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Nsein SHS named Kwame Nkrumah Senior High School, Nsein


The Board and Management of Nsein SHS, Nsein Traditional Council, and the Old Students Association, have formally announced the decision to restore the name of the school to Kwame Nkrumah Senior High School, Nsein.

Former Board Chairman and an old student, Venerable Anthony Eiwuley, said the restoration of the name of Nsein SHS to Kwame Nkrumah Senior High School, Nsein, is a momentous decision to mark a significant milestone in the community’s efforts to honour the legacy of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

At a news conference in Accra, where the restored name was announced, Mr. Eiwuley said the official inauguration would be held on September 21 to mark the 105th birthday anniversary of Dr Nkrumah. He said with that, the school would be the only second-cycle institution in Ghana named after the first president.

He reiterated that the school was originally named after the first president, Dr. Nkrumah, whose regime built it, but was changed to Axim Secondary School in the wake of the February 24, 1966 coup d’etat, after which the then traditional council took exception to that and named it Nsein Secondary because it was situated on Nsein soil after a litigation from 1967 until 1970.

He added that during the 60th anniversary celebration in November 2022, the paramount chief of the area, Nana Agyefi Kwame, made a historic declaration and announced that he has reconsidered his position to support the change of the school’s name, which paved the way for the board of governors of the school to unanimously approve of the renaming.

Mr. Eiwuley said the school, now renamed, would inspire generations of students to embody the values and the pursuit of the principles of self-reliance and excellence that Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah stood for in Pan-Africanism.


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