Category B Schools in Kumasi: Everything you Need to Know!

There are 14 category B schools in Kumasi. All of them are SHS/SHTS in the Kumasi metropolis. The Ashanti region, however, has 59 category B schools which consist of 58 SHS/SHTS and 1 Technical & Vocational Institute.

Note that as of 2020, all Technical/Vocational Institutions have been categorized into A, B and C, and added to SHS/ SHTS by the GES in its updated guidelines for selection of schools for 2020 placement. This grouping and categorization list are according to the Ghana Education Service (GES) Register of Course for Public Senior High, Technical and Vocational Institutes.

Also Read: Category A Schools in Ashanti Region 2022

List of Category B Schools in Kumasi

Below are all the 14 Category B schools in Kumasi:

  1. KNUST Senior High
  2. Anglican Senior High
  3. Asanteman Senior High
  4. Wesley Girls High Sch
  5. Adventist Senior High
  6. Kumasi Girls Senior High
  7. Osei Kyeretwie Senior High
  8. St. Hubert Seminary/Senior High
  9. Armed Forces Senior High Technical
  10. Tawheed Senior High
  11. Islamic Senior High, Ampabame
  12. Serwaah Nyarko Girls’ Snr. High
  13. Al-Azariya Islamic Snr. High, Kumasi
  14. Nuru-Ameen Islamic Senior High, Asewase

Also Read: Category B Schools in Ashanti Region

Category B High Schools in Kumasi: Gender, Location and District

Kumasi is the second-most populous city in Ghana with a population of about 3,630,000 inhabitants. As the capital of the Ashanti Region, the city functions as the administrative, commercial and industrial center.

There are about 48 category A to D schools in Kumasi. 7 Category A’s, 14 Category B’s, 4 Category C’s and 23 Category D’s.

This table will serve as a guide for stakeholders such as prospective Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students, teachers and parents to help make intelligent and informed decisions when choosing their 1st and 2nd choice schools in the Kumasi metropolitan area.

Also Read: What is the Population of Kumasi? All You Need to Know! 

Here is a breakdown of the 14 category B schools in Kumasi. all the schools in Kumasi have day & boarding facilities so we’ll look at their location, and their associated gender status:

SchoolGenderLocation
Anglican Senior HighMixedAmakom
KNUST Senior HighMixedKNUST
Asanteman Senior HighMixedSuame
St. Hubert Seminary/Senior HighBoysSantasi
Wesley Girls High SchGirlsTafo
Kumasi Girls Senior HighGirlsAbrepo
Osei Kyeretwie Senior HighMixedTafo
Adventist Senior HighMixedSuame
Armed Forces Senior High TechnicalMixedDanyame
Tawheed Senior HighMixedAkwatia Line
Islamic Senior HighMixedAmpabame
Serwaah Nyarko Girls’ Snr. HighGirlsDichemso
Al-Azariya Islamic Snr. High, KumasiMixedOld Tafo
Nuru-Ameen Islamic Senior HighMixedAsewase

What are the Category B High Schools in Kumasi

Category B High Schools in Kumasi are the second batch of schools graded by the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) according to the nationwide grading criteria who are situated in the Kumasi metro area of the Ashanti Region.

It is believed that metrics such as academic performance over there years, infrastructural development, achievements, etc.. constitute the grading criteria. Most importantly is the yearly WASSCE results by these schools. If that is so, then why is a school like Tepa senior high not a category A school because they’ve been topping WASSCE rankings for some time now. Anyways!

Yes, there have been some gains and drops in the category of some schools over the years. Notable was the upgrade of Kumasi High School from a category B school to a category A school in 2017 while schools such as Anglican SHS, Tweneboah Kodua SHS, St. Monica’s SHS, Effiduase, Konongo Odumase saw a drop from category A to category B.

However, in the 2020 Ghana Education Service (GES) Register of Course for Public Senior High, Technical and Vocational Institutes updated list, all Technical/Vocational Institutions have been categorized into A, B and C, and added to SHS/ SHTS by the GES.

