Aburi Girls' Senior High School

Aburi Girls' Senior High School, formerly Aburi Girls' Secondary School, also known as ABUGISS, is a Presbyterian senior high boarding school for girls located south of Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana.[1]

Aburi Girls' Senior High School
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Aburi Girls' Senior High School

Coordinates5°50′13″N 0°10′45″W / 5.837004°N 0.179058°W / 5.837004; -0.179058Coordinates: 5°50′13″N 0°10′45″W / 5.837004°N 0.179058°W / 5.837004; -0.179058
School typeSingle sex public high school
Religious affiliation(s)Presbyterian Church of Ghana
Founded1946; 77 years ago (1946)
FounderBasel Missionaries
Sister schoolPresbyterian Boys' Secondary School
School districtAkuapim South Municipal District
OversightGhana Education Service
AuthorizerMinistry of Education
HeadmistressAlice Prempeh-Fodjour
Education systemSenior high school
Color(s)Yellow and green   

The brother school of Aburi Girls is Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School, known as "PRESEC".


Aburi Girls Senior High School was formally established as a secondary school for girls in 1946 with only seven students;.[2]

However, its origin dates as far back as 1852, when the Basel Missionaries opened a school at primary level for girls at their mission station inside the town. The primary school continued until its takeover by the Scottish Mission during the World War I. In the 1920s the training of teachers was begun alongside a kindergarten section and a middle school, also for girls, and in 1946, secondary classes were introduced side by side with the teacher-training course.

In 1950 the Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) took over the Management of the school when its partner missions the Basel Mission and the Scottish Mission left. The secondary school was physically separated from the teacher training classes and moved to its present site on its present site on the outskirts of Aburi in 1954. Classes ran from Form 1 to Form 5 until 1958, when a Sixth Form was added. Presently the 3-year Senior High School system is run.

In 1972, the Methodist Training College located on the southern side of the school was closing down so Joyce Asibey, the first Ghanaian Headmistress initiated negotiations with the Methodist Church to acquire the college premises for the school. The compound had a dining hall, dormitory and classrooms and so it was used to house form one students. This was done to reduce the incidence of bullying. Due to the increase in numbers in the 1990s, this arrangement was stopped and the old “Metico” building is now bonafide house known as Irene Anderson House just as the entire compound. The school is located on the easternmost part of the ridge forming the Akuapem Mountains, about a mile to the south of Aburi.[1]

Global Robotics CompetitionEdit

A total of 12 students from the Aburi Girls Senior High School will be representing Ghana at the first ever Global Robotics Competition.[3]


The school currently has eight houses, named as follows:

  • Aberdeen House
  • Irene Anderson House
  • Sylvia Asempa House
  • Barradale House
  • Chapel House
  • Edinburgh House
  • Kilsyth House
  • Royal Park House

Programmes offeredEdit

Below are academic programmes offered in the school:[1]

  • Business
  • Visual Arts
  • Home Economics
  • General Science
  • General Arts


Between 2011 and 2015, the school cleared the top awards in two categories in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) winning Best in Mathematics and Science. Also in 2015, the school won the three top awards in the National Best School and Best Teacher Awards for the Senior High School Division for the Eastern Region.[4]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "ABURI GIRLS". www.ges.gov.gh. Archived from the original on 1 September 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Mahama celebrates with Aburi Girls School". GhanaWeb. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Aburi Girls SHS to represent Ghana at Global Robotics Competition". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 2021-09-13. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  4. ^ "Aburi Girls' SHS sweeps three topmost awards". Graphic Online. NANA KONADU AGYEMAN. 2015-10-18. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Akosua Adomako Ampofo". The Conversation. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  6. ^ Debrah, Ameyaw (2014-01-26). "Female scientist, Dr. Sylvia Josephine Anie becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK". AmeyawDebrah.Com. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  7. ^ "Ghanaian scientist and inventor honoured by Aburi Old Girls' Association". Modern Ghana. 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  8. ^ "Christine Alexandra Clerk Obituary - COLLEYVILLE, TX". Dignity Memorial. Archived from the original on 2018-03-30. Retrieved 2018-04-03.

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