Ghana has been blessed with an abundance of high flying second cycle institutions. Most of these institutions have a unique strength in at least one field of endeavour, be it curricular or extra-curricular.
GhanaCelebrities.Com brings you the Top 9 Male Senior High Schools in the country, according to NSMQ winnings to date.
It is an undeniable fact the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) is an academic competition that has a lot of prestige as far as the Ghanaian educational context is concerned.
The following list is therefore purely based on fact and not by imagination.
PRESEC LEGON (5 TIMES NSMQ WINNERS)
The school was formally opened under the auspices of The Presbyterian Church of Ghana on 1st February 1938 with 10 students and 3 teachers in the presence of Moderator Rev. C. E. Martinson, with Rev. D. E. Akwa the Synod Clerk officiating. Later 6 more students and a teacher joined them.
PRESEC was located in Odumase – Krobo till 1st of September, 1968 when it was rehoused at its new permanent location at Legon – Mile 9, north-east of the University of Ghana. At the new campus, it continued as a boys’ boarding secondary school until the mid-1970s when the sixth form was upgraded to the National Science College. Female students were admitted into the sixth form in small numbers from September 1975. They continued to be part of the student body until June 1996 when the last batch left.
Presently, the school boasts of a population of 3,870 boys, with 70 classrooms, 178 teachers, 75 non-teaching staff and 20 national service personnel.
Notable alumni include Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye (Speaker of Parliament), Prof. Kwesi Botchway (Ghana’s longest serving finance minister), and Renowned journalist, Bernard Avle.
PREMPEH COLLEGE (4 TIMES NSMQ WINNERS)
The school was founded in 1949 by the Asanteman traditional authority, the British Colonial Government, the Methodist Church Ghana and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. The School was named after the King of Ashanti, (Asantehene) Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II. The school was modelled on Eton College in England.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Agyemang Prempeh II, took a personal interest in the establishment of the school and donated the land for the development of the college. Due to this royal connection, the colours of the Ashanti national flag green and yellow (gold) were adopted as the school’s official colours.
Prempeh College was the first school to win the National Science and Maths Quiz in 1994 and 1996.
Notable alumni include President John Agyekum Kuffuor, Osagyefo Kuntunkununku II (Late Okyenhene), Nana Osei Bonsu II (Mamponghene), Dr Kwabena Duffuor, and Yussif Chibsah.
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ST. PETERS, NKWATIA (3 TIMES NSMQ WINNERS)