AHANTAMAN GIRLS’ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
To provide a holistic education which will enable the school compete favourably with any well-endowed school in the country and elsewhere.
To provide relevant education to all Ghanaians at all levels
- To enable them acquire skills that will assist them.
- To develop their potential, to be productive.
- To facilitate poverty reduction and promote socio – economical growth and national development.
- SCHOOL CREST
The school’s crest is a victorious shield of FOUR FIELDS. Below the crest is a strip of sash bearing the motto of the school, “FINIS CORONAT OPUS” meaning the end crowns the work.
The crest symbolizes the academic pursuit of the school and is represented by a book which is opened. This occupies the upper left quarter of the shield. The school is the torch bearer of all business and commercial schools in the district and as such, a torch with a flame on top occupies the next upper quarter of the shield.
- HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Ahantaman Girls Senior High School was a co-educational institution under the Ghana Education Service but is now being turned into an all-girls’ institution. The school was established in 1948 by a Business inclined educationist called Emmanuel Kwesi Idun. Originally, it was started as Takoradi Commercial Academy near Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana. The school formally became known as Royal Commercial College popularly known in the twin city as ROCOCO. The school started with five students.
In 1965, the Ghana Education Service absorbed the school into the secondary system and as a result, the school changed its name to Royal Commercial Secondary School since both commercial and secondary subjects were studied. In short, it was called ROCOSEC.
In 1980, the school adopted a name from the traditional area which came to be known to date as Ahantaman Secondary School. The school now has a population of one thousand and twenty-two students, one hundred and seventy-eight boys and eight hundred and forty-four girls. The substantive Headmistress of the school now is Mrs. Mercy Ocloo. The school has both boarding and day facilities for Students
The school is linked with PLYMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS in Britain. It is a vibrant link with well co-ordinated exchange programmes.
The school is sited on a plateau overlooking the three small towns of Ahenkofi, Ketan and Kojokrom. The land was offered by Nana Ahenkofi III. The access road emerges from the Ketan road just before a bridge and leads uphill to the school.
TELEPHONE NUMBER : 03120-21071, 03120-91615
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT OVER THE YEAR
- SPORTS – For five (5) consecutive years the school was the champions in Athletics (Girls) division for Western Region and Sekondi Zonal Inter-School Events from 2003 – 2008.
The school has produced an Olympian in the person of TANKO BRAIMAH. He was a member of the Ghanaian contingent for 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, U.S.A. He qualified in the heat events to the next round and has participated in various I.A.A.F. competitions.
- Academic Facilities
- One 3 – storey building with 15 classrooms
- One 2 – storey building with 6 classrooms, I.C.T. Laboratory and Internet Cafe
- Assembly Complex Hall comprising the following:
Home Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology Laboratories
- Library Hall
- Non-Academic Facilities
- Football Field
- Basketball Pitch
- Sick Bay
- One 3-storey dormitory
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
a General Arts: Government, Geography, Economics, Literature in English, Elective Mathematics, Christian Religious Studies, History, Fante, French
- Science: Biology, Physics, Mathematics (Elective), Chemistry
- Business Accounting: Principles of Financial Accounting, Economics, Business Management Elective Mathematics
Business Secretarial: Business Management, Clerical Office Duties, Typewriting, Economics
- Agricultural Science: General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics
- Home Economics: General Knowledge in Art, Management in living, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Biology, French
- Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Art, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Economics
- CO – CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
Every student should be a member of at least one of the clubs in the school.
The clubs include: –
- SPORTS – Football, Basketball and Athletics
- CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
- Debating Society ii. Drama and Culture Group
iii. Science Club iv. Agriculture Society
- Scripture Union vi. Human Rights Club
vii. Green Earth Club viii. Head of State Award
- Writers’ Club
- Old Students Association known as AHOSA [Ahantaman Old Students Association]
- Parents and Teachers Association (P.T.A.)
iii. Traditional Authority – the school is situated on the Ahanta Traditional Stool Land of Ahenkofikrom under the Chief of Nana Ahenkofi IV. The school is surrounded by other Ahanta Traditional Authorities and Lands of Ketan, Nkroful, Anaji and Kojokrom
- Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
- Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM