The majority of students in the Central Region of Ghana attend public boarding schools. At the senior level, the institutions are highly competitive, with all of them trying to attain the minimum admission requirements for the university. Some of the best Senior High Schools in Central Region regularly win national awards.
Your child can only join the best universities, either in Ghana or abroad, after passing SHS exams. The best Senior High Schools in Central Region give your child an opportunity to perform well in the exams. These institutions have the best resources for learning and focus their teaching on specific subject matters. However, determining the best SHS in this region can be challenging.
The 10 best Senior High Schools in Central Region of Ghana While there are many great schools in Ghana, the choice is not endless. Here’s a list of the best Senior High Schools in Central Region based on their past performance and availability of facilities.
1. Adisadel College
Adisadel College is one of the most popular schools in Ghana. It is one of the oldest senior high schools in Ghana established in 1910.
Adisco in 1936
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— adisadel (@adisco_2009) December 30, 2020
Within the realm of Central Region SHS in Ghana, Adisadel is a top institution to take your child to learn. Many people consider it a cradle of premium education in the country. The school has many facilities that make it easy for students to learn, including laboratories, lecture theatres, sports stadium, library, and gymnasium.
Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School is a public, coeducational high school located in Cape Coast, Ghana. It is one of the premium educational institutions in the region that places high priority in the Arts and Sciences.
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Students can also learn other programmes, including Agricultural Science, Business, Vocational (Home Economics and Visual Arts), and General (Arts and Science). Academically, the mixed coeducational facility has been producing university-bound students since its establishment.
3. Apam Senior High School
Apam Senior High School is a mixed public school in Gomoa West District founded in 1953. Students learn four programmes after enrolling, including General Arts, Science, Business, Visual Arts, and Home Economics.
This year’s NMSQ has seen Apam Senior High School and many others qualifying from the Western/Central zone.Students are giving off their very best while getting refreshed with Danomilk.The heat is on in the Eastern region now.Who do you think will be winning? #Danomilk #NSMQ2020 pic.twitter.com/J0Y6ksY1ff
— Arla Dano Milk (@DanoMilk_GH) February 18, 2020
Over the years, the school has been competing with other senior schools in the region and nationally in the National Science & Maths Quiz. Students also participate in the Robotics Inspired Science Education as a way of advancing their knowledge in different fields of science and technology.
Ghana National College is a publicly funded high school established in 1948. It is also a collaborative educational community that prioritizes fostering academic achievement in a nurturing environment.
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— Ghana national college (@GNC_NASHNAL) October 8, 2020
The school instils the essential value of excellent education to students and prepares them to live and work in a competitive world.
5. Holy Child High School, Ghana
Holy Child School is an all-girls public boarding school located in the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly. It is a top SHS in Central Region of Ghana in educating and producing the best overall students in the country’s national examinations.
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— Holy Child School (@holychildsch) June 17, 2017
Part of the reason it excels in academics is that it prides itself in providing a holistic education for females. Apart from furnishing academic courses, it also has vocational courses that provide students with job-focused training for specific careers or roles. That allows them to get practical hands-on training and learning tangible skills.
Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School is an all-girls public secondary school founded in 1960. The school provides education to students that help to shape their character to become good citizens.
It also equips them with the requisite knowledge that prepares them to contribute to the economic growth and development of the country.
7. Mfantsipim School
Mfantsipim School is an all-boys public boarding school located in the Cape Coast district. It is one of the oldest schools in Central Region, having been established by the Methodist Church in 1876.
— Mfantsipim School (@MfantsipimSch) December 18, 2014
The institution aims to foster the moral, intellectual, and spiritual growth of all students. Unlike many senior high schools in the Central Region, Mfantsipim has contributed immensely to the development of professionalism and public services in Ghana.
The first Ghanaians to qualify in the fields of law, medicine, and engineering came from the institution. Even today, it is among the best schools in Central Region in both academic and sports excellence.
8. St. Augustine’s College
St. Augustine’s College is an all-boys academic institution founded in 1930. Initially, the school served as a training college and seminar for the Roman Catholic Church.
