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 a category ‘A’ school in the Upper East Region.
When it comes to Senior High School education in Ghana, the Upper East Region also boasts of the best schools offering quality education but unfortunately, only 4 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 Upper East Region for their wards.
Here are the category ‘A’ Schools In the Upper East Region.
Bolga Girls’ Senior High School
Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School is an all female second cycle institution in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana, established in 1956 as a girls’ middle boarding school and converted to a women’s teaching college in 1965 and to a girls’ senior high school in 1973.
Navrongo Senior High School is a school in Navrongo which was established in September 1960 by Ghana’s first president Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It was named President’s College. The president indicated his dream that this school will become a great centre of learning in the north and that he will watch its progress with keen interest.
Later, it was simply called Navrongo School (NAVASCO). Its mascot is the horn, an important northern Ghanaian symbol of royalty, bravery, and leadership. The school’s motto is “LUX BOREALIS” in Latin. It means “The Light of the North”. Old students are known as NABIA, a local word meaning Citizen.
Notre Dame Sem/Senior High School
Notre Dame Minor Seminary Senior High School is all male second cycle educational institution located in Navrongo of the Kasena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The School was established by the Catholic Church through the arduous work of its missionaries led by Rev Father Lebel on 8 July 1960. The School had an initial enrollment of 31 students and was mainly managed by the Catholic Church until 1990 where the Ghana Government took over.
The current Rector of the School is Rev. Father Francis Kodelogo, a catholic priest. The School had an initial enrollment of 31 students. The school was mainly managed by the catholic Church till 1990 and was taken over by the Ghana Government in 1996. Records show that the school is one of the best schools in Ghana: it student’s performance in the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) has been excellent and extraordinary.
Bolgatanga Senior High School
Bolgatanga Senior High School is a co-educational institution located in Winkongo, a community in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The school was established in 1970 with 75 students. The number of staff then was eleven in total: three professional teachers and eight supporting staff. The school offers the following courses: Agriculture, Business, Home Economics, General Science and General Art.