This explains why Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) has been added as a Category A school. Congratulation to KTI, they deserve it.

Category B schools are not by any stretch of the imagination small schools or minnows. No, that’s not the case.

The categorization or grading of second-cycle schools in Ghana came about as a result of the introduction of the National Curriculum and Assessment Framework (NCAF) which was introduced into our education system in 2002. The NCAF is an umbrella framework for all subjects taught at the senior high school level.

It has been designed to ensure that students have access to quality learning experiences across the curriculum.

In order to achieve this goal, it divides each subject area into three categories: A1, A2 and C. These are further divided into subcategories. For example, Mathematics can be subdivided into Algebra I, II & III; Geometry; Trigonometry; Precalculus; Calculus, etc.

The grading of schools by the CSSPS is based on these categories. Schools with a grade above 90% will receive a “Grade 1” while those below 70% will receive a “Grade 2”. Those between 70-90% will receive a “Grade 3”, whilst anything less than 70% receives a “Grade 4”.

Also Read: List Of All The 16 Regions in Ghana and their Capitals [2022]

Full List of Category B Schools in Ashanti Region

Below are all the 59 Category B schools in the Ashanti Region and their associated genders.

  1. Kumasi Academy
  2. KNUST Senior High
  3. Anglican Senior High
  4. Adventist Senior High
  5. Wesley Girls High Sch
  6. Asanteman Senior High
  7. Kumasi Girls Senior High
  8. Osei Kyeretwie Senior High
  9. St. Hubert Seminary/Senior High
  10. Osei Tutu Senior High, Akropong
  11. Armed Forces Senior High Technical
  12. Tawheed Senior High
  13. Islamic Senior High, Ampabame
  14. Serwaah Nyarko Girls’ Snr. High
  15. Al-Azariya Islamic Snr. High, Kumasi
  16. Nuru-Ameen Islamic Senior High, Asewase Kumasi Metro
  17. Sakafia Islamic Senior High
  18. Aduman senior high
  19. Agona S.D.A. Senior High
  20. Agona Senior High Technical
  21. Akrofuom Senior High Technical
  22. Al-Azariya Islamic Senior High,
  23. Kumasi Asanteman Senior High
  24. Asare Bediako Senior High
  25. Bankoman Senior High
  26. Beposo Senior High
  27. Bosome Senior High Technical
  28. Christ The King Catholic, Obuasi
  29. Collins Senior High,
  30. Agogo Denyaseman Catholic Senior High
  31. Dompoase Senior High
  32. Dwamena Akenten Senior High
  33. Ghana Muslim Mission Senior High
  34. Islamic Senior High,
  35. Ampabame Jachie Pramso Senior High
  36. Juaben Senior High
  37. Kofiase Adventist Senior High Technical
  38. Konongo Odumase Senior High
  39. Mabang Senior High Technical
  40. New Edubiase Senior High
  41. Nsutaman Catholic Senior High
  42. Nurul Ameen Islamic Senior High
  43. Ofoase Kokoben Senior High
  44. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II College
  45. Pentecost Senior High
  46. Oppong Mem. Senior High
  47. Begoro Serwaa Nyarko Girls Senior High
  48. Abofour St. Joseph Senior High Technical,
  49. Ahwiren St. Mary’s Girls Senior High,
  50. Konongo St. Michael’s Senior High,
  51. Ahenkro St. Monica’s Senior High,
  52. Mampong T. I. Ahmadiyya Girls Senior High,
  53. Asokore T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High,
  54. Fomena Tepa Senior High Toase Senior High
  55. Tweneboa Kodua Senior High
  56. Wesley Senior High, Konongo
  57. Maabang Senior High/Tech
  58. Bompata Presby Senior High
  59. Krobea Asante Technical/Vocational Institute

Concluding Thoughts…

This list should serve as a guide for stakeholders such as Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students, teachers and parents to help make intelligent and informed decisions when choosing their 1st and 2nd choice schools in the Kumasi metropolitan area.

Good luck in this part of your journey as a prospective high school student and make the right choice.

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