Ghana’s Ashanti Region contains a total of six public Category A schools, which are located throughout the region.
A complete list of all Category A schools in Ghana’s Ashanti Region is provided below.
Opoku Ware Senior High School
Opoku Ware Senior High School is located in Opoku, Ghana.
Opoku Ware Senior High School, formerly known as Yaa Asantewaa College, was established by the Gold Coast Government in response to a request from the Catholic Church in the Ashanti Region to provide an alternative to traveling to St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast for the education of young men.
The Rev. Fr. Peter Burgess conducted interviews with prospective students in February 1952 and admitted 60 boys to the school.
The name of the school was changed to Opoku Ware by Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, who believed it was unusual for a male-only institution to have a feminine name.
The School’s mission is to provide children with a high-quality, comprehensive education that is founded on academic excellence and sound moral ideals in order for them to achieve their full potential.
Courses offered at the school.
- Crafts and arts
- GENERAL SCI
- Visual Arts
- The National Basketball Champions for the year 2016.
- The school with the best performance in WASSCE Mathematics in 2015 and 2017 was named the best performing school.
- Most Valuable Basketball Team in 2015 and 2016.
- National WASSCE Examination Results: – The school has consistently ranked in the top ten in the country.
- Champions of the regional table tennis tournaments in 2016.
- Champions of the 2016 National Table Tennis Championships
Yaa Asantewaa Senior Girls High School
It was built in 1961 as part of the rapid educational development programme pioneered by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President after independence, and is now known as Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School (YAGSHS). The institution was first officially opened in 1960 to seventy students.
The school was named after Yaa Asantewaa, a great historical revolutionary heroine and Queen-mother of Ejisu, in Ghana’s Ashanti Region, who was a great historical revolutionary heroine and Queen-mother. In the year 1900, this little, slender lady bravely led the Ashanti Kings in a struggle against the British colonialists in the country of Ghana.
For more than half a century, the school has produced thousands of well-educated and well-formed women who have gone on to hold positions of responsibility in government, administration, and commercial organizations.
T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School
In the Ashanti Region of Ghana, the Potsin T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School is located at Gomoa Potsin, near Winneba, and serves students from grades 7 through 12. Founded in 1972 by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission of Ghana under the Nusrat Jahan (Service to Humanity) Scheme, the school has served the community ever since. In 1984, however, it was designated as a government-assisted school.
Notable Alumni of the T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School and their Achievements
- Abdul Wahab Adam, the national president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana.
- Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police of the United Arab Emirates.
- Georgina Opoku Amankwah is a lawyer and former Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. She has a master’s degree in law.
- Habiba Atta Forson is a football administrator who is also the founder of Fabulous Ladies FC and a member of the GFA executive committee.
- Gyakie is a performer in the music industry.
- Augustine Collins Ntim – a member of Parliament in the Ghanaian Parliament (for the Offinso North Parliament Constituency)
- Atsu Nyamadi is a Ghanaian athlete who competes in track and field.
- Sandra Owusu-Ansah is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for the Ghana women’s national soccer team.
- Strongman (Ghanaian Rapper) is a hip-hop artist who resides in Ghana.
- Joshua Owusu, gold medalist at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom.
- Mariama Owusu is an active justice of the Ghanaian Supreme Court (from 2019 to present).
- Blakk Rasta (born Abubakar Ahmed) is a reggae musician and radio host who was born in Kingston, Jamaica.
Prempeh Senior High School
A public secondary boarding school for boys located in Kumasi, the capital city of Ghana’s Ashanti Region, Prempeh College is a public secondary school for males.
A collaboration between the Asanteman traditional authorities, the British Colonial Government, the Methodist Church Ghana, and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana led to the establishment of the school in 1949.
The school is named after the King of Ashanti, Sir Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II because he gave the land on which it was built. It was built in the style of Eton College in England, which was the inspiration for the school.
The school ranked first in matriculation at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2004 with 441 students admitted, and second in 2012 with 296 students from the college admitted.
It is widely regarded as one of the best secondary schools in Ghana, with 441 students admitted in 2004 and 296 students admitted in 2012.
Between 2013 and 2021, the school set a new record by winning the National Robotics Championships a record five times. Prempeh College was awarded the Toyota Innovation Award at the International Robofest World Championships, which took place in Michigan, United States, in 2016.
Kumasi High School
Kumasi High School, often known as KUHIS, is a senior high school for males in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It is located in Kumasi. S. K. Amoah was the driving force behind its creation in 1962. The students are referred to as “Mmerantee,” which means “gentlemen.
St. Louis High School Kumasi
As a Ghanaian educational school for females, St. Louis Senior High School is located in the Oduom suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of the country, established in 1952 by the St. Louis Sisters.
Notable St Louis High School Kumasi Alumni
- Elizabeth Adjei
- Margaret Amoakohene
- Anne Amuzu, an entrepreneur
- Patricia Appiagyei
- Dzifa Gomashie, politician, actor, producer
- Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa, scholar
- Yvonne Nduom
- Afia Schwarzenegger