Osei Kyeretwie Senior High, Kumasi


To provide relevant education to all Ghanaians at all levels irrespective of gender ethnic religious and political affiliation.


The mission of the school is to provide the necessary congenial atmosphere for students to actualize their dreams and potential.



The school places a strong emphasis on the intellectual and moral development of each student. This is done on purpose to make the school’s output healthy enough to benefit both God and humanity.

The Ghanaian flag, cocoa pods, an open book with a burning light, and a stool are all included on the school crest.

  1. STOOL: This shows the historical royal connection of the school to the legendary Asante Golden Stool.
  2. BURNING TORCH ON AN OPEN BOOK: This depicts the provision of academic illumination to society.
  3. GHANA FLAG: This shows the school’s loyalty and commitment seeking earnestly to be of good service to Mother Ghana.
  4. COCOA: The school continuously aspires to train products to be productively viable and independent



The first secondary school in the Asante region, Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS), was founded in July 1937.[1] The late Rev. J. T. Robert founded the school, originally known as Asante Collegiate, as a private educational establishment with a small number of exclusively male pupils.The school was privately run for many years before being taken over by the Ministry of Education in September 1958. It was then moved to Dichemso in September 1968 and given the new name Osei Kyeretwie, which was named for Nana Sir Osei Ageyman Prempeh II, Otomfuo, the Asantehene, who was also known as Obarima Osei Kyeretwie in private. The present Tafo site, which spans around 168 acres, was set aside in 1970 to allow the school to construct a permanent campus. For the past 34 years, the school has operated out of both the Dichemso and Tafo campuses. In 2004, the entire school was relocated to Tafo after the government finally gave in to constant pressure to relocate. (Source: ) “Service to God and humanity” is the school’s philosophy or motto. The school’s graduates are referred to as “AHENEMAA” with affection—princes and princesses.

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In 2004, 68 candidates obtained grades ‘A’s in Core Mathematics. The percentage pass for the students from 2002-2005 was 80% or better.


The school obtained 59 grade ‘A‘s in Business Management out of 175 candidates in 2009. In 2007 the school obtained 28 grade ‘A’s in Business Mathematics and Costing. All our students offer eight subjects for their final examination. The percentage of students who have obtained passes in 6, 7 or 8 subjects has been 78% or higher since 2006. That for 2009 is 89.8%. Less than 5 students fail WASSCE in any year.


The school won the regional French Teachers Association competition for French students in 2010 and 2011 to represent the region in Togo.

  • The school has produced great athletes like Rose Asieduaa, Rose Anokye, Comfort Amoateng, Hilda Amoafo, Dora Badu-Preko, and later Grace Armah. Rose Asieduaa was one of the top sprinters in Africa together with Hannah Afriyie and Alice Anum. Grace ofori’s record in the girls’ 400mts race in the national academicals still remains unbeaten to date
  • In the boys’ soccer, the school produced players like Agyemang Prempeh, Augustine Yorke, and John Apau played for Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Agyemang Prempeh was in the National football team in 1978; Frank Amankwaa ( Captain Black Meteors, Black Stars), John Mensah (Current Captain of Black Stars, Sunderland), Sulley Muntari ( Black Stars, Sunderland) and William Banuason (Starlets, KFC), Stephen Oduro( Kotoko), etc
  • The school has won the Nestle Milo-sponsored National Boys’ Soccer competition five times.
  • The school has won the Table Tennis Competition at the regional level for girls’ on countless occasions.
  • Osei Kyeretwie has won the National Girls’ Soccer competition on five occasions producing national players like Juliet Acheampong, Mercy Adu Boahen, Priscilla Saahene, Cecilia Frema (Ghana Police), and others.
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  • No. of Students (SHS 1): 1192
  • No. of Students (SHS 2):1613
  • No. of Students (SHS 3): 1137


  • 57 Classrooms
  • 3 Science Labs
  •  Library
  • Computer Lab.

Notable alumni

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