Wednesday, March 27, 1985

7th: Top Senior High Schools In Ghana For 2017

7.  Opoku Ware School – Kumasi


Opoku Ware School, often referred to as OWASS, is a senior high school for boys in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It was established in 1952, as one of the five Catholic schools in Ghana that year.

The school was named after Asante King Opoku Ware I.

The students are known collectively as Akatakyie, an Asante word meaning "conquering heroes".



It is located in Fankyenebra, near Santasi, along the Kumasi-Obuasi road. The patron saint of the school is Saint Thomas Aquinas. The motto of the school is "Deus Lux Scientiae", meaning "God is the Light of Knowledge".
  

The school is governed by a board, who appoints a headmaster. It contains 10 boys houses, each headed by a housemaster, selected from the more senior members of the teaching staff, who number some 60. Almost all the school's pupils go on to universities, about a two-thirds[citation needed] of them to the three premier universities in Ghana.

The current headmaster, Dr. Alexis Frimpong-Nimoh is a member of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior Secondary schools (CHASS) in Ghana.

OWASS today is a much larger than its inception. In 1952, the school began with 60 boys. This number has significantly risen to over 1,800 boys now.