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Secondary School Education counts as one of the educational levels in Ghana and comes with fascinating experiences when one is able to find his or her way in an SHS upon admission.

Senior High Schools in Ghana are gender grouped in Boys, Girls, and Both (Mixed-Schools)

It is notably said that finding yourself in a boys’ school is *guy* whenever the names of top boys schools like Mfantsipim, Adisadel, Prempeh, and Presec are mentioned.

In this article, unitedshowbiz.com.gh brings to you, the list of the best and popular boys senior high schools in Ghana in alphabetical order. Read more below.

1. Accra Academy
2. Adisadel College
3. ATTC (Accra Technical Training Centre)
4. Bishop Herman College
5. Ghana Senior High Technical School (Takoradi)
6. Kumasi High School
7. Nandom Senior High School
8. Opoku Ware School
9. Osei Tutu Senior High School
10. Prempeh College
11. Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (Legon)
12. St. Augustine’s College (Cape Coast)
13. St Johns Senior High (Sekondi)
14. St. Paul’s Senior High School
15. St. Peter’s Boys Senior High School
16. St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School
17. Salem School, Osu
18. Tema Technical Institute

19. Mfantsipim Schoool

20. St. James Seminary Senior High School.

21. St. Francis Xavier Junior Seminary.

22. Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School

23. St. Hubert Seminary SHS

We now take you through a brief history and about of the list of the schools above below;

1. Accra Academy

Accra Academy
Accra Academy

The Accra Academy was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana. The academy is one of the foremost secondary educational institutions in Ghana and operates as a non-denominational day and boarding boys’ school, located at Bubuashie, near Kaneshie in the Greater Accra Region.

The Accra Academy was founded on Monday, 20th. July 1931 by Dr. Kofi George Konuah, Messrs. Gotfried Narku Alema, James Acquaye Halm-Addo, and Samuel Neils Awuletey with nineteen students distributed into forms one to three. The form three class was made up of A.K. Konuah(Second Headmaster of the school), R.Q.E. Blankson (later Town Engineer, Accra Municipal Council), C.S. Dua, Addo-Yobo, and J.K. Quartey.

2. Adisadel College

 Adisadel College
Adisadel College

Adisadel College, popularly known as “ADISCO”, is an Anglican boys’ boarding school in Cape Coast, Ghana. A 3-year boarding secondary school for boys (14-18years), Adisadel was founded on January 4th, 1910 by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (S.P.G.). The school was then named SPG Grammar School.

In 1924 the name was changed to St Nicholas Grammar School. When the school was relocated to its present location in early 1936 from downtown Cape Coast, it assumed its current name-Adisadel College.

Adisadel College campus sprawls over an area of approximately 1.5 square kilometers over hills and valleys in a suburb of Cape Coast known as Adisadel. Located in the historic city of Cape Coast on the beautiful central coast of Ghana. Adisadel is among the many fine educational institutions that have rendered the central coast as the cradle of premium education in Ghana.

3. ATTC (Accra Technical Training Centre)

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ATTC

Accra Technical Training Center is a technical/vocational institution in Accra, Ghana. ATTC was established in July 1966 as a joint project by the Governments of Ghana and Canada.

4. Bishop Herman College

Bishop Herman College
Bishop Herman College

Bishop Herman College, sometimes abbreviated to BIHECO, is a boys-only second-cycle institution located at Kpando in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Bishop Herman stand as the best performing school in the Volta Region according to WAEC rankings and their passion for science led them to win the maiden edition of the National Robotics Competition and two subsequent competitions

5. Ghana Senior High Technical School (Takoradi)

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GSTS

The Ghana Secondary Technical School is a science and technology-oriented high school located in Takoradi on the west coast of Ghana. It is the third oldest high school in Ghana – the oldest ‘non-missionary high school.

The school was founded on 9 August 1909 in Accra as Accra Technical School, and, after the name had been changed to Government Technical School, it moved to its current site in Takoradi in 1939.

