Full Prospectus List for all SHS Students in Ghana

Every year, tens of thousands of students are admitted to Senior High Schools accross Ghana. Are you a junior high school graduate planning to attend one of Ghana’s Shs schools? Then there are a few items you’ll need to keep things running well.

These requirements are generally found in a book called a prospectus, which you will receive when you are accepted into one of the senior high schools.

Every senior high school in Ghana has its unique prospectus, however, this page will give you a general idea of what you may expect as a first-year senior high student.

Prospectus for SHS schools in Ghana

Hairstyle

You need a short and decent haircut to be able to be approved in any of the SHS schools in Ghana. However, if you keep a long, permed, curled hair at school you will be punished and sent home or the barbering saloon for a shortcut.

Foodstuffs

  • Gari
  • Shito
  • Milk powder
  • Sugar
  • Groundnut
  • Sardine
  • Milo
  • Cornflakes
  • Biscuits and drinks

Items to be bought by Boys

  • Treated Mosquito Net
  • Bible (RSV)
  • Methodist Hymn Book
  • 2 Pairs of Khaki Trousers
  • 2 White Shirts (Short Sleeves)
  • 2 White Shirts (Long Sleeves suitable for wearing necktie)
  • 1 Pair of White trousers
  • 1 pair of white shorts
  • 1 pair of black trousers
  • 2 pairs of khaki trousers
  • 2 pairs of khaki shorts
  • 2 white round neck T shirts
  • 4 pairs of socks (black)
  • 6 singlets (white)
  • 2 Towels
  • 1 Pillow
  • 1 Foam mattress (white leather cover)
  • 6 Handkerchiefs (white)
  • 1 Raincoat/umbrella
  • 1 pair of leather shoes (black or brown)
  • 1 pair of canvas shoes – for sports
  • 1 sleeping cloth and pyjamas
  • 3 white bed sheets
  • 3 Pillow cases (white)
  • Electric Iron
  • 1 Blanket
  • 1 trunk and 1 chop box
  • 1 Scientific calculator
  • New Cloth for Sunday morning worship
  • 1 Bucket with cover plastic
  • 1 set of cutlery
  • 2 Scrubbing brushes (1 long handle and 1 short)
  • 1 Bucket with cover (plastic)
  • 1 set of cutlery
  • 2 scrubbing brushes (1 long handle and 1 short)
  • 1 New cutlass (preferably crocodile)
  • 1 Touch-Light
  • 1 White jumper
  • 2 Cups
  • 2 plates
  • 2 Bowls
  • 1 Water-bottle (Not Voltic bottle)
  • 1 Plate bag
  • 1 Hoe
  • 1 mop with bucket
  • 1 pair of leather sandals (black or brown)
  • Liquid detergent (1 Mr Muscle; 1 Parazone)
  • 1 Ceiling brush and 2 packs of naphthalene balls
  • 2 Brooms (1 long handle, 1 short)

Items to be bought by Girls

Below is the list of items that every student going to boarding school should have;

  • Tracksuit
  • African print
  • 2 White dresses
  • Two Green check dress
  • School cloth
  • Ceremonial dress
  • 1 pair of black Ashanti slippers
  • Two scrubbing brushes
  • 2 towel or rag (for cleaning)
  • 1 cutlass/ hoe
  • 1 mop &1 plastic long broom
  • 1 long scrubbing brush
  • Two white bed sheets and 2 pillow cases
  • Bible
  • Standard brown sandals for classes
  • 5 pairs of white socks
  • Toilet Roll (1 pack)
  • Two Antiseptic
  • Small chop box
  • one mosquito net
  • Health insurance(compulsory)
  • Suitcase/trunk
  • Two plates, mug & saucer
  • One set of cutlery & two napkins
  • One sleeping cloth & one pillow
  • Plastic bucket & pail
  • 12 panties and 6 handkerchiefs
  • 2 Black long vest and under wear (2)
  • Set of hangers
  • One pair of white canvas shoes
  • Pajamas (2)
  • One electric iron
  • 1 flash light (torch light)
  • One umbrella or rain coat
  • Washing powder, bathing soap, disposable shaving sticks & pegs
  • 1 Pair of Black shoe
  • 1 Black belt and 1 brown
  • Blanket
  • Small mirror
  • Sanitary Pad at least 3 packs
  • Washing powder, bathing soap, disposable shaving sticks and pegs
  • Black Polythene (small size) one pack
  • One other bed sheet

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