Wondering which of the Senior High Schools (SHS) got the most attractive school compounds?
Usually, everyone would want to pride him or herself with some of the great things that their schools possess. From the academic glories, Sports championships, National Science and Maths Quiz glories to the most attractive School compounds.
Well, Cape 360, Central Region’s number one blog hub brings you an unbiased analysis and photos of the top 10 SHS with the most attractive school compounds.
Adisadel College Senior High School, Cape Coast
Adisadel was established in 1910 in a building at Topp Yard, near Christ Church School which is within the vicinity of Cape Coast Castle. It began with 29 boys, but by 1935, it had expanded to accommodate about 200 pupils. The school buildings were extended in 1950 by Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew. Student enrolment stood at 545, at the time of the school’s Golden Jubilee in 1960. There were over 1500 boarding students and 93 teachers when the school celebrated its centenary anniversary in 2010.
The school uniform is black and white striped shirt and black shorts, which directly reflects the primary colours of the college. The distinctive colour combination is colloquially referred to as “zebra”, due to its semblance to the stripes of that animal species.
Moving away from their school uniform, one could look at the well laid out pattern of the school. The neatly trimmed trees, coupled with the tarred roads and spacious boarding rooms, makes them a unique spot for the school with the most attractive compound.
St. Louis Senior High School, Kumasi
on 18 October 1947, the first St. Louis Sisters arrived in the country. They were to continue the running of an already-established elementary school, the St. Bernadette School, now popularly called ‘Roman Girls‘. True to character, the St. Louis Sisters, who never do things by the halves, decided to establish a new secondary school on the same compound.
In 1952, St. Louis Secondary was opened, with an initial group of 12 girls. Only some out of this group survived to join the second group of 1953 to make 42. By December 1957, when the surviving group wrote their “O” Level Examination, they numbered 11.
A very green and refreshing atmosphere is where these young girls find themselves. Looking at the natural reserves of beautiful trees, coupled with the tall buildings and sanctimonious places of service, it automatically makes the school a very attractive place to be. It’s academic quality cannot be underestimated, producing lots of top notch human resource.
Mfantsipim Senior High School, Cape Coast
Mfantsipim is an all-boys boarding secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana, established by the Methodist Church in 1876 to foster intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth on the then Gold Coast. Its founding name was Wesleyan High School and the first headmaster was James Picot, a French scholar, who was only 18 years old on his appointment.
Mfantsipim is nicknamed “The School” by its old boys for the fact that several other schools in Ghana such as Prempeh College were born out of it, as these schools were started with students from Mfantsipim.
Mfantsipim takes the third spot with a relatively huge compound as compared to some schools.
The general tarred nature of all their roads in the school, leaving no room for more accommodation of dust, gives the school a refreshing outlook. The big trees and hilly nature coupled with the general clean nature of the school is a site to wonder. It is not a surprise it is number three on the list.
Aggrey Memorial A.M.E Zion Senior High School fourth Most attractive Compounds, Cape Coast
Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion senior high School is a publicly supported Coeducational senior high school in Cape Coast, Ghana. It provides students in forms 1 through 4 a rigorous preparatory education with the aim of passing the WASSCE. The school has distinguished itself as a leading secondary school by placing a high premium on educating students in the Arts and Sciences.
In 1997, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations conducted by the West Africa Examinations Council, Aggrey Memorial Zion Secondary School was one of the schools honoured by the Council for academic excellence. The school produced the best Agricultural Science Student in this examination.
With its colorful compound matching with the School uniform, it has that great taste of a refreshing environment. It is among one of the few schools that has an overhead linking its various campuses on both sides. This great feature makes their school a unique feature making it one of the few attractive SHS with a nice compound.
Arch Bishop Porter Girls SHS, Takoradi, 5th Most attractive compounds for SHS schools
The Archbishop Porter Girls’ Secondary School (A.P.G.S.S.) (French: École secondaire pour filles Archevêque Porter) is a female second cycle institution in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. Archbishop Porter Girls’ Secondary School is a Catholic institution within the Ghana Public Education System. It was founded in 1965 by Rev. Kodjo Amissah with the name St. Louis Secondary School, which was later changed to Archbishop Porter Girls. It welcomes girls of all religious denominations. The school is situated on a hill in Fijai, Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana and it has come to be known as the “Hill of Tranquility” for its peaceful and serene academic atmosphere
One of the serene and attractive environments one could ever study in is what one would witness at the Arch Bishop Porter Girls SHS sited in Takoradi. It’s hilly nature makes it one of the ideal sites when a camera is placed on it. Even though it has all these great features, it cannot annex Adisadel College Senior High School.
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