Our Mission

  1. To create a conducive environment for teaching and learning
  2. To engage and maintain qualified and dedicated staff
  3. To impart the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for further training to fit into the world of work and living through stakeholder engagement.

Our Vision

An institution of excellence to provide holistic education to the Girl-Child for further training to become productive citizens



Religious Freedom & Tolerance

Despite the school is located in a Muslim dominated community, it is crucial to acknowledge that the school’s administration maintains a high level of tolerance when it comes to matters of faith and worship. Students are not pressured, either directly or indirectly, not to exercise their religious duties or obligations, they are neither forced to adhere to any specific beliefs or worship practices. The school fully upholds the freedom of worship and promotes religious tolerance in accordance with the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana.

Pagnaa History

Tamale Girls Senior High School was established in 1998/99 academic year as the first Girls Senior High School in Northern Region. The initiative of the establishment of the school was by the RAINS/CAMFED, an international NGO in collaboration with the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) and Ghana Education Service to cater for the pressing needs for female institution in the Region.

The school started with an enrolment of 62 girls with 12 teachers.  The programmes of study are General Arts, General Science, Business and Home Economics.  With the progression of the school, the enrolment as at 2018/19 stands at 1,328 with 73 teachers and 59 non-teaching staffs respectively.

The first acting Head of the school in 1999 was Mr. Issah Issahaku (INSECT).  He was supported by an interim management board. 

In the year 2000, the first substantive headmistress of the school Miss Mercy Amanquandoh was appointed.  Upon her retirement, the second headmistress, Hajia Mariatu Mohammed took over the administration of the school in January, 2010. She also retired in May, 2014 and the third Headmistress, Hajia Amina M. Musah took over the administration of the school. The 4th Headmistress, Hajia Nafisa Abukari was transferred from Sawla SHS to Tamale Girls SHS as new headmistress in October 2016.

General Discipline of the School

The school has a significantly high level of discipline, with great emphasis placed on instilling good behavior and moral standards in the students. As the first public girls’ secondary school of its kind in the Region, we have redoubled our efforts to cultivate a strong sense of discipline in preparation for the challenges of life.

We have established effective administrative structures that promote discourse, consultation, information sharing, and cooperation among all members of the school community. Through form masters or mistress day, SRC meetings, staff meetings, and the active involvement of our PTA and Board of Governors, conflicts are effectively managed.