Queen of Peace Senior High, Nadowli

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Accommodation: Day,Boarding

Gender: Mixed
Category: B
Type: Public School

Queen of Peace Senior High, Nadowli is one of the senior high schools in UPPER WEST Region at Nadowli of Nadowli district

Queen of Peace Senior High School was opened in the Nadowli District Capital on the 29th January, 1999. The school started off with a population of 76 students, 45 boys and 31 girls.

Nadowli in Nadowli district of UPPER WEST Region

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Queen of Peace Senior High School was opened in the Nadowli District Capital on the 29th January, 1999. The school started off with a population of 76 students, 45 boys and 31 girls.

The commencement of the school was an exciting event in the history of the area because unlike the other District Capitals in Ghana, Nadowli has been deprived Senior High School facilities. This became a pressing issue when the community observed that the two older Senior Secondary High Schools in the District: Daffiama and Kaleo Senior High Schools were Day Schools and they offered no boarding facilities.

The community was emphatic on its demand for at least some boarding facilities for the girls while the boys reside in town. In those days the ban on opening more Government - sponsored senior high schools was lifted to enable the District Assembly in collaboration with the Catholic Church and other stakeholders to establish the school.

This joint venture between the Catholic Church and the Nadowli District Education Service obviously brought the Nadowli District Capital in line with other District Capitals in the country. Since then, the community had great confidence in the management capabilities of the Catholic Church and had been particularly gratified by the involvement of the Priests and Religious leaders in the Administration and the supervision in the school up-to-date.

The District Education Directorate also played a vital role at the initial opening of the school by providing the new school with stationary and some basic equipment to facilitate the commencement of the school. Professional guidance was also provided by the then District Director in the person of Late Mrs. Elizabeth Mwinkaar to the pioneer teaching staff.

Largely because of cost effectiveness, these schools including Tumu Senior High/Technical School are made to operate as day schools to absorb (Junior High School) pupils from the surrounding villages and other districts very adjacent. The School however, gained boarding status in the 2009/2010 academic year.

Queen of Peace Senior High, Nadowli Programmes and Course

The school offers these following programmes


Home Economics

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.