Gender - Mixed
Housing status - Day and Boarding
Year of Establishment - 1952

About Opoku Ware Senior High School

Opoku Ware Senior High School, originally called the Yaa Asantewaa College, was established by the Gold Coast Government at the request of the Catholic Church in Ashanti Region to cater for boys’ education, as an alternative to travelling to St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast. In February 1952, Rev. Fr. Peter Burgess, conducted interviews and admitted 60 boys into the school at Santasi. He devised a system of identification in numbers that is still in use, with the first batch being numbered K1 to K60. Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II changed the name to Opoku Ware, believing it is an anomaly for a boys’ school to bear a female name.


To strive to be a centre for achieving an integral formation, that has for its objective the total development of the human person.


The School aims at delivering top quality and holistic education based on academic excellence and sound moral principles of the total development of its students.


  • General Science
  • General Arts
  • Business
  • Visual Arts


  • No. of Students (SHS 1): 1182
  • No. of Students (SHS 2): 1818
  • No. of Students (SHS 3): 1016


  • 60 Classrooms
  • 6 Science Labs
  • Library
  • Computer Labs.


  • National Champions Basketball - 2016.
  • Regional Table Tennis champions – 2016.
  • National Table Tennis champions – 2016.
  • Best Performing School in WASSCE Mathematics – 2015, 2017.
  • Best Basketball Team - 2015, 2016.
  • National WASSCE Examination Results – Always a member of the top ten schools in the country.

Ghana Education Service (GES)
Ministry of Education, Ghana


Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana


Opoku Ware Senior High School

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