Simple, academics! it is very easy to know the top schools in Ghana, thanks to their academic record and the dignitary alumnus they’ve produced.
The National Science & Maths Quiz is the most reputable quiz in Ghana that quizzes highly learned senior high school students from all senior high schools in Ghana.
Based on winnings of the quiz, these are the top 10 senior high schools in Ghana. These schools have emerged winners of the National Science & Maths quiz for the past twenty years.
1. Presbyterian Boys Senior High School – Has won the NSMQ 5 times
Presec, Legon has produced notable alumnus like F.K. Akuffo (former head of state), Augustine Abbey (actor), Kwaku Sintim Misa (actor, TV personality), etc. Presec has won the National Science & Maths Quiz five times in 1995, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
2. Prempeh College – Has won the NSMQ 3 Times
Prempeh College has produced highly respected dignitaries like former President J.A. Kuffour, Kwabena Duffour, Kwesi Ahwoi etc. They won the National Science & Maths Quiz in 1994, 1996 and 2015.
3. Mfantsipim SHS – Has won the NSMQ twice
Notable Mfantsipim alumnus are Kofi Annan, K.A. Busia, De-Graft Johnson etc. They’ve won the NSMQ twice, in 1999 and 2014.
4. Achimota School – Has won the NSMQ twice
Notable alumnus from Achimota School are J.J. Rawlings, Kwame Nkrumah, J.E. Atta Mills, Edward Akuffo-Addo, Dawda Jamara (former Gambia Head Of State), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe President). Achimota School has emerged winners of the NSMQ twice, in 1998 and 2004.
5. Opoku Ware SHS – Has won the NSMQ twice
Notable alumnus of OWASS are P.V. Obeng (mechanical engineer), Kwamena Ahwoi (GIMPA), Kwasi Appiah (former Black Stars Captain), Ken Kurankyi (Daily Searchlight Newspaper), Felix Anyah (Holy Trinity Spa) etc. OWASS has won the NSMQ twice in 1997 and 2002.
6. St. Peters SHS – Has won the NSMQ twice
The Nkwatia-based school has won the National Science and Maths Quiz twice, in 2000 and 2005.
7. Pope John Senior School – Has won the NSMQ once
The Koforidua-based SHS has produced notable alumnus like Archbishop G. Palmer, Lt.-Col Omane Agyekum etc. POJOSS won the NSMQ in 2001.
8. St. Augustine’s College – Has won the NSMQ once
The Cape Coast-based Roman Catholic school, St. Augustine’s college has emerged winners at the National Science and Maths Quiz once, in 2007.
9. Ghana Secondary Technical School – one-time winners
The Takoradi-based high school came out as winners of the National Science and Maths Quiz once, in 2012. The school has produced notable alumnus like Sonni Badu (gospel singer), Augustine Arhinful (footballer), Napoleon K. Bulley (Mechanical Lloyd) etc.
10. St. Thomas Aquinas SHS – One-Time Winners
The Cantoments, Accra-based school came out as winners of the National Science & Maths Quiz in 2013.