St Peter’s SHS To Get First Assembly Hall After 67 Years

St. Peter’s Senior High School (SHS), located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, is set to receive its first assembly hall since its establishment 67 years ago. Founded in 1957, the school has operated without a dedicated assembly hall, instead utilizing the dining hall or playground for gatherings. The Ghanaian government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, has committed to constructing a modern assembly hall for the school.

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About St. Peter’s Senior High School (PERSCO)

St. Peter’s Senior High School, affectionately known as PERSCO, is a Roman Catholic boys’ institution situated in Nkwatia Kwahu, Eastern Region, Ghana. The school was established in 1957 by the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD).

  • Location: Nkwatia Kwahu, Eastern Region, Ghana
  • Motto: Dignitati Hominum (For the Dignity of Mankind)
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Establishment: 1957
  • School District: Kwahu East
  • School Colors: Yellow and Green
  • Nickname: Persco
  • Affiliation: Divine Word Missionaries
  • Patron Saint: Peter Claver
  • First Headmaster: Fr. Clement Hotze

Academic Facilities

  1. Classroom Block: Known as the “Class Side,” this area includes classroom blocks, science laboratories, a computer lab, a quiz room, and an administration block. It accommodates classes for Science, Business, Visual Arts, and General Arts.
  2. Science Laboratories: Dedicated to practical lessons in Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.
  3. Dormitories: The school features five dormitory blocks named after Roman Catholic saints associated with Africa or Black people.
  4. New Assembly Hall: Soon to be constructed by the government, providing a modern space for school gatherings.

Academic Programs

PERSCO offers four main academic programs:

  1. Visual Arts
  2. General Arts
  3. Science
  4. Business

Before the introduction of the computerized placement system, the school conducted entrance exams to admit top students, particularly in science programs.

Sports Facilities

The school includes a football pitch, athletics oval, basketball and volleyball courts, hockey pitch, and tennis courts. PERSCO has excelled in basketball, representing the Kwahu zone in the Super-Zonal sports festivals from 2000 to 2004.

Special Features

  • Palm Plantations: The school has two large palm plantations providing palm fruits for students and serving as welcoming areas for visitors.
  • School Chapel: The chapel accommodates the entire student body for Sunday mass, led by the School Chaplain or other priest-teachers. The Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese occasionally visits.
  • School Crocodiles: PERSCO is home to two crocodiles, serving as symbolic mascots and tourist attractions. The school’s wildlife club is responsible for their care.

Notable Alumni

St. Peter’s SHS boasts an impressive list of alumni, including:

  • Ken Attafuah: Criminologist and head of the National Identification Authority
  • Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu: Majority Leader of Parliament and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
  • Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu: Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana
  • Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare: Director General, Ghana Health Service
  • Dr. Archibald Letsa: Volta Regional Minister
  • Kwaku Kwarteng: Deputy Minister of Finance
  • Kwabena Kwabena: Highlife Musician
  • John Ofori-Tenkorang: Director General of SSNIT
  • Selorm Adadevoh: CEO of MTN Ghana
  • Magnom: Musician and Music Producer
  • Gilbert Asante: Photographer

The new assembly hall will significantly enhance the infrastructure of St. Peter’s SHS, providing a dedicated space for assemblies and other important events, thus marking a historic development for the school. stands as a specialized blog concentrating on education, committed to delivering reliable Ghana Education News. We offer the latest developments concerning the Ghana Education Service, WASSCE, and BECE exams. Our coverage includes…

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