The Bishop

Name: Joseph Kwaku
Date of Birth: December 22
Place of Birth: Akim Swedru, Eastern Region of Ghana
Father: Henry K. OKRAH (deceased)
Mother: Gladys Y. OKRAH (deceased)

Our Mission

We are the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua who brings Christ to all people in the diocese by preaching the word of God, administering the sacraments and by providing quality education, health, humanitarian and other social services.

Our Vision

"Evangelizing through self reliance"
The vision translated into the three local languages used in the diocese, Akan, Ewe and Krobo, shall be disseminated throughout the diocese to galvanize, efforts of all in the diocese towards this common vision.


At the induction ceremony to usher the new Head into office, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua, Most Rev. Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum, said the expectation of the church, as well as that of other stakeholders, as Fr Ohene takes over the administration of the school is high. He therefore, entreated both the teaching and non-teaching staffs to give him their maximum support and co-operation.
During the installation rite, the Bishop asked Fr. Ohene regarding his suitability for the office of the Headmaster of the Institution and his readiness to commit himself to the new office and its responsibility to which the latter responded in the affirmative. He expressed his readiness to fulfil the educational aims of the State and the specific vision and mission of the school.
Very Rev. Fr. Benjamin Opoku Ohene, who holds postgraduate degree in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Masters in Educational Administration, also from the University of Cape Coast and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from GIMPA, in his induction speech, thanked the Catholic Church and the school’s stakeholders for the trust reposed in him.

He asked for both commitment and support from all stakeholders who matter especially in the administration of the school so that together, Pope John SHS and Minor Seminary can will continue to excel and raise the flag of aspirations of the founding fathers and the good name that the school has always chalked.
The staff and students of POJOSS also pledged their allegiance and support to the substantive headmaster and submitted their readiness to assist him to foster co-operation and duty-bound in helping raise POJOSS.

Preaching at the preceding Mass to mark the occasion, Bishop Afrifah-Agyekum advised Fr. Ben Ohene to be the salt of the Earth and the light of the world. In the words of St. Paul to the Philippians 4:8, the Bishop urged Fr Ohene in these words: Finally, Fr. Ben Opoku Ohene, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things and may the Good Lord be with you and let these virtues mark your administration as the tenth (10th ) Headmaster of POJOSS.
Present at the ceremony were Fr. Gorleku, the Rector of Pope John Minor Seminary, Fr. Andy Dunyo, the Board Chair of the School, scores of Priests both from the Archdiocese of Accra and the Diocese of Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Eastern Regional Director of Education, the New Juaben North Municipal Director of Education, Eastern Regional Manager of Catholic Schools, Members of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Old Students of Pope John Senior High and Minor Seminary and friends of the Newly Inducted Headmaster.

Contact Us / Follow Us
Address: Box KF 625,
Koforidua, Ghana
Tel: 0595-222-361(Office)
E-mail: [email protected]


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