Winneba Senior High

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Accommodation: Day and Boarding

Gender: Mixed
Category: B
Type: Public School

Winneba Senior High was founded through the establishment of the private school Ghana Secondary and Commercial Academy in Winneba by Mr. Bortey in the year 1949


Harnessing qualified and motivated staff as well as material resources to create equal opportunities for young boys and girls to develop their inherent potential through Self Discipline and Self Awareness.


To become a world- class second cycle institution that produces graduates with exceptional leadership and innovative abilities to meet the ever changing and increasing man power needs of our dear nation, Ghana.

Winneba in Effutu Municipal district of CENTRAL Region

Winneba Senior High Anthem

Sing the glory; sing the praise of your
Alma matta deer
Ye sons and daughters of WINNESEC
Students of the town of “sacred deer”

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History of Winneba Senior High

The school was founded through the establishment of the private school Ghana Secondary and Commercial Academy in Winneba by Mr. Bortey in the year 1949. As a result of managerial and financial problems, Mr. Borteys school children agitated for the take over of the school by Ghana education services.

Caught in the web of the nation wide students strike during the Positive Action and Civil Disobedience era, and under the impression that the school was one of Dr. Nkrumah’s schools, the students advocated for a new and efficient manager. When Dr. Nkrumah heard the clarion call of the students he quickly requested Mr. A. J. Dowuona Hammond to proceed from Peki Ghana Secondary School to Winneba in order to mobilize the striking students to form a new school.

With the help of the late Mr. Kofi Agyare, the propaganda secretary of the CPP, Winneba Constituency Mr. Hammond gathered 21 students made up of boys and girls, spreading from Form 1 to Form 3, to start a secondary school. The first school prefect of the school was Master Kingsley Kuranchie, who by dint of hard work rose through the ranks of the legal profession to become a High Court Judge.

The new school briefly occupying Yeboah Memorial House, moved to an abandoned wooden structure formerly used by the YMCA for the predominantly white officers of the Royal West African Frontier Force during the World War II. This structure was located on the premises of the south campus of the University of Education of Winneba.

After a while, the school relocated to the SCOA buildings, now known as the central campus of the University of Education of Winneba. In 1960 the school moved to its present premises.

Winneba Senior High Programmes and Course

The school offers these following programmes



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 also given to foreign nationals who wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.

Students from other senior high school or fresh senior high school starter who wishes to continue the education at the school can also contact the school's adminstration through the contact list provided in the contact section of this page.

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.