KNUST Senior High School, Kumasi

In Kumasi, Ghana, there is a coeducational high school called KNUST Senior High School. The term “people who carefully think before acting” (Mmadwemma) is the Akan term for the school.

“Forward be our watchword” is its motto. Every year, over 600 students receive their diplomas. Currently serving as the school’s headmistress is Mrs. Felicia Asamoah Danquah. About 900 boys and 1010 girls are enrolled in this coeducational institution as of 2015. There are 21 non-teaching staff members and 66 teachers employed by the institution.

This is to provide secondary and technical Education for students who would eventually enter the university


Six programs are offered by the school: Visual Art, General Science, Business, Home Economics, and Technical. The school has consistently prioritised achieving both academic and moral excellence through these activities.

Brief history

Up until 2007, the Technology Secondary School bore the name of KNUST Senior High School. Located within the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, it provides high school education. Dr. R.P. Baffour, the University of Science and Technology’s vice chancellor at the time, founded it in February 1961.

Thus, the university that is currently housed in prefabricated asbestos buildings began as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the “Baby” of the university, under modest conditions. It was first staffed and funded by the University. But soon, it was anticipated, the school would become a boarding school and move into permanent structures on the University campus. The School kept the name University Secondary Technical School from the time of its founding until June 1967. Due to a staffing and facility shortage, the Technical course was canceled. Since then, it’s been referred to as Technology Secondary School.

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The school was first established to provide secondary school education to the offspring of university employees. Later on, the public was allowed to apply to the school. The West African Examination Council and the Ghana Education Service both rank KNUST Senior High School as a Class A institution.

Notable alumni

Regional Games
1. Regional Champions – Hockey 2004 Boys & Girls
2. Regional Champions – Hockey 2005 Boys
3. 2nd Regional Champions – Hockey 2009
4. 2nd Metro Champions Debate 2010
6. Premier Science Quiz by – KNUST. Regional Champions 2009
7. 1st Prize – Metro Education Office ( Choral and Art Exhibition 2008 – Ashanti Region)
8. 1st Prize: An Art competition organized by Ashanti Regional S.R.C. won by master Baba Insobilla of the Visual Art Department.
9. 1st Prize – National Art Competition held in Tamale (2009)
10. 2nd Prize Award Winner National Art Competition organized by Anti Corruption Coalition organization: The Prize winner was Master Sarkodie Philip of Visual Art.
11. The school was 1st in the Independence Awards Debate (2009) at the Kumasi Metro Level.
12. The school came 1st in the Otumfuo 10th Anniversary Debate at the Metro level 2009.
13. The school again won the blue ribbon in the Science Quiz competition organized by KNUST Chemistry Department for selected schools in Kumasi in 2008.
14. The school came tops in the Regional Science Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) Clinic for boys and girls at Kumasi Academy in 2008
15. The school was crowned winner in the Regional Arts Competition in 2008.

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