Best Schools In Kumasi: Second Cycle Institutions, Universities


Currently, the Greater Kumasi region can boast of some of the best schools in Ghana. Though Accra is considered the cradle of civilization in Ghana, Kumasi is gradually catching in recent years due to the excellent records they are making with regards to academics.

As we speak, Kumasi can boast the two top class boys senior high schools in Ghana and one of the best tertiary institutions in the country.

The moment we talk of senior high schools that have raised the name of the region to a reputable level in recent times, one name that keeps popping up is Prempeh College.

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Without doubt, Prempeh is the most successful senior high school in Kumasi. Aside being acknowledged with successes, they are known for their top-class NSMQ records in recent years.

After the Presbyterian Boys senior high school in Ghana, they follow closely as the most dignified second cycle institution haven won the competition on five different occasions as against the six times champions from Madina, Accra.

One notable alumni who is currently raising the flag of the region very high is the former President John Agyekum Kuffour. In the record for Ghanaian politics, he is one of the most successful presidents in Ghana.

Aside Prempeh College, one school that have proven to be a world-class academic house of honor is Opoku Ware SHS. The school though has low level of publicity in Accra has made massive recognition in the NSMQ competition as well as the WASSCE.

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It is in this direction that they are considered one of the best second cycle institutions in Kumasi.

In relation to the aforementioned top-class senior high schools in Kumasi, let’s take a look at some top-rated schools in the region before finally moving to the tertiary level.

  • Prempeh College
  • Opoku Ware School
  • Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS
  • St. Monica’s Senior High School
  • St. Louis SHS
  • St. Hubert Seminary/SHS
  • Kumasi Academy
  • Kumasi High
  • Afia Kobi Senior High School
  • Kumasi Girls Senior High School
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At the tertiary level, Kumasi cannot boast of a large number of institutions because most of them are private owned tertiary institutions.

However, the most acknowledged tertiary institution in the region is the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST).

In recent years, it’s one university even students from the Greater Accra region are striving to gain admission into. This is simply because they are highly revered when it comes to the pursuit of science courses and programmes related to the field of technology.


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