Category A Schools In Ghana

What is a Category A School?

The best senior high schools in Ghana are some of the Category A schools. They have the best facilities for learning and teaching and are widely and evenly dispersed around the country. An article on the Greater Accra Region’s Category B schools was just published on

Admission Requirement For Category A Schools

For Ghana’s Category A Schools, the following are normally necessary for admission:

  • Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Results: Candidates must typically have completed the BECE with passing grades. A nationwide test called the BECE is given in Ghana at the conclusion of Junior High School (JHS).
  • Selection of Schools: Usually, when registering for BECE, students choose their favorite SHS. They might be assigned to one of their preferred schools, depending on their performance and the openings.
  • Aggregate Score: Based on how well they succeed in the BECE subjects, students are given an overall score. Placement in SHS is frequently determined using this overall score. The precise aggregate needed can change from one school to the next.
  • Placement: Admission is often granted to students who achieve the required aggregate score cutoff for a particular school. The Ghana Education Service (GES) oversees this procedure using the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
  • School-Specific Requirements: Certain schools could have particular standards or prerequisites for admittance. They could feature accomplishments in particular subjects, particular cutoff aggregates, or other elements.
  • Residential Status: Students who live in their catchment areas are given precedence at some schools. This might have an impact on how students from outside those regions are admitted.
  • Application Process: There may be an additional application process after the BECE, depending on the school and the admissions policy in force. This can entail supplying more paperwork, completing forms, and sometimes attending an interview.

List Of The Category A Schools In Ghana

List of Category A Schools in Ahafo Region

Nkoranza Tech InstituteNkoranzaMixedDay/Boarding
Serwaa Kesse Girls Senior HighDuayaw NkwataGirlsDay/Boarding
OLA Girls Senior High, KenyasiKenyasiGirlsDay/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Ashanti Region

Tech InstituteNkoranzaMixedDay/Boarding
Kumasi Senior HighKumasiMixedDay/Boarding
Opoku Ware Senior HighMankessim, KumasiBoysDay/Boarding
Prempeh CollegeWestern By-Pass, KumasiBoysDay/Boarding
St. Louis Senior HighKumasiGirlsDay/Boarding
T. I. Ahmadiyya Senior HighStaduim, KumasiMixedDay/Boarding
Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior HighKumasiGirlsDay/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Bono Region

St. James Seminary and Senior HighAbesimBoysDay/Boarding
Our Lady of Providence Senior HighKwasi BuokromGirlsDay/Boarding
Notre Dame Girls Senior HighSunyaniGirlsDay/Boarding
St. Ann’s Girls Senior HighSampaGirlsDay/Boarding
Sunyani Senior HighSunyaniMixedDay/Boarding
Berekum Presby Senior HighBerekumMixedDay/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Central Region

Schools LocationGenderResidence
St. Augustine’s CollegeCape CoastBoysDay/Boarding
Wesley Girls Senior HighCape CoastGirlsDay/Boarding
Holy Child SchoolCape CoastGirlsDay/Boarding
Mfantsiman Girls Senior HighSaltponeGirlsDay/Boarding
Mfantsipim SchoolCape CoastBoysDay/Boarding
Adisadel CollegeCape CoastBoysDay/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Eastern Region

Aburi Girls Senior HighAburiGirlsDay/Boarding
Ofori Panin Senior HighKukurantumiMixedDay/Boarding
Okuapeman Senior HighAkropongMixedDay/Boarding
Ghana Senior High, KoforiduaKoforiduaMixedDay/Boarding
Koforidua Senior High TechnicalKoforiduaMixedDay/Boarding
Koforidua Technical InstituteKoforiduaMixedDay/Boarding
Krobo Girls Senior HighOdumaseGirlsDay/Boarding
St. Paul’s Technical InstituteKukurantumiMixedDay/Boarding
St. Peter’s Senior HighNkwatiaBoysDay/Boarding
St. Rose’s Senior HighAkwatiaGirlsDay/Boarding
Akwatia Technical InstituteAkwatiaMixedDay/Boarding
Pope John Senior High and Minor SeminaryKoforiduaBoysDay/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Greater Accra Region

Accra AcademyKaneshieBoysDay/Boarding
Accra Girls Senior HighMamobiGirlsDay/Boarding
Achimota Senior HighAchimotaMixedDay/Boarding
Accra Technical Training CentreKokomlemle – CircleGirlsDay/Boarding
Presby Boys Senior HighLegonBoysDay/Boarding
St. Mary’s Senior HighKorle GonnoGirlsDay/Boarding
St. Thomas Aquinas Senior HighCantomentsBoysDay/Boarding
Tema Senior HighTema Community 5MixedDay/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Northern Region

St. Charles Senior HighTamaleBoysBoys/Boarding
Tamale Girls Senior HighTamaleGirlsBoys/Boarding
Tamale Senior HighTamaleMixedBoys/Boarding
Ghana Senior HighTamaleMixedBoys/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Volta Region

Mawuli SchoolHoMixedDay/Boarding
OLA Girls Senior HighHoGirlsDay/Boarding
Keta Senior High TechnicalKetaMixedDay/Boarding
Bishop Herman CollegeKpandoBoysDay/Boarding

List of Category A Schools in Western Region

Archbishop Porter Girls Senior HighSekondiGirlsDay/Boarding
St. John’s Senior HighSekondiBoysDay/Boarding
Sekondi CollegeSekondiMixedDay/Boarding
Takoradi Technical InstituteTakoradiMixedDay/Boarding
Kikam Technical InstituteKikamMixedDay/Boarding
Fijai Senior HighSekondiMixedDay/Boarding
Ghana Senior High TechnicalTakoradiBoysDay/Boarding

Frequently Asked Questions About Category A Schools In Ghana

What makes a school a Category A?

Public technical/ vocational institutions fall under Category E, while private Senior High Schools and technical/ vocational institutions fall under Categories F and G, respectively. Category A schools in Ghana boast excellent academic performances, sufficient learning facilities, and a higher student population.

Which are the SHS in Category A?

Category A or First Class Senior High Schools

Tamale Girls Senior High read moreGirlsTamale
Tamale Senior High read moreMixedTamale
Tema Senior High read moreMixedTema Community 5
Tema Technical InstituteMixedTema in GREATER ACCRA Region

What are the Category A schools in the western region?


  • Accra Academy. The Accra Academy was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana. …
  • Accra Girls’ Senior High School. …
  • Achimota School. …
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  • Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC) …
  • Tema Senior High School.

Which technical schools are in Category A?

Category A technical schools in Ghana in 2023

InstitutionLocation/ RegionGender
Koforidua Technical InstituteEasternMixed
Kpando Technical InstituteVoltaMixed
Kumasi Technical InstituteAshantiMixed
Nkoranza Technical InstituteBono EastMixed

Is Aburi Girls Category A school?

Category A or First Class Senior High Schools

Aburi Girls Senior High read moreGirlsAburi
Accra Academy read moreBoysKaneshie
Accra Girls Senior High read moreGirlsMamobi
Accra Technical Training Centre read moreMixedKokomlemle – Circle

How many Category A schools do we have in Ghana?

According to the Education Minister, Ghana has 1,200 senior high schools. Only 54 of these institutions are category ‘A’ schools. Wednesday morning, he made this statement during an interview with Kwame Appiah Kubi on Kessben Maakye on Kessben TV. Krobo Senior High School for Girls.

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