Tamale Senior High School

Brief History of TAMASCO

Tamale Secondary School was the first co-educational senior high school in the Northern Region of Ghana. The School was established at a time when the agitation for Ghana’s independence had gathered momentum and the demand for a secondary school in the north had also intensified and had become non-negotiable.
The main objective of the establishment of the institution amongst others was to mitigate the widening gap of the human resource capacity between the North and the South of the then British Colony.
Tamale Secondary School, therefore, was officially opened in January, 1951 as the first secondary school in the Northern Territories under the name Government Secondary School.
The School started with twenty (20) boys with Rahim Gbadamosi as it first Senior Prefect. Mr. R.N. Bryant, the then Northern Territories Education Officer acted as the headmaster.

Vision of TAMASCO

“To be an icon of secondary education in Northern Ghana and beyond”

Mission of TAMASCO

“To provide quality education that will lead to brave, sincere, highly-competent and disciplined students for tertiary education and related disciplines”


Our Tamale Secondary School
Has a wonderful opportunity
To be the Light of Northern Ghana
We her children must be bold and brave
Sincere and faithful
Happy and gay, we stand and strive
For the glory of our school.

Guidance and Counselling Department

Head of Department:
Osman Iddi Ibn Sheriff

The school provides guidance and counseling services to both staff and students.

The Services Includes:

Career Guidance

One-on-one Counselling

Group Counselling

Class Visitations

Orientation Services

Capacity Building Sessions

Social Marketing

Sources of Information 

Guide on ScholarshipOpportunities