Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary (formerly St John’s Seminary and College, nicknamed POJOSS), is an all-boys boarding school, located at Effiduase, Koforidua, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It was established in 1958 by Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers SVD as a Catholic seminary for boys who wished to become priests. Students are offered courses such as general arts, general science, business and visual arts to pursue and after their stay in the school, sit an external examination called the West African Senior School Certificate Examination to be placed in any of the tertiary institutions in the country.

The students of the school are usually referred to as Pojomma while the alumni are addressed as Pojoba, to which they respond Daasebre. Since its establishment in 1958, the school has achieved many successes and has produced great men for Ghana and the world over. There are 2100 boys in the school.

Academic activities of the school are structured into departments are headed by heads-of-department who are directly responsible to the assistant headmaster academics. They are the departments of General Science, General Arts, Business, and Visual Arts.

Mrs. Benedicta Foli

Headmistress of Pope John


To train students to excel academically, to be morally upright and well-discipline by the time they complete their course of studies in the  school.


To build an excellent educational institution capable of training distinguish Catholic priest and high level manpower who will run the affairs of the nation in the nearest foreseeable future

Motto "Vela Damus (We Set Sail)"

Notable alumni

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast

 Former Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of the Ghana Armed Forces and Member of Council of State

Commandant of Military Academy and Training Schools

Director General of International Peace Support Operations, Ghana Armed Forces

former Vice Chancellor of KNUST

Former Minister of Communications

MP for Lower Manya Krobo and Former Deputy Minister of Defence

Minister of Information and MP for Ofoasi/Ayirebi

Hip-hop star and Entrepreneur

Archbishop Charles G. Palmer-Buckle, Archbishop of Accra.