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Mawuli Senior High School

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The vision of the founding fathers of Mawuli School was to establish a Christian institution that would give training at second cycle level to both boys and girls in the various disciplines with prominence given to Agriculture. The emphasis was on practical Agriculture.


“To offer holistic education to the individual’s whole being, – Head, Heart, and Hand.




Mawuli School was established on February 24, 1950 at Ho as a result of joint efforts by the government of Ghana and the E.P Church, Ghana.  It happens to be the first government assisted secondary school in the Volta Region.

The Colonial British Government administering the mandated trust territory of Togoland was accused of neglect of the territory educationally.  The fact that the accusation had reached the United Nations caused the Governor of the Colonial Administration himself to become keenly interested in the seeing to it that something was done before the visit of the UN commission to the colony to ascertain the facts for itself.

This is what led to the birth of Mawuli School at Ho.

Since the E.P. Church was also exploring the possibility of establishing a Secondary School, the Colonial Government and the church went ahead with plans to get the school started to solve the political problem.

Rev. Prof. C.G. Baeta of blessed memory, who was the synod clerk in 1948 – 1949, was mandated by the church to find a science graduate reverend minister to head the school because the church wanted the school to have a strong science base and sound moral upbringing.

On his trip to Scotland and the USA on the church’s business, he raised the question of the headmaster.  In his search in the USA he came into contact with a young chemistry lecturer, an ordained minister, who agreed to accept the challenge.  It was this event which saw Rev. Dr. Walter Paul Trost as the first headmaster of Mawuli school.

The school started at Ho-Kpodzi using the buildings and facilities of the E.P Church Old seminary for classes.

The birth of Mawuli School gave joy to the Colonial Administration for it solved the political problems.  Just one year after its establishment, the Colonial Government started permanent structures on the vast parcel of land graciously donated by Togbe Gotlieb Agya Kodzo Glalah on behalf of the Glalah family of Ho-Ahoe.

Mawuli had a very humble beginning commencing with Nineteen (19) male students.  Twenty girls were admitted into the school for the first time in 1956, making it co-educational.

STATUS: Mawuli Senior High School is mainly a boarding institution.  All the first year students admitted into the school are offered boarding status

  2. Akakati Procession.

In 1954 when the school’s first West African School Certificate Examination results were released Eighteen (18) out of the Nineteen (19) candidates presented passed splendidly.

The school celebrated this achievement by organizing a torchlight procession where the torchlight was made from dry palm fronds and hence the name Akakati procession has become a permanent feature in all our celebrations.  Akakati is the Ewe word for torchlight made from dry palm fronds.

  1. Honours Days/Speech and Prize-Giving Day.
PASSES 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
8 157 122 179 263 316 289 334 196 208 237
7 74 74 81 117 106 85 154 117 96 132
6 51 71 53 73 60 78 57 56 55 47
5 67 85 60 57 58 54 25 34 11
4 59 57 41 28 30 42 17 13 19 04
3 40 39 33 16 24 16 8 3 09
2 14 12 10 11 15 10 2 02
1 10 12 13 3 2 2 1 2
FAIL 4 5 4 3 0 1
ABSENT 4 2 4 4 0 1 3 1 1
RESULT HELD 2 4 0 1 3 1 1
TOTAL 476 479 479 575 611 578 600 422 426 431

National Science and Mathematics Quiz                                                              

Mawuli School first participated in the National Science and Maths Quiz Competition in the 1993 edition and got eliminated in the first round by St. Mary’s Secondary School, Accra.

The school performed better in the 1996 competition when Mawuli School defeated Aburi Girls’ Secondary School in the first round, and nibbled St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia at the Quarter finals but lost thereafter to St. Augustine’s College at the semi finals.



The school has a new 18 – Unit GET FUND Classroom Block used by the first year students.  On the block also is the Home Economics Department.  Another classroom block is the White Block which is a storey building comprising six classroom mainly used by final year students, A block is also named Long Block.  It consists of eleven classes mainly for the second and part of the third year students.  There is also a T-Block comprising only two classrooms. In addition to the above are the Chemistry, Physics and Biology laboratories.  The school has a Library named after the second Headmaster as Banini Library.  The school can also boast of a science Resource Centre named after a white Chemistry teacher as David Desmond.


Recreational Grounds.

The school has the following Recreational Grounds:  One Soccer field, two volleyball courts, a handball court and an old dilapidated basketball court built in 1950.

There is a park named Baeta Park named after the Synod Clerk of the E.P. Church from 1948 – 49 where students and workers relax during their free time or entertain visitors.  Some important events like the Honours Day Celebration are sometimes held at the park.  Apart from these, school cultural festivals are held at the park.

  2. Agriculture: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics
  3. General Arts: Literature In English, French, Ewe, Government, Music, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, Elective Mathematics
  4. Business: Financial Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Principles of Cost Accounting,  Elective Mathematics
  5. Home Economics: Management In Living, Foods Nutrition, Clothing, Textiles, French, Chemistry, General Knowledge – In – Art
  6. Visual Arts: General Knowledge – In – Art, Textiles, Picture Making, Graphic Design
  7. General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Elective, Biology, Geography
  8. Technical: Technical Drawing, Physics, Elective Mathematics, Auto Mechanics, Applied Electricity


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