St Roses Senior High popularly known as Rosec or Roses is an all-female second-cycle institution which was established in 1965 by the Dominican Sisters from Speyer, Germany.
It is located in Akwatia, Eastern Region of Ghana. The school first begun as teacher training college and later transformed into a secondary school.
The school’s motto is Verita which means Truth and Responsibility in Latin. Students of St. Roses are called Rosecans and old students are known as Rosas. Due to their location in the mining town of Akwatia, year groups are named after precious stones and flowers.
The school’s colours are blue and white which is worn by all year group.
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They are also noted for their prowess in the Sciences and their performances in the National Mathematics and Science Quiz and national debate championships.
Mrs. Marian Jackson is the head of the school who is assisted by the popular Sr.Chris Shiela.
St. Roses and St. Peters have a healthy and vigorous alliance known as “Spersoa” with their slogan as “in a class of our own”.Old Boys of Pope John S.H.S is also known to have a cordial relationship with the Old girls of St. Roses ending in marriages among other unions.
Old Girls of St. Roses S.H.S makeup Ghana’s buoyant workforce with several of them in medicine, engineering, beauty, finance arts and law.
Here are 17 leading ladies in Ghana who are old girls of St.Roses
Josephine Annan-Ankomah is the Eco-bank Group Executive in charge of commercial banking.
Mrs Josephine Anan-Ankomah is a well-rounded banker with over 25 years’ experience within Ecobank who joined Ecobank Ghana in 1992 as a Treasury Officer.
She has held various senior positions within the bank, such as Regional Treasurer (Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and The Gambia), Chief Operating Officer (Ecobank West African Monetary Zone/East & Southern Africa), Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development (Ecobank Ghana) and Deputy Head investment Banking Group (Ecobank Ghana). She completed St.Roses Senior High School in 1984.
Sandra Alexandrina Don-Arthur
Professional Makeup Artist, Beauty Guru and TV Host. Sandra Don-Arthur is the C.E.O of Beauty Resource Company and Makeup Studio, Alexiglam Company Limited.
She is the first Ghanaian to do makeup at the New York Fashion Week and has worked as a makeup artist for Lagos Fashion Design Week and the Glitz Fashion Week. Don-Arthur has worked on a number of celebrities in both the Ghanaian and Nigerian entertainment industry such as Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Efya, Joselyn Dumas, Juliet Ibrahim, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah, Jim Iyke, Yvonne Okoro and DJ Cuppy.
She was the host of “Makeup Diaries” which aired in 46 countries and currently the host of “Glam It Up”. Alexandrina is a member of St. Roses Class of 1997.
Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong
Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, is a Ghanaian female legal practitioner and a former Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana. She was appointed by President Mahama in 2013.
She is the second woman to hold this office in Ghana after Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu.
She was appointed to serve on the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1 July 2018 for a three-year term. She graduated from St. Roses in 1985.
Sandra Opoku is a Ghanaian lawyer who became the first female director of the Tema Port.
She was formerly the general manager for the legal division of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
She holds a degree in International Maritime Law.
At St. Roses school, she was the protocol officer and a dining hall perfect and completed in 1992.
Patricia Obo-Nai is an engineer and the first Ghanaian to assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana.
She is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, and Vodafone’s executive committee.
She holds an Executive MBA and Executive Education degree from the University of Ghana and Kellogg School of Management in the USA. She is a member of St.Roses class of 1991 and also attended the Presbyterian Boy’s Secondary School for A-level.
Obo-Nai is the 2020 recipient of the Ghana Women of Excellence Awards for her leadership.
Beryl Agyekum Ayaba
Beryl Agyekum is a civil engineer and the C.E.O of EchoHouse, a creative agency and marketing firm.
She was named amongst the 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana.
Roberta Talata Provencal is the C.E.O of Stationery and Home By Talata.
Her company is into production of couture invitations and stationery, special event lighting, modern custom drapery and rental of one-of-a-kind luxury event Décor accents.
She is also the C.E.O of the Radiance Wedding Fair and Radiance Bridal, a wedding blog.
Emelia Jane Hamidu
Emelia Jane Hamidu is the C.E.O of Orange Tree Limited, an estate agency, interior decor company, property brokerage and human resource company.
Renee Q Boateng
Renee Quarcoo Boateng is a fashion/beauty entrepreneur, Self Branding & Development Coach.
She is also a former host of the Today’s Woman Show which airs on TV3.
She is also the founder of Butterflies and Pearls, a private group of strong women in Corporate and Entrepreneurship.
Debra-Jane is the head of ???????? ?????? ?? ?????-????, an award winning Event Planning, Event Styling (Design/Décor) and Event Coordination company.
She is also the founder of Zero Hunger, an initiative geared towards contributing to the health, safety and well being of the vulnerable in society.
Dr Caryn Kobi-Ampem
Dr Caryn is the founder of Cerviva Ghana Foundation and a Cervical Cancer Awareness advocate.
She is a medical doctor by profession with interests in Global Health.
She also doubles as a TV host and fashion influencer.
Ohemaa, as she is popularly referred to, is a member of the 2001 year group.
Gloria Buckman Yankson
Gloria Buckman is a founding partner at Plan-It Ghana, a full-service event planning firm based in Accra, Ghana.
She is an award-winning brand communication professional and has experience in marketing, finance and Corporate affairs.
Prior to starting Plan-It, she worked at Morgan Stanley in the U.K
Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei
Chief Superintendent Phyllis Osei is a police officer and the first Ghanaian female to ever win the UN Female Police Officer award.
Francisca Oteng-Mensah is the youngest person to be elected into Ghana’s a parliament.
She is a member of parliament for the Kwabre East Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
Tekor is a top Ghanaian model and the 1st-Runner up of the Miss Universe Beauty pageant.
She is currently pursuing a law degree in London and has already bagged a second degree from London Metropolitan University.
Josephine Ngminvielu Kuuire
Ngminvielu Kuuire is a Ghanaian Photographer, digital artist and filmmaker.
Her work has received critical acclaim for pushing the envelope and sparking conversations about rape, feminism and gender.
She is the C.E.O of Mumble Photography.