In Central Region, St. Augustine is among the best performing schools in WAEC exams. The learning facility has also been winning many competitions over the years, including the National Science and Mathematics Quiz. It has also represented Ghana in the West African Science and Mathematics Quizzes. In 2019, it won the finals of the Ghana National Science and Maths Quiz. Enrolling a student at the institution almost guarantees a pass to university.
Double-Track System Can Be Mentained In Some Senior High Schools – GES
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Amankwah says government must reconsider a continuation of the double-track system in some Senior High Schools (SHS).
This follows the suspension of the double-track system employed across the country after the reopening of schools for the 2020/21 academic year.
The green and gold double-track system was introduced by government to enable various senior high schools to take in more students due to infrastructural deficit in the various schools.
But announcing the reopening of schools in the country in an address to the nation, President Akufo-Addo explained that his government has been able to embark on infrastructural development in the various senior high schools (SHS), hence the decision to halt the exercise.
However, speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen after the release of the 2020/2021 SHS placement, Prof Amankwah said there must be a reintroduction in at least the country’s 50 top schools.
He stressed some of these schools are still over-subscribed which means a team of these students would be out of school for the academic year in view.
Prof Amankwah mentioned Wesley Girls, Achimota, Aggrey Memorial, Prempeh College, and St Roses among others, adding that most of these schools still have a lot of outstanding qualified students.
“I sometimes wonder if we cannot relook at our double-track system though we have been able to expand certain facilities.
“We could have divided the numbers we are getting this year if that was still in place. So if we can agree to continue in at least our top 50 schools, it would have increased enrollment for our own good,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service has published the 2020 Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVETS).
In a statement issued by the Service, out of the total number of 533,693 registered candidates, 494,530 candidates qualified to be placed.
Whilst 343, 264 of the candidates were automatically placed in one of their choice of school, 151,266 qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.
The Service has therefore instructed such students “to do self-placement to select from available schools.”
For the 151,266 qualified candidates who could not be matched with any of their selected schools, GHS noted that they will be redirected to the Self-Placement Portal where they will be asked to answer some questions.
“Management of Ghana Education Services wishes to assure all students, especially, those who could not be matched with their choices during the automatic placement, parents and the general public that all schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal for students to select from during self-placement without hitches,” the statement added.
Photo: JHS 3 Student Pays Macho Men To Beat Up A ‘Stubborn’ Teacher
A JHS 3 student of Kroma 2 JHS at Nungua, a suburb of Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, together with his gang has attacked a teacher for punishing him over his failure to do his homework.
Starr News reports that after he was disciplined, the pupil fled home, picked up a gang in a Sprinter Bus and stormed the school, leaving the teacher with a facial injury.
The teacher was saved by his fellow teachers and was sent to LEKMA Hospital to collect and release his wounds later on.
After the attack, the mother of the student also besieged the school and rained insults on the teacher identified as Mr. Moses Onyameasem who was already in hospital receiving treatment for his wounds.
The development has led to the closure of the school and some other schools in the area until further notice.
I Will Change The Lives Of Teachers For The Better Because I Know Their Cry-Minister Of Education Designate Speaks
The Minister-designate, who was a former Deputy Minister of Education in the first term of the government led by Akufo Addo, vowed to provide quality leadership when given the opportunity to achieve the reform agenda of the government in the education sector.
I’m a ‘chief teacher,’ and when I become minister, you’ll see me teaching in the classroom with my marker,” Dr. Adutwum assured.”
He vowed to provide the resources needed for talented yet needy students from impoverished communities to pursue their dream courses at universities. For that, he made reference a month ago to paying fees for 30 students to join university.
Again, he indicated that he would do everything in his power to make teachers satisfied with the job as they make up the most important part of the education of the country.
After his vetting, many people say that even from presidents they have heard plenty of promises and nothing really has been accomplished with all their promises, and so they are fed up with the fact that politicians have to lair to them with vain promises that are never accomplished.
However, those citizens’ arguments may be valid in some way, but I think we had him in office for 4 years as the then Deputy Education
Minister for the 2016-2020 governance cycle under his Excellency President Akufo Addo’s first-term administration.
Now, drawing on what was seen some years ago as the Deputy Minister of Education under his administration, we assume he will actually enforce, if not all, some of his commitments that will affect the growth of teachers and students.
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