St. Peter’s Boys Senior High School (Nkwatia)

St. Peter’s Boys Senior High School (Nkwatia)

St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School, or PERSCO, is a Roman Catholic boy’s senior high school in the Eastern Region of Ghana.[1]The school was established in 1957 by the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD). The school is located in the town of Nkwatia Kwahu on the Kwahu Ridge.

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School chapel

The chapel building can accommodate the entire student population. Sunday mass is attended by the student body and Catholic staff members. Catholic residents of the township also worship in the chapel. There are visits from the Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese under which the parish falls. Mass is officiated by the School Chaplain and sometimes by other priests who are usually members of the teaching staff.

School crocodiles

The school has two crocodiles which are considered as important components in the school’s tapestry. The crocodiles are almost like the school’s mascots and also serve as a tourist attraction as many first time visitors to the school head toward the crocodiles’ enclosure first before going on to take care of their businesses. The crocodiles are the responsibility of the school’s wildlife club.

Notable alumni

  • Ken Attafuah – Ghanaian criminologist and head of the National Identification Authority
  • Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu- Majority leader of parliament of the New Patriotic Party