At Kumasi High School, our aim is to provide an excellent academic and vocational training which will prepare our students for the world of work by making them most fruitful both theoretically and practically. This will hopefully help our students to attain the highest possible quality of life.
Admission is based purely on a good pass in the Basic Education Certification Examination (B.E.C.E) which is organized annually by the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C). Students are admitted to the school by computerized system of selection done by the Ghana Education Service.
Kumasi High School started as a private Secondary School known as Kwame Nkrumah Secondary school. It was established in 1962 by the late S. K. Amoah in a rented premise at Asuoyeboah, a suburb of Kumasi. In 1963 / 64 academic year, it was moved to kwadaso and was also housed in rented premises at the present day Peter’s Educational Centre.
The then Kwame Nkrumah Secondary school which was mixes institution (i.e. male and female) was absorbed into the public school system by the Ghana Government in the 1965 / 66 academic year with Mr. Albert Appiah, formerly of Prempeh College as the first Headmaster.
After the 19966 military coup which ousted the latte President Kwame Nkrumah’s regime, the Board of Governors of the then Kwame Nkrumah Secondary school, sought the approval of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and changed the school’s name to Kumasi High School. In 1968, Kumasi High School was recognized by the ministry of Education as a Boys Boarding School. In 1971, through the instrumentality of the late Asantehene, Otumuo Opoku Ware II, a 113 acre of land was acquired from the royal stool of Gyinase for the construction of permanent buildings for the school.
In 1974, amid great fanfare, the then Ashanti Regional Commissioner, the late Commander Joy Amedume cut the sword to commence the construction of most of the buildings seen in the school today.