Aburi Girls Senior High
Aburi Girls Senior High
Aburi Girls Senior High School was formally established as a secondary school for girls in 1946 with only seven students;.
However, its origin dates as far back as 1852, when the Basel Missionaries opened a school at primary level for girls at their mission station inside the town. The primary school continued until its takeover by the Scottish Mission during the World War I. In the 1920s the training of teachers was begun alongside a kindergarten section and a middle school, also for girls, and in 1946, secondary classes were introduced side by side with the teacher-training course.
In 1950 the Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) took over the Management of the school when its partner missions the Basel Mission and the Scottish Mission left. The secondary school was physically separated from the teacher training classes and moved to its present site on its present site on the outskirts of Aburi in 1954. Classes ran from Form 1 to Form 5 until 1958, when a Sixth Form was added. Presently the 3-year Senior High School system is run.
In 1972, the Methodist Training College located on the southern side of the school was closing down so Joyce Asibey, the first Ghanaian Headmistress initiated negotiations with the Methodist Church to acquire the college premises for the school. The compound had a dining hall, dormitory and classrooms and so it was used to house form one students. This was done to reduce the incidence of bullying. Due to the increase in numbers in the 1990s, this arrangement was stopped and the old “Metico” building is now bonafide house known as Irene Anderson House just as the entire compound. The school is located on the easternmost part of the ridge forming the Akuapem Mountains, about a mile to the south of Aburi.
Global Robotics Competition
A total of 12 students from the Aburi Girls Senior High School will be representing Ghana at the first ever Global Robotics Competition.
The school currently has eight houses, named as follows:
Irene Anderson House
Sylvia Asempa House
Royal Park House
Between 2011 and 2015, the school cleared the top awards in two categories in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) winning Best in Mathematics and Science. Also in 2015, the school won the three top awards in the National Best School and Best Teacher Awards for the Senior High School Division for the Eastern Region.
Category – Grade A School
Gender – Female
Housing Status – Day/Boarding
Year of Establishment – 1946
Name of Head – Alice Prempeh-Fodjour
Name: Aburi Girls Senior High
Region: Eastern Region, Ghana
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