About Us

Sunyani Senior High School,  Post Office Box 156, Sunyani - Bono Region, Ghana - West Africa Email: susec@susec.edu.gh/info@susec.edu.gh



Excellence in Secondary Education for Nation Building


To provide a holistic education which makes students productive, patriotic and useful to themselves and society  

Core Values 

Motto: Me man nti nny3 me nti


Sunyani Secondary School popularly known as SUSEC is one of the products of Ghana Education Trust. It was established in 1960 by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the then Prime Minister of Ghana.

The first batch of students 36, in number, comprising 31 Boys and 5 girls were admitted on Friday 30th October, 1960.

On 13th December, 1960, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah inaugurated the school at a colourful ceremony. The school started with only 3 Teachers and 9 Non-Teaching Staff.

Sunyani Secondary School started as a co-educational Institution but after a short time, people in high places decided to make it a Boys’ school. As a result, the few girls in the school were sent to Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ School. Fortunately, the decision was rescinded and the following year, girls were admitted again to the school.

The first Headmaster of the school was the late Mr. P.D. Quartey, a bold Sportsman and adventurer who dared the unknown to come from Accra to Sunyani to start a big programme. He and his staff did a yeoman’s work to lay a solid foundation for great institution to emerge in Brong Ahafo Region.


The symbol for the school is an “Elephant” it was chosen from the name Sunyani which is the corrupted form of the name “Ason Dwaee” meaning, the place where elephants were killed and skinned by the great hunter and warrior Nana Boahen Korkor the founder of Sunyani traditional area.

The first Headmaster, Mr. P. D. Quartey of blessed memory coined the motto “Me man nti enye me nti” from the statement made in Latin by the great leader Osagyefo Dr. Nkrumah that “A man was born not for himself alone but for his country.”

The present administration has systematically built on the foundation laid by past heroes and has transformed Sunyani Secondary School into a dynamic, indomitable and formidable academic haven for students who want to make a headway in life.

The school has experienced a tremendous and remarkable growth over the years. The teaching staff has increased from four (4) to one hundred and Ninety-eight (198) and non-teaching has also moved from nine (9) to one hundred and five (105). The initial student population of 36 has increased to Four Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty Seven (4437).

The following figures show the number of students who have passed out of Sunyani Secondary School. Among these are Doctors, Nurses, Lawyers Parliamentarians, Heads of institutions and Departments, Teachers, Pastors, Private Businessmen and Women.

Ordinary Level – G.C.E. (‘O’ Level) Students - 4,213

Advanced Level – G.C.E (“A” Level) Students - 2,020

Senior High School Students - 11400


1. Mr. Peter David Quartey 960 - 1967

2. Mr. E. Obeng – Mensah 1967 – 1972

3. Mr. M. K. Atiemo 1972 – 1977

4. Mr. Thomas Akwasi Adae Owusu 1977 – 1980

5. Mr. M. K. Atigbor 1979 – 1986

6. Mr. Peter Owusu-Donkor 1987 – 1990

7. Mrs. Berlinda S. Addo 1990 – 1996

8. Mr. David Osei –Wusu 1996 – 1997

9. Mr. Joseph Awuah 1997 – 2010

10. Ms. Georgina Boakye 2011- 2017

11. Mr. Michael Nsiah-Agyapong 2017 – 2021

12. Mr Gordon Osei Marfo 2022 – Date