Kumasi High School, often referred to as KUHIS, is a boys’ senior high school in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It was established in 1962, by S. K. Amoah. The students are known collectively as Mmerantee.
It is located in Gyinyase near Ahinsan Estate.
The motto of the school is Truth conquers
Kumasi High School started as a private institution called Kwame Nkrumah Secondary School under the initiative of S. K. Amoah. In 1963, the School moved to Kwadaso in Kumasi from Asuoyeboa and occupied rented premises.
In 1965–66 academic year, Amoah’s school was absorbed by the government and became a public institution, with same name as Kwame Nkrumah Secondary School. The school then moved to Kwadaso, another rented premises owned by P. K. Mensah, a contractor whose son was then a student of the school. Albert Appiah, who was then a tutor at Prempeh College, was appointed as the first Headmaster of the school. The aftermath of the 1966 military coup d’état that ousted President Nkrumah’s regime saw the school’s name being changed to the present name, Kumasi High School. The school was a mixed institution and during the 1966/67 academic year, the female students were transferred to Kumasi Girls Secondary School (KUGISS). Thus, paving the way for a boys’ school.
In 1977 it moved to occupy its permanent site at Gyinyase, a suburb of Kumasi. In 1978/79 academic year, the school was authorised to run Sixth Form courses in Business, Arts and Science. The school has witnessed major transformations and academic successes and is currently running the Senior High School system.
kumasi high school uniform
Kumasi high school was once awarded Best African Business School. The School has made a lot of effort and has won a lot of awards over the years. They have been to the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) in the past. in 2012 Kumasi High School placed 4th in position after they got to the semi-finals. Although the School has never won the Quiz but has made tremendous effort over the past 4 years. Kumasi High School is the only school with the highest point in the Quarter finals of the NSMQ.