List of Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana (full list)

List of Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana (full list)

Acquiring quality education is crucial in life, especially in the formative teenage years. Since most Ghanaian parents know this, they aspire to give their children the best education. Having a handy, comprehensive list of category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana will assist parents and guardians in making informed decisions when selecting the ideal senior high schools for their children.

Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana
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Secondary schools in the Ghanaian education system are divided into categories A, B, C, and D based on each school's average performance in the yearly BECE exams (the Basic Education Certificate Examination). Meanwhile, Technical and vocational schools are in Category E, and Categories F and G are private Senior High/Technical and vocational schools.

What are the Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana?

The Eastern Region of Ghana has 33 districts. Some districts have more Category B schools than others because the Ghana Education Service (GES) considered vital factors like each district's population size. This enabled them to allocate enough schools for people residing in every district. You can find the best school for your child from the following list of Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana:

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SchoolLocationGenderResidential status
Abetifi Presby SHS AbetifiMixedBoarding/day
Abuakwa State CollegeKibiMixedBoarding/day
Achiase SHSAchiaseMixedBoarding/day
Adonten SHSAburiMixedBoarding/day
Akwamuman SHSKpongMixedBoarding/day
Asamankese SHSAsamankeseMixedBoarding/day
Attafuah SHTSAkim OdaMixedBoarding/day
Benkum SHSLarteh AkwapimMixedBoarding/day
Guakro Effah SHSOffumanMixedBoarding/day
Islamic Girls SHSKorase-SuhumGirlsBoarding/day
Kade SHTSKadeMixedBoarding/day
Kibi SHTSKibiMixedBoarding/day
Kwabeng Anglican SHTSKwabeng MixedBoarding/day
Kwahu Ridge SHSObo-KwahuMixedBoarding/day

SchoolLocationGenderResidential status
Manya Krobo SHSNew NuasoMixed Boarding/day
Methodist Girls SHSMamfe GirlsBoarding/day
Mpraeso SHSMpraesoMixedBoarding/day
New Juaben SHS/Comm.KoforiduaMixedBoarding/day
Nifa SHSAdukromMixedBoarding/day
Nkawkaw SHSNkawkawMixedBoarding/day
Nkwatia Presby SHSNkwatiaMixedBoarding/day
Oda SHSAkim OdaMixedBoarding/day
Oti Boateng SHSOti BoatengMixedBoarding/day
Oyoko Methodist SHSOyokoMixedBoarding/day
Pentecost SHSKoforiduaMixedBoarding/day
Presby SHSBegoroMixedBoarding/day
Saviour SHSOsiemMixedBoarding/day
St. Dominic SHTSPepeaseMixedBoarding/day
St. Francis SHTSAkim OdaMixedBoarding/day
St. Martin’s SHSNsawamMixedBoarding/day
S.D.A SHSKoforiduaMixedBoarding/day
Suhum SHTSSuhumMixedBoarding/day
W.B.M. Zion SHSOld TafoMixedBoarding/day

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What are the Category B schools in Ghana?

Category B schools are the second-best senior high schools after schools in the A category. Most students in junior high schools aspire to join schools in one of these two categories. Some of the top Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana are:

  • Abetifi Presby SHS
  • Abuakwa State College
  • Achiase SHS
  • Adonten SHS
  • Akwamuman SHS
  • Asamankese SHS
  • Attafuah SHTS
  • Benkum SHS
  • Guakro Effah SHS
  • Islamic Girls SHS
  • Kade SHTS
  • Kibi SHTS
  • Kwabeng Anglican SHTS
  • Kwahu Ridge SHS

What are the SHS in the Eastern Region?

There are 37 Category B schools in the Eastern Region. They all have qualified teachers dedicated to shaping the future of young people. Below are some of the best Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana:

  • Manya Krobo SHS
  • Methodist Girls SHS
  • Mpraeso SHS
  • New Juaben SHS/Comm.
  • Nifa SHS
  • Nkawkaw SHS
  • Nkwatia Presby SHS
  • Oda SHS
  • Oti Boateng SHS
  • Oyoko Methodist SHS
  • Pentecost SHS
  • Presby SHS
  • Saviour SHS
  • St. Dominic SHTS
  • St. Francis SHTS
  • St. Martin’s SHS
  • S.D.A SHS
  • Suhum SHTS
  • W.B.M. Zion SHS

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Which schools are in Category B in Koforidua?

Koforidua City, popularly known as Koftown or K-dua, and now Kofcity is the capital of the Eastern Region in southern Ghana. Category B senior high schools in Koforidua are:

  • New Juaben SHS/Comm.
  • Oti Boateng SHS
  • Oyoko Methodist SHS
  • Pentecost SHS
  • S.D.A SHS

Is Kumasi High School a Category B school?

Kumasi Academy (KUMACA), Kumasi Boys SHS, Kumasi Wesley Girls High School, and Kumasi Girls' SHS are prominent Category B schools in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Which school is Category C in Ghana?

There are around 90 public senior high schools in this region. These are the most famous Category C schools in the Eastern Region:

  • Akim Asafo SHS
  • Akro SHTS
  • Apedwa Presby SHS
  • Asuom SHS
  • Atweaman SHS
  • Boso SHTS
  • Donkorkrom Agric SHS
  • Maame Krobo Comm. SHS
  • Salvation Army SHS
  • St. Fidelis SHTS
  • Tarkrosi Comm. SHS

What are the Category A schools in the Eastern Region?

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Regarding Senior High School education in Ghana, the Eastern Region also boasts of having the best schools offering quality education. There are only nine Category A schools in Eastern Region. These institutes are:

  • Aburi Girls’ Senior High School (ABUGISS), Aburi
  • Ghana Senior High, Koforidua
  • Koforidua Senior High Technical, Koforidua
  • Krobo Girls’ Senior High School, Odumasi Krobo
  • Ofori Panin Senior High School (OPASS), Tafo
  • Okuapeman Senior High School, Akropong
  • Pope John Senior High And Min. Seminary, Effiduase, Koforidua
  • St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School (PERSCO), Nkwatia Kwahu
  • St. Rose’s Senior High School, Akwatia

The Eastern Region of Ghana has some of the best secondary schools in the country. Over 30 of these learning institutes are in the B category. You are guaranteed high-quality education in Category B schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana because their annual BECE performance places these institutes in this category. published a list of category A schools in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The Ashanti region has the highest number of senior high institutions compared to the other areas in the country.

The region has 122 senior institutions out of the 500 in the entire country. Although every SHS in Ashanti offers quality education, category A schools are the crème de la crème.


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