Gender: Mixed

Housing status: Day

Telephone:  0244740594

District: Kasena-Nankani Municipal

Year of Establishment; 1960


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A school in Navrongo called Navrongo Senior High School was founded in September 1960 by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. The college was called President’s College. The president expressed his hope that this institution will grow into a preeminent educational hub in the north and promised to closely monitor its development. Later on, it was known as NAVASCO or just Navrongo School. Its mascot is the horn, a significant emblem of authority, bravery, and monarchy in northern Ghana. In Latin, “LUX BOREALIS” is the school’s motto. “The Light of the North” is what it signifies. Older kids are referred to as NABIA, which is a word for citizen in the area.


To train and equip the Ghanaian youth with the requisite academic know-how, ideas, and skills in a congenial atmosphere to guarantee continuous supply of quality human resource needs of the country.


  • To achieve high academic excellence especially in the sciences and humanities.
  • To turn out patriotic and resourceful individuals who would exhibit moral and spiritual uprightness.
  • To equip the individual with information communication technology to be able to face current global trends of human development;
  • To provide avenues for the holistic development of the individual the group and the society.



Navrongo Senior High School was founded in September 1960. The foundation stone was laid by Hon. L.R. Abavana the then Minister for the Northern Territories in the first Republic of Ghana.  The student population for the start of the year was sixty-seven (67) students which has grown over the years to increase it to One Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Seven (1,287) at present.

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The first President of Ghana, Osagefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah opened the school and wrote in the log Book thus – “This school has a future, I shall watch its progress with keen interest”.

Navrongo Senior High School is located in Janania, a suburb of Navrongo in the Kassena –Nankana District of the Upper East Region.



NAVASCO is one of few schools in northern Ghana with a wealth of physical infrastructure, a major reason for its ability to educate many people. It is the oldest and one of the most prestigious secondary schools in the Upper East Region and among about eight elite schools in northern Ghana. In the 1970s, it became known for its agricultural activities under Mr. MacDonald, a veteran British educator. The school has a dam for irrigation farming and an orchard a few meters from the chapel. The school is blessed with hectares of farmlands that afford almost all Teaching and non-teaching staff with farming opportunities. There is the Kasadjan Sports Stadium for recreation. The famous MacDonald Hall serves assembly and entertainment purposes. The school library served the school and the community for years. A workshop also ensures that not much is bought from outside of school. Carpentry and metal works for all things on campus are carried out in this workshop. There were fourteen residential halls for students as at 2015. They are Kwegyir Aggrey, John F. Kennedy, Livingstone, Abatey, Ferguson, Garvey, Guggisberg, Nkrumah, Volta, and Abavana halls all for gentlemen. Slessor, Tono, Independence, and Luther King halls served

Notable alumni

The school educated many of the North’s elite. Others come from the southern parts of Ghana. Notable among its old students are

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  • Navasco is almost a household name in the
    Country. It has received awards in various
    fields including Agric, ICT Robotics, Academic
    Excellence and Science. In the field of Sport,
    the school is a formidable force to reckon with.

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