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Menstruation knowledge is necessary to reduce the impacts of menstruation which affect the general well-being of in-school female adolescents negatively. The purpose of the study was to determine the menstruation knowledge of in-school adolescents in Agbani education zone. Three specific objectives, three corresponding research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The descriptive cross-sectional survey research design was adopted for the study. The researcher designed instruments were used for data collection. The population for the study consisted of 17,487 in-school female adolescents in Agbani education zone. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 504 female students. Frequencies and percentages were used to answer research questions while chi-square statistics was used to test the hypotheses. The result of the study showed that in-school female adolescents possessed adequate menstruation knowledge. There was a significant difference in the menstruation knowledge of in-school female adolescents based on age (p < .05) but there was no significant difference in the menstruation knowledge of in-school female adolescents based on place of residence (p>.05 ). It was therefore recommended that menstruation information should be provided as early as from primary four to ensure that the pupils acquired basic information about menstruation before entering into secondary schools. School authority in collaboration with the Ministry of health should endeavour to make the school environment conducive for female students by providing sanitary materials, water for cleanliness, toilet and disposing bins.