefully from the options available before picking a school.

  • Standard of training

Though people look first at money, the quality of training should be the most important factor you should consider when deciding on the driving school to use. In this area you should ask questions like;

  • What types of cars are used? Is it manual transmission cars or automatic transmission cars or both
  • What is the state of the cars employed for the training?
  • What classroom facilities are available?
  • How professional are the staff?
  • Is the road drive training a One-on-One affair?
  • What teaching and driving test aids are available?
  • Are facilities for driving simulation training available?
  • What is the length of the training?

Remember, the standard of training is so important as it will have a big influence on the quality of your driving when performing your test drive with the vehicle inspection office VIO before your driver's license is issued. It is required that you pass both oral and drive tests before a driver's license is issued, thus it is advised that you go for schools with high-quality instruction standards so you easily scale this part of the hurdle in no time. 

Conclusion

There you go; above are some of the best driving schools in Nigeria. Remember that it is mandatory that you pass through an accredited driving school before a driver's license will be issued to you. Therefore, don't hesitate to contact one of these schools if you are planning on taking to the wheel for the first time. Good luck!

>>> Do come back Naijauto.com for more useful tips and advice!

Henry Egan

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Henry Egan a poet, essayist, content writer, blogger and technical writer who is willing to read just that last material to develop the best content possible. Henry feels he is more of a new generation writer with a sassy and swanky style. You can be sure you'll get all the facts in and never get bored with his articles.

He has got a flair for technical reviews on automobile and cars. He studied Mechanical Engineering but his first love remains Literary Art.

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