Bolgatanga Senior High School

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Bolgatanga Senior High School is a co-educational institution located in Winkongo, a community in the Upper East Region of Ghana. [1]



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. [2] [3] [4] The school also won the 2016/17 National Health Insurance Scheme Quiz competition. [5] [6]



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. [7]

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