Ghanaians only talk about single-sex schools when we talk about Senior High Schools in Ghana but let us take a look at the top category A mixed schools in Ghana.
This contest has given some students the encouragement and boldness to go all the way to do wonderful things for their schools.
Every school, when given the forum, wants to brag their accomplishments and records in the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and also their performance during the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).
Top Mixed Schools In Ghana 2023
Achimota Senior High school
Achimota School is nicknamed Motown.
It is a co-educational boarding school found at Achimota in Accra.
The school was established in 1924 by Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey, and the Rev. Alec Garden Fraser.
It was formally opened in 1927 by Sir Frederick Guggisberg, then Governor of the British Gold Coast colony.
Achimota,sported on the British public school strategy, was the first mixed-gender school to be established on the Gold Coast.
The school has educated many Ghanaian leaders, including Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings, and John Evans Atta Mills all of whom are former Heads of State of Ghana.
Former Prime Minister of Ghana, Kofi Abrefa Busia also taught at Achimota as a student/teacher and then staff.
Also comprised in its list of African heads of state are Zimbabwe’s second president Robert Mugabe and Sir Dawda Jawara, the first head of state of The Gambia.
An alumnus/alumna of Achimota is known as an “Akora”.
Ghana Senior High School
Ghana Senior High School is popularly known as GHANASS, found in Koforidua in the Eastern region.
It was preceded by the establishment of two colleges that ultimately combined into what is currently known as ‘The Beacon of the East’.
In 1943, Fred Addae and Francis Adjei Tetebo established a school with an initial population of 16 boys called Phoenix College in a private temporary building.
By 1950, an increase in student population necessitated the movement of the school into a new location that currently houses the Technical Institute, Koforidua.
The location change brought in its wake a change in the school’s name from Phoenix College to Christ College.
The location of the premises had to change again after some time to respond to the increasing student population.
When Ghana gained independence in 1957, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on a visit to Koforidua requested a name change of the school from Christ College to Ghana Secondary School.
Koforidua Senior High School
The school is located at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
The school slogan is “Mmarima Mma”.
The school was established in the year 1967 by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It was the second secondary technical school after Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) in Takoradi.
The school began as an all-boys school. Girls were later admitted for the first time in 1991, but only made up 5% of the student population in 2001.
To date the population of girls has not improved, therefore many people including student think it should be made a permanent all-boys school.
Mawuli Senior High school
Mawuli School is a co-educational, boarding senior high school located in Ho in the Volta Region.
The school was founded in 1950 by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
It was the first senior high school to be established in the Trans-Volta Togoland . The school has churned out notable Ghanaians who are helping in the development of Ghana.
The school can boast of Selase Agbenyefia, a Ghanaian helicopter pilot, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu, Ghanaian actress, Akua Dansua, Ghanaian journalist and politician, Leila Djansi – Ghanaian filmmaker, Bernice Heloo – MP Hohoe North and former deputy Minister for Environment Science, Technology and Innovations, Jerry Kuma – vice-chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology, Efo Kodjo Mawugbe – Ghanaian and award-winning playwright and former director of the National Theatre of Ghana and Elizabeth Akua Ohene – Ghanaian journalist.
Ghana National College
Ghana National College is a senior high school in Cape Coast in the Central region. It was founded on 20 July 1948, staffed by dismissed teachers from St Augustine’s College and Mfantsipim School.
The college was founded by the first Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah using his own funds, for eight students who had been expelled by the British colonial administration from St Augustine’s College.
The expulsion resulted from a protest march, held in solidarity with Nkrumah, who was then imprisoned.
In the year 2014, the College created a Hall of Fame to honor alumni. The first inductees were Francis Allotey, Samuel Sefa-Dedeh, Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, Anthony Annan-Prah, David Taylor, Lee Tandoh-Ocran, and Kobby A. Koomson.