St. Peter’s Senior High School, or PERSCO as it is popularly known is a Roman Catholic boys’ senior high school in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The school was established in 1957 and has grown to be one of the best schools in the country over the years. Its motto is Dignitati Hominum, a Latin phrase which means (For the Dignity of Mankind)
Apart from their prowess in Science and Maths as shown by their consistency in the National Science and Maths Quiz every year, they are also known for their palm plantations which provide oil and other produce for the school and sometimes for outsiders.
A crocodile pond in the school serves as a tourist attraction site for many first time visitors; most visitors visit the crocodile enclosure first before undertaking other businesses at the school premises. The school’s wildlife club takes care of the beloved crocodiles.
St. Peters has a healthy alliance with St. Roses Senior High School nicknamed “Sperosa” and a fierce rivalry with Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary.
Old boys of the school are referred to as Percoba which loosely translates as son of Persco
There have been a lot of famous people and well-known personalities across the globe who attended PERSCO.
Here’s a list of some of them:
Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu
Majority leader of parliament and Minister of Parliamentary affairs
Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu
Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana
Mr Selorm Adadevoh
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana.
Daasebre Akuamoah Agyepong II
Overlord of Kwahu Traditional Area
Volta Regional Minister of Ghana
Ghanaian Photographer and C.E.O of LaceUp Media.
Prof Ken Attafuah
NIA Boss, Ghanaian criminologist, mediator, management consultant, and human rights advocate