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Apam Senior High School
Apam Senior High School

Apam Senior High School

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Apam Senior High School is a coeducational senior high school at Apam in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region of Ghana.
Apam Senior High School
Location:Apam Central Region 233 Ghana
School type Public High School High School
Founded 20 February 1953
Founder J.W. De-Graft Johnson
Status active
School district Gomoa West District
Oversight Ministry of Education
Head of school Nana E. C. Acuah
Gender Boys and Girls
Age 14 to 18
Classes offered General Science, General Arts, Business Visual Arts
Language English
Houses 10
School colour(s) Yellow and Green
Slogan Obrapa! Gya Owura Kwan.
Nickname Apamytes
Alumni David Dontoh
Prof. Ato Quayson

Apam Secondary School, in the Zone B District of the Central region of Ghana, was established in 1953 at Paado’s plains, a suburb of Apam (a coastal town in the area). The school had a very humble beginning under a cocoa shed and oak trees. It started under the management of Rev. deGraft-Johnson as a day school with Mr. C.S Arthur Hesse as the only teacher.

In 1960, the school relocated to its present site, Mbofra mfa Adwen, with a very grand and impressive opening ceremony performed by Lord Listowel, the last Governor of the then Gold Coast, now Ghana. The development of the school that led to the adoption of the name Great Apass was achieved under the leadership and aegis of the late Dr. Peter Augustus Owiredu otherwise known as PAO. Dr. P.A Owiredu took over as the headmaster from Rev. degraft-Johnson in 1959 to 1981(?).

By 1964, the school had moved from a day school to a boarding school and had introduced advanced Level subjects in the Arts and Sciences in addition to the Ordinary Level courses it offered.

Great Apass is presently[when?] under the leadership of Mr. F.A. Faun. The school has a current[when?] student population of 1,808 with 63 teaching staff and 48 non- teaching staff.

Programmes run by the school include; General Arts,Business, Science, Home Economics and Visual [3]


1. 1953 – 1958 Rev. J. W. De-Graft Johnson

2. 1959 – 1979 Dr. P.A. Owiredu

3. 1980 – 1988 Mr. Sam Parry

4. 1988 – 2004 Mrs. Esther Hamilton

5. 2004 to date Mr. Archibold K. Fuah [4]

Great Apass over the years have good performance in academics and sports activities.

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