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.
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.
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.
Notable Mfantsipim alumnus are Kofi Annan, K.A. Busia, De-Graft Johnson etc. They’ve won the NSMQ twice, in 1999 and 2014.
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.
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.
The Nkwatia-based school has won the National Science and Maths Quiz twice, in 2000 and 2005.
The Koforidua-based SHS has produced notable alumnus like Archbishop G. Palmer, Lt.-Col Omane Agyekum etc. POJOSS won the NSMQ in 2001.
The Cape Coast-based Roman Catholic school, St. Augustine’s college has emerged winners at the National Science and Maths Quiz once, in 2007.
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.
The Cantoments, Accra-based school came out as winners of the National Science & Maths Quiz in 2013.