Yaa Asantewaa Secondary School

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Yaa Asantewaa Girls' Senior High School
P. O. Box 1901

School typePublic High School All Girls School
MottoLove and Service
DenominationMethodist, Presbyterian
FounderDr Kwame Nkrumah
OversightMinistry of Education
HeadmistressMs.Esuande Rabin Famiyeh[1]
Age14 to 18
Number of students1014
Classes offeredBusiness, Home Economics, General Science, Agric Science, General Arts, Visual Arts.
School colour(s)Skyblue and White

Yaa Asantewaa Girl's Senior High School (Yagshs) is an all female second cycle institution in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.


Yaa Asantewaa Girls' Senior High is located in a suburb called Tanoso in the Atwima District in Ashanti Region (Kumasi).


Yaa Asantewaa Girls' Senior High was established in 1951 by Ghana's first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The school was however started in 1960 with funds from the Ghana Education Trust. Yaa Asantewaa as the name implies was named after the Queen mother of Ejisu Yaa Asantewaa who led a war against the British Colonialists.[2]

School Crest[edit]

The Yaa Asantewaa Girls' Senior High School Crest is one of the most beautiful in the country. It is more admirable to know the interpretations of the symbols enclosed in the blue frame.

  • The torch symbolizes light, brightness or vision.
  • The sword symbolizes royalty.
  • The gun symbolizes bravery.
  • The book represents academic excellence.
  • The hen and chickens stand for motherhood.


Yaa Asantewaa Senior High maintains an ongoing alliance with their boys' school, Prempeh College called Amanadehye.


  1. ^ "List of Headmistresses". Yaghs. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Brief History". Yaghs. Retrieved 13 April 2015.