Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ SHS

Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ SHS

Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School | YAGSHS, Kumasi

Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School (YAGSHS) turned into mounted in 1961 as part of the fast educational growth task pioneered by way of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the primary Ghanaian President after the independence of the united states. The college began in 1960 with seventy college students.

The school became named after Yaa Asantewaa, the high-quality historic innovative heroine and Queen mother of Ejisu, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. This brief, smallish girl boldly led the Ashanti Kings in a war against the British colonialists inside the 12 months 1900.

Our customer Yaa Asantewaa won’t have received that conflict bodily, but her spirit and imaginative and prescient preserve to encourage all Ghanaians commonly, and all women and the woman-toddler specifically.

For us in this school, we’re continuing with the warfare, however this time round, we are neither preventing with guns nor against all of us. We are in an academic battlefield, combating for excellence and fighting in opposition to ignorance and the denigration of girls. With the few assets from the vital Government, the Parent-Teacher Association, the Old Girls, and different stakeholders, we were doing our satisfactory no matter all odds.

For almost half a century, the school has became out heaps of knowledgeable and nicely fashioned women who’re in responsible positions in government, management and commercial enterprise circles.

The college has recorded always superb results, and we aren’t simply complacent with the popularity quo.


Our mission is in line with the mission statement of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MOESS), i.e.

“To provide relevant education to all Ghanaians at all levels to enable them acquire skills that will assist them to develop their potentials, to be productive to facilitate poverty reduction and to promote socio-economic growth and national development”.

Our intention is to give holistic education to all students. Therefore we seek to develop the full potential of every student so they can become well informed, responsible, self-reliant and confident young women ready to play a full role in all aspects of society.


The Board of Governors, Headmistress, School Management Committee, Staff and Students of Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School jointly commit themselves to achieve its mission statement by

  • Encouraging the personal and social development of the individual.
  • Pursuing academic excellence.
  • Enabling each student to achieve high standards in every activity undertaken to promote moral values, tolerance and self discipline.
  • Providing a safe and well managed environment for our students.
  • Sharing the expertise of the school and form partnerships with others.

Course Offered

GENERAL ARTS: Geography, Government, Economics, Literature in English, Twi, Elective Mathematics, History, French, IRS/CRS, Music, Elective ICT.

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE: General Agricultural, Physics, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics.

BUSINESS: Business Management, Financial Accounting, Costing, Elective Mathematics, Economics, Elective ICT

HOME ECONOMICS: General Knowledge in Arts, Biology or Chemistry, Management in Living, Food & Nutrition.

GENERAL SCIENCE: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics, Elective ICT.

VISUAL ARTS: General Knowledge in Arts, Picture Making, Graphic Design, Sculpture.


Category – Grade A School

Gender – Female

Housing Status – Day & Boarding

Year of Establishment – 1961

Name of Head – Mrs. Felicia Asamoah

Contact Details
Name: Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School
Contacts: 0332250016
Region: Ashanti Region, Ghana
Location:  Kumasi
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Website: https://yagshs.edu.gh/

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