In 1953, the name was changed to Government Secondary Technical School, and in 1970, it was given its current name.[3] Former students of the school are popularly known as Giants.

6. Kumasi High School

Kumasi High School
Kumasi High School

Kumasi High School often referred to as KUHIS, is a boys’ senior high school in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It was established in 1962, by S. K. Amoah. The students are known collectively as Mmerantee.

The name of the School was changed to Kumasi High School soon after the 1966 military coup, which ousted Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s government. The School remained at Kwadaso until 1977 when it was moved to occupy its present site, some 80 acres of land at Gyinyase near Ahinsan Estate, Kumasi under the headship of Mr. Kwadwo Amo Asare (the third headmaster of the School).

7. Nandom Senior High School

Nandom Senior High School
Nandom Senior High School

The Nandom Senior High is an all-boys Catholic secondary school located in Nandom, the Upper West Region of Ghana, Nandom district to be precise.

Nandom Senior High is one of the senior high schools in the Upper West region at Nandom of Nandom district.

8. Opoku Ware School

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OWASS

Opoku Ware School, often referred to as is an all-boys high school in Santasi, a suburb of Kumasi, which is the capital of the Ashanti region of Ghana.

Opoku Ware School is the first Catholic Boys Secondary School to be established in the Ashanti Region with a mission to deliver quality and holistic education based on academic excellence and sound moral principles in all areas of study.

The School aims to discipline not only the mind and body but also the spirit, thereby giving complete formation to the human person.

The uniqueness of Opoku Ware School, however, lies in the fact that it is the only Catholic School in Ghana whose name does not connote a Catholic or Christian identity.

9. Osei Tutu Senior High School

Osei Tutu Senior High School
Osei Tutu Senior High School

Tutu Senior High School is an all-boys senior high school located in Akropong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It is ranked among the best senior high schools in the Ashanti Region.

Established in 1940 as one of the Royal Institutions in the Ashanti Region, Osei Tutu began as a boys boarding school through to a training college before being converted into a secondary institution in the early 1970s.

The school has produced several notable alumni including the late Justice Kweku Etrew Amua-Sekyi (Supreme Court Judge and Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee of Ghana), Former President of Ghana John Kufuor, and his brother, Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, a former Minister of Defence passed through the school.

10. Prempeh College

Prempeh College
Prempeh College

Prempeh College is a public secondary boarding school for boys located in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region, Ghana.

The school was founded in 1949 by the Asanteman traditional authority, the British Colonial Government, the Methodist Church Ghana, and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

Prempeh College is a reputed Grade A school with other secondary schools including Mfantsipim School, Wesley Girls’ High School, and Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School.

The school is modeled on Eton College in England. It won the National Science and Maths Quiz twice, in 1994 (the first school to win the maiden edition) and 1996.

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Prempeh College won the 2015 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz after beating Adisadel College and University Practice SHS in the final making them 3-time champions of the competition, making it the second school in Ghana to clinch a trophy for keeps.

The college also won the National Robotics Inspired Science Education.

11. Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School

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Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School is a secondary boarding school for boys, in Legon, Accra, Ghana. It was founded in 1938, under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast.

PRESEC – Legon is currently 81 years and from Odumase to Legon, still Ghana’s finest secondary school for boys.

With 36 points at the end of the contest, Presbyterian Boys’ Sec. School won their 6th NSMQ trophy maintaining their rank as the highest winning team in NSMQ history.

12. St. Augustine’s College (Cape Coast)

St. Augustine's College
St. Augustine’s College

St. Augustine’s College is an all-male academic institution in Cape Coast, Ghana. The school started at Amissano, a village near Elmina, in 1930.

The Catholic institution was established to serve as a training college and seminary. The school was named after St. Augustine of Hippo.

13. St Johns Senior High (Sekondi)

St Johns Senior High (Sekondi)
St Johns Senior High (Sekondi)

St. John’s School is an all-boys second-cycle Roman Catholic school located at Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana. It is one of the best senior high schools in Ghana and the best in the region.

