10 Senior High Schools in Ghana with larger Student Population


As more and more students join senior high schools, the student population in the more popular schools is incrementing at a high rate. Below is a list of the most sizably voluminous senior high schools in Ghana.

10.Aburi Girls’ Senior High School

Aburi Girls’s Secondary School

Aburi Girls’ SHS, formerly kenned as Aburi Girls’ Secondary School, is withal kenned as ABUGISS. This school is a Presbyterian all-girls senior high boarding school located south of Aburi in the Eastern region of Ghana. ABUGISS aims to be the greatest girls’ senior high school in Ghana and Africa, by maintaining high academic, moral and religious standards. Currently, the student population stands at 1800.

9.Opoku Ware School

Opoku Ware School

Opoku Ware School, conventionally referred to as OWASS, is an all-boys senior high school with a population of approximately 1800 students, one of the most immensely colossal senior high schools in Ghana. This institution was established in 1952 and was denominated after the Asante King Opoku Ware 1. Students and alumni are kenned as Akatakiye – the Asante word for surmounting heroes.

8.Adisadel College

Adisadel College

With a student population of just about 2000, Adisadel College is another of the more astronomically immense senior high schools in Ghana. This institution was founded on January 4, 1910, by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (S.P.G.), and surmised its current name in 1936. Adisadel College is located in the city of Cape Coast along the central coast of Ghana and has over the years engendered alumni who have excelled in their vocations and achieved greatness for Ghana.


7.St Augustine’s College

St.Augustine’s College

St. Augustine’s College is an all-male public institution located in Cape Coast, Ghana that gasconades a student population of 2000. This college was founded in 1930 and was the first senior high school to be built on the Gold Coast. St. Augustine’s is the most sizably voluminous Catholic senior high school in Ghana, and aims to offer high-quality edification to its students, as well as equip them for leadership in every aspect of life. Tutors at this institution are committed to providing excellent learning conditions in a vigorous Christian environment.

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6.Accra Academy

Accra Academy

This inculcative institution was founded on 20 July 1931 as a private school, and later became a regime-availed school in 1950. Accra Academy is a non-denominational day and boarding boys secondary school located in Bubuashie, proximate to Kaneshie in the More preponderant Accra Region. The student population currently stands at just above 2000.

Currently, this academy is one of the few schools in Ghana that has 60% transition to tertiary institutions. Graduates of this academy are products of the dedication, discipline, devotion, and perseverance that form the substratum of this institution.

5.Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior School

Aggrey Memorial School

Aggrey Memorial Senior School, with a student population of just about 2500, is one of the most astronomically immense senior high schools in Ghana. It was founded by the tardy Rev. Dr. A.W.E. Appiah in 1940 and commenced off with only six students. The school transmuted locations more than six times afore it conclusively settled at Brafoyaw. Aggrey Memorial fixates on rigorously preparing its students to excel in the WASSCE yearly.

4.Prempeh College

Prempeh College was founded with the intention of filling the void in secondary edification in the Ashanti region, and the Northern sector of Ghana. It commenced as a partnership between the Presbyterian and Methodist churches at the Gold Coast, the Kumasi Traditional Council and the Colonial Center regime. The 2500 students of Prempeh College receive a unique scholastic experience that enables them to excel academically and occupy positions of responsibility in the outside world.

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3.Ghana National College

Ghana National College

Located in Cape Coast, Ghana, Ghana National College is a collaborative edifying community that fixates on fostering academic achievement in a nurturing environment. This institution was founded by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1948, and currently has a population of 2800 students. Ghana National College welcomes students from different ethnic, socio-economic and religious backgrounds and is committed to the parity of all persons afore God.

2.Achimota Senior High School

Students of Achimota Senior High School in a picture

Achimota, fondly kenned as Motown, is a co-inculcative senior high boarding school located at Achimota in Accra, Ghana. It was founded in 1924 by Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, the Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser, and Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey. This institution, with a student population of 3000, was antecedently kenned as Prince of Wales College and School, Achimota.

1.Presbyterian Boys’ Senior School

Presec Legon at night

This school, popularly referred to as PRESEC, is an all-boys school that was commenced by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. It was founded in 1938 and peregrinate to its present location – Legon – in 1965. PRESEC currently has a population of 3000 and is a force to reckon with in academics and sports.

The list above betokening the most sizably voluminous senior high schools in Ghana betokens that enrolment in secondary edification is on the elevate! As such, Ghana can now look forward to having a more edified and adept workforce!