Housing status: Day and boarding
Telephone: 024 494 9102
District: Tamale Metropolitan
Year of Establishment; 1960
To be an institution of academic and moral excellence
in the Region.
To provide formal education to qualified school
leavers, admit BECE leavers and ensure they acquire
the requisite qualifications for further training in
tertiary institution to be productive by promoting
socio-economic development by assisting to reduce
Ghana College was the initial name of Ghanasco. The Ghanaian government, led by Kwame Nkrumah, founded the school in 1960 as one of the Ghana Education Trust Schools. It has over 2,800 students enrolled. After Tamale Senior High School (Tamasco), it is the second-biggest school in the north. Kenneth Luther Purser, a Jamaican, was the school’s first headmaster. The first senior prefect was Master Abu Kassim Tahidu of Kwame Danso in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana.
ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
The school has produced a number of prominent men some of whom are now serving in various capacities both within and outside the country.
Some of these include H. E. Mr. John Mahama (1976) – the current Vice President of Ghana, Mr. Alhassan Andani (1978) – M.D. Stanbic Bank (Ghana), Hon. Moses Asaga (1976) – M.P. Talensi / Nabdam U/E, Dr. Habib Mahama (1987) – Lecturer, Australia, Mr. Kwame Ayew – Former Football Player (Black Star), Ms. Felicia Tampuri (1975) –Branch Manageress, Stan Chat, Takoradi, to name but a few.
Launching of Rocket
One outstanding history made by Ghana Senior High School, then Ghana College, was the rocket that was launched forty (40) years ago by Mr. Lalaji, an India Mathematician, and his Science Students. Mr. Lalaji, who was the brainchild behind the making of the rocket, together with his students, made the first launching on the 22nd of June,1970 between 8:00 am and 10:00 am in honor of Mr. William Ofori-Atta, the then Minister of Education.
For the purpose of Television (T. V.) coverage, the rocket was launched for the second time on the 28th of June 1970. On the 29th of June, 1970 by 4:00 a.m., the Minister of Education, the Regional Chief Executive, the Regional Education Officer, and many invited guests were in the school to witness the launching of the rocket for the third time. It is interesting to note that the rocket landed on the same spot any time it was launched. All these launches were done by simply pressing a button. On 1st July 1970, the launching of the rocket was shown on the national T. V. as part of the evening news at 7: 00 pm. The portrayal of the rocket had become the symbol on the school’s crest as shown on page 26.
(ii) Location of Ghana Senior High School
Ghana Senior High, Tamale is located at the eastern corridor of Tamale Metropolis, off the Yendi-Salaga road. It is about 300 metres away from Tamale Teaching Hospital. It is boarded to the north by the Kukuo Community on whose land the school is situated and to the south by the Dabokpaa Community. The school is also flanked by Vitting Senior High School, Tamale and Presbyterian Senior High School, Tamale, to the east and west, respectively.
STATUS: The available accommodations are: Boarding and Day
HEADMASTERS OF GHANA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (FROM 1960 TO DATE)
|1960 – 1964||Mr. Kenneth L. Purser|
|1964 – 1967||Mr. B. O. Ayittey|
|1967 – 1969||Mr. A. F. Clayton|
|SEPT.1969 – 1970||Mr. W. A. Ofori|
|1970 – 1973||Mr. Adu|
|1973 – 1981||Alhaji B. A. Fuseini|
|1981 – 1982||Mr. Mahama Adam (Ag)|
|1982 – 1983||Mr. S. M. Amankwa|
|1983 – 1986||Mr. Mahama Adam (Ag)|
|1986 – 1988||Mr. L. M. Awuni (Ag)|
|1988 – 1990||Mr. E. K. Kudiabor|
|1990 – 1991||Mr. A. A. Daramanu|
|1991 – 1998||Mr. Bolina Saaka|
|1998 – 2001||Alhaji Amadu Belko|
|FEB. 2001 – OCT. 2001||Mrs. Mary Asobayire Dan – Braimah (Ag)|
|OCT.2001 – 2004||Alhaji Mahamadu Saani Abdul- Rahman|
|2004 – 2005||Mr. J. B. Dakorah|
|2005 – 2008||Alhaji T. A. Mahama|
|2008 – DATE||Mrs. Mary Asobayire Dan – Braimah|
- No. of Students (SHS 1): 1245
- No. of Students (SHS 2): 1256
- No. of Students (SHS 3): 802
- 38 Classrooms
- 3 Science Labs
- Library, Home
- Economics Lab.