History: St.Peter’s Senior High School (PERSCO)

St. Peter’s Senior High School

St. Peter’s Senior High School, located at Nkwatia – Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana was founded in February 1957 for the education of boys by the Divine Word Missionaries, a Catholic Religious Organization of Priests and Brothers. The school was named after St. Peter Claver (1581 – 1654), a Spanish Jesuit Priest who worked most of his life among the poor negro slaves of Colombia.

Date Established :   1957
 Motto:   Dignitati Hominum
 Slogan:   Perscoba
 Nickname:   Persco
 Anthem:   Youth of St. Peters 
 Location:  Nkwatia – Kwahu

School Anthem

Youth of St. Peter’s
Our standard is raised
From East, North, West and South
True dignity of our human race
The school’s maxim the school’s motto must resound

Dignitati Hominum (2x)
True, to dignity
Of man, in all the world

Clad all of us
God with armour of truth
Gird us with love for our neighbouring men
Still us with virtue that governs our path
Cloth our hands with the honour of men

The initiative came from an Accra based citizen of Nkwatia called Opanyin Onwona Farkye who led a delegation to the local priest at Kwahu Tafo (Rev. Fr. Cletus Hodapp, SVD) to propose the idea of the church establishing a school at Nkwatia. Rev. Fr. Hodapp in turn discussed the proposal with the Rt. Rev. Joseph O. Bowers, the Bishop of Accra.

Therefore on 7th January 1957, Bishop Bowers met with the Nkwatiahene and his elders and both agreed to start St. Peter’s Senior High School. The Chief and his people donated a large tract of land and also agreed to offer communal labour for the building of the school.

St. Peter’s began its life of character and academic training on 5th February 1957 with 36 founding students and 2 teachers in private premises of the late Opanyin Onwona Farkye. The courses offered were the Arts and Sciences. Rev. Fr. Clement Hotze, SVD of blessed memory, an American, who was the first Headmaster of the school, taught the Arts subjects while Mr. Agyare taught the Sciences subjects.

The first lay (non-priest or religious) Headmaster was Mr. Herbert Agbezuge. In September 1960, St. Peter’s was officially approved by the Ministry of Education. From this humble beginning, St. Peter’s Senior High School had developed and acquired an enviable reputation in the country as a First Class institution in the country.

The present Headmaster who is also the third layperson to head the school is Mr. Mathias Kudiabor. Because of the large size of the school, he is being assisted by two Assistant Headmasters namely, Rev. Fr. Daniel K. Lenwah, SVD, and Mr. Hipolyte Adekemah as Assistant Headmasters Administration and Academic respectively. The current teaching staff is 76 comprising 11 females and 65 males. The non-teaching staff is 60.

Enter Your School👇

Video: St. Peter’s SHS (Persco) Trolls Adisadel College after End of Round 2 Scores

St. Peter’s SHS is mocking Adisadel College for failing at impress in the grand final of this year’s National Science Read more

Adisadel College makes a milestone in NSMQ History; defeats three-time NSMQ Champion

Adisadel College has made another milestone in NSMQ history by brutally defeating a three-time NSMQ champion OLA SHS, Ho made Read more

St.Peter’s SHS wins 2020 Business and Economics Quiz Competition

The St. Peter’s Senior High School emerged the winner for the third edition of the annual Business and Economics Quiz Read more

NSMQ2020: St.Peters SHS (PERSCO) wins E/R Championship, beats POJOSS and others

Nkwatia-based St Peter’s Senior High School on Saturday beat fellow Catholics Pope John Senior High and Minor Seminary, Presbyterian SHS-Osino Read more

Some Of The Strongest High School Alliances That Ever Existed

No one can relegate to the background the fact that life in high school was one of the best times Read more

High Schools Notable For Producing Bad Boys

Check these senior High Schools out…. 1. St. Augustine’s College ALSO READ : Here Are The Senior  High Schools with Read more

Top Ten Private High Schools In Ghana With The Most Gorgeous Students

You’ve seen the list for Government senior high schools. Now, here’s the list for ten private high schools in Ghana Read more

Here Are The Senior High Schools in Ghana with Most ‘Sharks’

Many will agree with me on the fact that high school students are all putting up their best in terms Read more

Here Are Some Notable Personalities From Top High Schools In Ghana

1.H.E John Agyekum Kuffuor ( Prempeh College) 2. H.E Jerry John Rawlings (Achimota School) 3. The late Kofi Annan (Mfantsipim Read more

Here Are Some “Funny” Things You’re Likely To Encounter In An Inter Schools Sports Events

Inter schools sports competitions were one of the most prestigious events that every SHS students couldn’t wait for. It was Read more


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.