Bolgatanga Senior High School is a co-educational institution located in Winkongo, a community in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The school was established in 1970 with 75 students. The number of staff then was eleven in total: three professional teachers and eight supporting staff. The school offers the following courses: Agriculture, Business, Home Economics, General Science and General Art.
Records show that students from Bolgatanga Senior High School perform well in WASSCE examinations and national sports competitions.The school also won the 2016/17 National Health Insurance Scheme Quiz competition.
The school was forced to temporally closed down following student riots over the death of their colleague student. A committee was set up to investigate the matter.
Bolgatanga, colloquially known as Bolga, is a town and the capital of the Bolgatanga Municipal District and Upper East Region of Ghana, adjacent to the border with Burkina Faso. Bolgatanga has over 2012 settlement and a population of about 66,685 people. Bolgatanga is 161 km to the north of Tamale. Bolgatanga lies in the Red Volta River Valley, with the White Volta River and the cliffs of the Gambaga Escarpment to the south of the town forming the southern boundary of the Upper East region.
The Upper East Region is located in north Ghana and is the second smallest of 10 now 16 administrative regions in Ghana, occupying a total land surface of 8,842 square kilometers or 2.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The Upper East regional capital is Bolgatanga, sometimes referred to as Bolga. Other major towns in the region include Navrongo, Paga, Bawku and Zebilla.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally. Established in 1952, the council has contributed to education in Anglophonic countries of West Africa, with the number of examinations they have coordinated, and certificates they have issued. They also formed an endowment fund, to contribute to the education in West Africa, through lectures, and aid to those who cannot afford education.
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