14. St. Paul’s Senior High School

St. Paul's Senior High School
St. Paul’s Senior High School

St. Paul’s Senior High School or St. Paul’s Boys College, formerly St. Paul’s Secondary, is a Ghanaian boys’ senior high school located at Viepe Aflao -Denu in the Ketu South Municipal District of the Volta Region.

15. St. Peter’s Boys Senior High School

St. Peter's Boys Senior High School
St. Peter’s Boys Senior High School

St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School, or PERSCO, is a Roman Catholic boys’ senior high school in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The school was established in 1957 by the Divine Word Missionaries.

The school is located in the town of Nkwatia Kwahu on the Kwahu Ridge.

The school was named after St. Peter Claver (1581 – 1654), a Spanish Jesuit Priest who worked most of his life among the poor negro slaves of Colombia.

16. St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School

St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School
St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School

St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School is a Ghanaian public day senior high school for boys in the Osu, district of Accra in the Greater Accra Region. The school is currently located in Cantonments, a suburb of Accra.

17. Osu Presbyterian Boys’ Boarding School (Salem School)

The Salem School, Osu, or the Osu Presbyterian Boys’ Boarding School or simply, Osu Salem, formerly known as the Basel Mission Middle School, is an all boys’ residential middle or junior secondary school located in the suburb of Osu in Accra, Ghana.

The Salem School was the first middle school and the first boarding school to be established in Ghana.

The school was founded under the auspices of the Basel Mission in 1843 and supervised by three pioneering missionaries and schoolmasters, Jamaican, Alexander Worthy Clerk, and Angolan-born Jamaican Catherine Mulgrave together with the German-trained Americo-Liberian George Peter Thompson

18. Tema Technical Institute

Tema Technical Institute
Tema Technical Institute

The Tema Technical Institute was established in 1964 as a Training Centre for the Textile Industry. In 1974 new courses, Tailoring and Photography were introduced and the name changed to the present one.

In 1986 more courses in Engineering were added. Printing, Carpentry, and Joinery courses were also added. Blocklaying and Concreting course also started in 1997. In 2005, Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting) started whilst Motor Vehicle, Mechanics begun in the year 2006. Plumbing was established in 2008 and the latest to be added to courses run is Catering.

19. Mfantsipim Schoool

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Mfantsipim Schoool

Mfantsipim is an all-boys boarding secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana, established by the Methodist Church in 1876 to foster intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth on the then Gold Coast.

20. St. James Seminary Senior High School.

St. James Seminary is a senior high school in Sunyani, the capital of the Bono region of Ghana, founded in 1978 by Most Rev. James Kwadwo Owusu, the late bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sunyani.

21. St. Francis Xavier Junior Seminary

The school was founded in 1963 by the late Cardinal Peter Poreku Dery, then Catholic Bishop of Wa Diocese.

The school is famous for its aptitude and proficiency in the National Science and Maths Quiz held annually in Ghana; in 2006, the school won Ghana’s 49th Independence Presidential Debate.

The school performance also put them at the forefront and atop other Secondary High School established the upper western region. Students that graduate from this school easily gained admission into top tertiary schools in Ghana.

22. Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School

Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School is an all-male second cycle educational institution founded by Very Rev. Fr. Armand Lebel in Navrongo.

23. St. Hubert Seminary SHS

St. Hubert Seminary SHS is popularly known as SAHUSS is located at Santasi, a suburb of the Kumasi Metropolis.

The school prides itself on some modest successes. The most obvious one is that SAHUSS has produced a lot of religious leaders – priests and reverend sisters. At present, five bishops of the Kumasi Province of the Catholic Church are products of the school.

These are the Bishops of Techiman, Sunyani, Goaso, and Obuasi Dioceses and the Archbishop of the Kumasi Archdiocese. Since the school went secular and public, it has as well helped trained and produced a lot of men of integrity in various fields of endeavor.

Source: unitedshowbiz.com.gh

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