Tamale Girls Senior High

Tamale Girls Senior High

Tamale Girls Senior High School

Tamale Girls Senior High School is committed to providing formal and relevant education to BECE graduates to enable them acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and competences for further training in the tertiary institutions to become productive citizens.

Our vision is to engage the services of qualified, competent and dedicated teachers in the school, and to maintain and encourage them to impact academic, moral and disciplined training to students who have been admitted, to enable them have access to tertiary institutions to be further trained to satisfy the manpower needs of the country.

Tamale Girls Senior High School was established in 1998/99 academic year as the first Girls Senior High School in Northern Region. The initiative of the establishment of the school was by the RAINS/CAMFED, an international NGO in collaboration with the Regional Co-coordinating Council (RCC) and Ghana Education Service to cater for the pressing needs for female institution in the Region.

The school started with an enrolment of 62 girls with 12 teachers. The programmes of study are General Arts, General Science, Business and Home Economics. With the progression of the school, the enrolment as at 2018/19 stands at 1,295 with 80 teachers and 59 non-teaching staffs respectively.

The first acting Head of the school in 1999 was Mr. Issah Issahaku (INSECT). He was supported by an interim management board.

In the year 2000, the first substantive headmistress of the school Miss Mercy Amanquandoh was appointed. Upon her retirement, the second headmistress, Hajia Mariatu Mohammed took over the administration of the school in January, 2010. She also retired in May, 2014 and the third Headmistress, Hajia Amina M. Musah took over the administration of the school. The 4th Headmistress, Hajia Nafisa Abukari was transferred from Sawla SHS to Tamale Girls SHS as new headmistress in October 2016. Madam Aisha Asumah the fifth headmistress took over the administration of the school in December, 2021 as the current headmistress.

Course Offered
General Arts
General Science
Visual Arts
Home Economics


Category – Grade A School

Gender – Females

Housing Status – Day/Boarding 

Year of Establishment – 1998/99

Name of Head – Madam Aisha Asumah

Contact Details
Name: Tamale Girls Senior High
Contacts: 0382022218, 0244521593
Region: Northern Region, Ghana
Location: Zaare-Bolgatanga
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