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AB REVIEW SAYS The first secondary school to be established in the Gold Coast in 1876, Mfantsipm School moved to its present location at Kwabotwe Hill in 1905 in the northern part of the town. The aim of the school was to train up God-fearing, respectable and intelligent lads. No doubt the school has lived up to the vision. Mfantsipm is affectionately referred to as “The school” by its alumnus due to the institutions historic origins. It is endowed with modern facilities, including an IT center, lecture theatres and a 200 seater library. It is the only school in Ghana with a dome or the domestic site. The Kwabotwe boys have historic ties with its sister school, the Wesley Girls High School. The school boasts of a high level of discipline and has exemplary titles in academics and sports. The school’s alumnus, survey shoes, is the most networked and supportive in the country. The school’s PTA also plays a huge role in supporting the school. Each year group take turns in hosting annual speech and prize giving days and make donations to their alma mata frequently. STUDENTS SAY “…” There were varied reactions from respondents. While some students appreciated the good student-teacher relationship and the teachers’ dedication to work, others noted that sporting activities should be encouraged. Students appreciate the altruism showed by the old boys and regular Saturday inspections. Prefects are given high respect due them. One student comments that career counseling should be more effective; another says the school field needs upgrading. An insightful comment that we believe truly describes the school: “You enter Mfantsipm not to learn or to be taught but to be educated”. Mfantsipim is a Methodist secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana. It has origins in the first secondary school to be established in the Gold Coast, (now Ghana), Wesleyan High School, founded on 3 April 1876. The first principal was James Picot, who was 18 years old at the time. The school changed its name to Wesleyan Collegiate School in 1896. In 1905 a graduate of the school, John Mensah Sarbah, founded a rival school named Mfantsipim; the name derives from “Mfantsefo-apem”, literally meaning “thousands of Fantes” but actually meaning “the gathering of hosts of scholars for change” originally by Fantes. In July of the same year the two schools were merged under the control of the Methodist church, keeping the name Mfantsipim.In 1931 the school moved to the present site at Kwabotwe Hill.• Academic Excellence ahead of the pack • Leadership qualities of discipline and visible Christian principles. • An unparalleled environment built for a holistic second cycle education .To be a first class educational institution; excelling in all fields of endeavour, through the provision of a conducive environment with the active involvement of all stakeholders and motivation for staff and students to achieve the best.
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Ghana’s premier senior high school (SHS), Mfantsipim
School in Cape Coast, won the 2014 National Science and
Maths Quiz in style, 15 years after it won the trophy. That
was after Mfantsipim, represented by Archibald Henry Enniful and Isaac Kontomah, had defeated the Ghana Secondary
Technical School (GSTS) in Takoradi and St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary in Wa to lift the giant trophy at stake.

• No. of available placements
(CSSPS):1090
• No. of applicants via CSSPS:
1090
• No. of Teachers: 126
• No. of Trained Teachers: 91
• No. of Resident Teachers: 69
• No. of Students (SHS1):1090
• No. of Students (SHS2): 960
• No. of Students (SHS3): 723
• No. of Resident Students:
2773
• Teacher to Student Ratio:
22.01
• EMIS Code: 203080006

Ghana
Central

• Classrooms • Library
• Science laboratory • Computer Lab

1.000GHC Above
Boarding

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