Prospective Senior High School students would want to attend the best senior high schools in Ghana and Parents will equally want the best for their wards hence the search of suitable schools normally done ahead of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) each year.
Academic performance at WASSCE, School’s achievement, Infrastructure, and facilities are among the important ranking factors the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) use to rank Senior High Schools in Ghana.
Today, we present to you the senior high schools that have defied all odds to register their names as Category A schools in Central Region.
When it comes to Senior High School education in Ghana, the Central Region also boasts of best schools offering quality education but unfortunately, only 6 out of the numerous senior high schools in the Region are “First Class Schools”.
The arrangement of schools in our publication is in no order. We are just presenting them as they were written.
This article is meant to serve as a guide to students or parents who will look for category ‘a’ schools in the Central Region for their wards.
Here are the category ‘A’ Schools In the Central Region.
Adisadel College, popularly known as “ADISCO”, is an Anglican boys’ boarding school in Cape Coast, Ghana. Key aspects of the school’s administration and curriculum were originally modelled on the English public school system during the colonial era. The present curriculum falls within the Senior High School system in Ghana, with overall oversight by the Ghana Education Service. The word “Adisco” is a portmanteau of “Adisadel” and “College”. The school is named after what used to be a small village on the outskirts of the Cape Coast township – Adisadel Village. In recent times, the village has expanded considerably and gradually merged imperceptibly with the main township.
Motto: Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis (Either the first or with the first)
Year Founded: 1910
Scool Colors: Black and White
Holy Child School, Cape Coast
Holy Child School, also known as Angel’s Hill, is a female second-cycle institution in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. In 2003, the school was ranked among the best 10 schools in Africa, producing the best overall female student in the 2003 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) Holy Child School also produced the best overall student, Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland and the second-best overall student, Audrey Emefa Awuttey for the 2017 West African Senior School Examination, WASSCE.
Year Founded: 1946
Motto: Facta Non Verba
School Colours: Yellow and Brown
Mfantsipim is an all-boys boarding secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana. It was established by the Methodist Church in 1876 to foster intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth on the then Gold Coast. Its founding name was Wesleyan High School and the first headmaster was James Picot, a French scholar, who was only 18 years old on his appointment.
Mfantsipim is nicknamed “The School” by its old boys for the fact that several other schools in Ghana such as Prempeh College were born out of it, as these schools were started with students from Mfantsipim.
Year Founded: 1876
Motto: Dwen Hwɛ Kan
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 Roman Catholic institution was established to serve as a training college and seminary. The school was named after St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 AD). The motto of the college is Omnia Vincit Labor, meaning “Perseverance conquers All”.The school has a total of 11 houses.
Year Founded: 1930
School Colours: Green And White
Wesley Girls’ High School
WGHS, Ghana, is an educational institution for girls in Cape Coast, founded in 1836, and named after the founder of Methodism, John Wesley.
The school was established in 1836 with 25 girls by the wife of a Methodist minister. It started as a primary school with the aim of offering girls training in reading and writing, sewing and house-keeping and spiritual development.
Wesley Girls’ High School was ranked 68th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon the quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumnae, school profile, internet and news visibility.
Year Founded: 1836
Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior High School
Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior High School is an all-girls second cycle institution in Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana which was founded in 1960 by Kwame Nkrumah as Saltpond Girls’ Secondary School.
Year Founded: 1960
Adisadel College, Holy Child, St. Augustine’s College, Mfantsipim School, Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior High School and Wesley Girls’ High School are the category a schools in the Central Region.