Accra Girls Senior High School is an all-female second cycle institution in Accra in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana.
Located on the Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Accra, the School was established in 1960 as one of the Ghana Education Trust Schools under Nkrumah’s administration.
The school commenced on the 30th September, 1960 under the headship of Miss Blanch Gibson, an expatriate.
In a months time, the school which began with an initial twelve (12) students had increased to forty-two (42) and eventually seventy-five (75) and five (5) teachers namely Miss Lena Beale, Miss Mercer, Mrs. Paulina Buckman, Mrs. Irene Darkwah and Mrs. Blanche Gibson.
It operates as a non-denominational day and boarding school.
Courses are run n business, general science, general arts, home economics and visual arts, leading to the award of a West African Senior High School Certificate (WASSCE).
The school’s motto “Aim High” advices that the sky should be the limit for students in their academic pursuit and never to pave way for mediocrity or complacency.
Accra Girls High School has a crest that is made up of an eagle, a book and a pen and was created by the first staff of the school.
Old girls are known as AGOSA.
Here are 10 Ghanaians who call Accra Girls Home.
Naa Dedei Botchwey
Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2020
Ghanaian politician and former Member of Parliament
Dr Rose Mensah-Kutin
Ghanaian gender advocate and journalist. She is the West Africa Regional director for ABANTU for Development.
Ghanaian television personality, actress, and model
Cynthia Mamle Morrison
Former Minister of Gender and Social Protection and Member of Parliament for Agona West Constituency
Tina Gifty Naa Ayele Mensah
Deputy Minister of Health and Member of Parliament
Ms Doris Wiafe-Annor
UNHCR Representative in Ghana