Osei Kyeretwie Senior High
(OKESS)

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Motto:Service To God and Humanity
Mission:To provide relevant Education to all Ghanaian at all levels irrespective of gender, ethnic, religious and political affiliation.
Contacts:
  • Email:info@okess.edu.gh
  • Box Address:Post Office Box 3789 Tafo, Kumasi
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Accommodation:Day,Boarding

Gender:Mixed

Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School,the first second cycle institution in Ashanti, was established in 1937 by the late J.T. Robert who was a Sierra Leonean. At the time, it was christened Asante Collegiate and was sited at Asafo, a suburb of Kumasi.

Old Tafo - Kumasi in Kumasi Metro district of ASHANTI Region

Osei Kyeretwie Senior High Anthem

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Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School,the first second cycle institution in Ashanti, was established in 1937 by the late J.T. Robert who was a Sierra Leonean. At the time, it was christened Asante Collegiate and was sited at Asafo, a suburb of Kumasi.

The Ministry of Education in September, 1962, took over the administration of the school. However, the name, Asante Collegiate, was maintained. Subsequently, at the beginning of the 1968/69 academic year, the school was renamed after the late Sir Osei Agyemang Prempeh II, known in private life as Barima Kwame Kyeretwie, in his honour.

Shortly after the re-naming ceremony, the school was relocated to a new site at Dichemso formerly occupied by Modern City Academy. Afterwards, the school population increased significantly. As a result, His Royal Majesty Sir Osei Agyemang Prempeh II, by his kindness, acquired a new site at Old Tafo, Kumasi. A committee was set up through the Lands Commission to demarcate the site in 1970. Nine years afterwards, the school started operating the two sites which was a very daunting task. Running the school became very expensive besides the risk of transporting students to and fro the two sites daily. The school eventually moved to the new site at Old Tafo, Kumasi in 2004/05 academic year.

As a result of gradual encroachment of the land, in 1998, the President, Flt. LT. Jerry John Rawlings, by an Executive Instrument, compulsorily acquired the land which was 168.28 acreage.

Osei Kyeretwie Senior High Programmes and Course

The school offers these following programmes

Business

Home Economics

Visual Arts

General Arts

General Science

New pupils are admitted in September every year through a computerized system under the control of the Ghana Education Service. The system works based on the results of an entry examination known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). This examination is held for junior high schools at various centres throughout the country. Entry Forms for the above examination are obtained from the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) through the headteachers of the respective junior high schools within the country. Once the computerised selection process is completed, the list of admitted students are made available by the Ghana Education Service to the school. The list is then made public through the school’s notice board.

An opportunity is given to foreign nationals wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.

After a student gains admission, he is given the school's official prospectus. This book helps new students about the school and all that is required of them.

There are six houses in the school so far:

  • Aggrey
  • Prempeh
  • Anokye
  • Sarbah
  • Bray
  • Nkansah Dwamenaa

Prempeh

Prempeh House places first in inter-house inspection and sporting competitions due to the hard work of the sports team.

Anokye

Anokye house has been the house with the most intelligent students.

Long live OKESS.

Long live Ahenemma.

Long live Asikafoↄ.

Sarbah

Sarbah house can boast as one the best houses when it comes to the field of sports by attaining first position in the inter-house football competition. Again when it comes to the field of entertainment is second to none.

Bray

Bray house is a house of humility and in terms of neatness rated high in Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School in Kumasi. As the Akan saying goes ‘Saman pa na yԑto no badin’, the house was named after George Bray, the first Ghanaian headmaster of the school, 1963 – 1976, for his hard work.

Long live the Saints!

Long live Ahenemma!

Long live OKESS!