Tanyigbe Senior High School

Tanyigbe Senior High School

Tanyigbe Senior High School

Tanyigbe Senior High School (TASHS) is a community based school, established on 28th January, 1991 with a population of fifteen (15) students and two (2) National Service Personnel. It was however fully absorbed by the government of Ghana with boarding facilities.

The school, located on the Ho-Tokokoe road is about 10 minutes drive from Ho, the Capital of the Volta Region. Like all new institutions, the going was difficult.  It was not easy to attract commuted teaching staff and students but Tanyigbe Community was determined to have a Secondary School at all cost, in order to curtail schooling in distant places by their children/wards.

The paramount chief, the late Togbe Kwasi Adiko, his sub-chiefs, and opinion leaders managed to have parcels of land around the then middle school released to the community for establishment of the school. Since the people of Tanyigbe were very much enthusiastic and interested in the establishing of a second cycle institution, they worked very hard through communal labour to build two teachers’ bungalows for which funds were provided by the government. Consequently almost all the buildings found on the compound currently were put up through communal labour while government and an NGO in one particular instance provided funds for the materials.

Between the years 2000 and 2002, the school’s enrolment dropped drastically and Ministry of Education signaled a possible closure if the community did nothing to improve the situation. Major General Anyidoho, one of the committed citizens of Tanyigbe accepted the challenge and together with the Education Committee appointed by him, Mr. Benjamin Kpodo, Mr. Emmanuel Kwami Tide, Mr. Emmanuel Wuttor approached the Regional Director of Education in the persons of Ms. Tawiah and Mr. Samuel Gyan.

After their own repeated investigations and general examination of the situation, Mr. Victor Akude, who was in charge of guidance and counselling in all second cycle institutions in the Volta Region at the time, agreed to leave his office to come to the rescue of the school. His personal drive, standard of discipline and encouragement to the community helped in many ways in restoring confidence in the school.

The Education committee under its chairmanship, Benjamin Kpodo also instituted competitive examinations for primary six pupils to ensure high standards at the entry point to Junior High Schools in order to ultimately raise the standards at the Senior High level. Another major initiative came from the Wutor family of Tanyigbe which established a major scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students.  That scheme which is still in existence is not limited to only Tanyigbe citizens but to any student that deserves the award.

With the introduction of the Free Senior High School (FSHS), the student’s population is over 500, 60 teacher staff and 20 non teaching staff.

Course Offered

General Arts
Business
Home Economic
Visual Art 
Agricultural Science 

 Information
Category – Grade B School
Gender – Mixed
Housing Status – Day& Boarding
Year of Establishment – 1983
Name of Head – 


Contact Details
Name: Tanyigbe Senior High School
Contacts: 0209091616
Region: Volta Region, Ghana
Location: Tanyigbe

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Tanyigbe Senior High School establishes a major scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students.

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