The condition of school facilities has an important impact on students' performance and teachers' effectiveness. In particular, comfortable classrooms with adequate facilities are very important effective students' educational outcome. This study therefore explored the state of school facilities in northern Nigerian secondary schools. This is a region with persistent low academic achievement rate in standardised examination over the years. The observations and interviews with 20 students indicated to a large extend that the school facilities did not adequately support the fundamental needs, engagement and high achievements levels of students in the schools. It is recommended that the government needs to invest in the educational infrastructure, especially in the north of the country, to ensure that the next generation Nigerian people have the educational resources to contribute to future of the country.