Senior High Schools in Ghana and their codes

senior high schools in ghana and codes

Each Senior High School in Ghana is assigned a code by the Ghana Education Service (GES). This code is used for many administrative and examination purposes across the country.

The codes have some pattern purposely for easy identification of a school, especially to determine which regions the schools fall under.

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To download the full list of all senior high schools in Ghana and their codes or to download for a specific region go to our DOWNLOADS PAGE.

There we have simplified the list according to regions as an option.

The Pattern of SHS WAEC Codes

Each school's code is made up of seven digits where the first three digits determine the region to which the school belongs, and the last four is the specific school's unique code.

Example: Accra Academy's school's code is: 0010121

The 001 represents the Greater Accra region and 0121 represents Accra Academy's unique code.

The code pattern for each region are as follows:

  1. Greater Accra - begins with 001
  2. Eastern Region - begins with 002
  3. Central Region - begins with 003
  4. Western & Western North - 004
  5. Ashanti Region - 005
  6. Ahafo, Bono & Bono East - 006
  7. Volta & Oti Region - 007
  8. Northern, Savannah & North East - 008
  9. Upper East - 009
  10. Upper West - 010
The pattern of code for Technical &  Vocational SHS

Technical & Vocational Schools also have a school code which is seven digits but generally begins with 90 where the third digit determines the region.

Example: Wa Technical Institute code is: 9100101

The 910 represents Upper West (as shown below) and 0101 represents Wa Tech. Institutes unique code.

  1. Greater Accra - begins with 901
  2. Eastern Region - begins with 902
  3. Central Region - begins with 903
  4. Western & Western North - 904
  5. Ashanti Region - 905
  6. Ahafo, Bono & Bono East - 906
  7. Volta & Oti Region - 907
  8. Northern, Savannah & North East - 908
  9. Upper East - 909
  10. Upper West - 910

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