AKATSI SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Here, every student who is enrolled is retained, molded and given the opportunity to complete with quality West African Senior Secondary Certificate which will fit him/her into the society.
Akatsi Senior High Technical School has the mission for providing quality Pre- tertiary Education to all students who are admitted into the school through the involvement of all stakeholders
- SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
This is the school crest with the motto “GO FORTH AND SHINE”
- BRIEF HISTORY OF INSTITUTION
The name of the institution is AKATSI SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL, simply called AKAST.
It was established on 28th January, 1991 under the then Ministry of Education. The school was one of the 142 (One hundred and forty-two) senior secondary schools, opened under the cover of the then New Educational Reform Programme.
The school opened with 240 students made up of 187 boys and 53 girls. The first Headmaster of the school was Mr. John K. Dzorkpe, a graduate with B.Sc (Educ.) Dip, (Sc. Edu) from the University of Cape Coast. He left the school on 29th September 1998. He handed over to Mr. Nuworkpor E. L. D who went through the ranks, qualified and became the Headmaster.
STATUS OF INSTITUTION: Since September 2006, the school has a Boarding system for both female and male students. It also admits Day students.
On 26th June, 2008, the Government donated a long bus to the school. Again, on 21st October, 2009, the present Government donated a FARMTRACK 60 tractor, with accessories, to the School under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The 28th January every year is the school day.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
- Best candidate in Ghana in Technical Department in 1993.
- Six candidates got admission to the University of Ghana in 1993
- Good improvement in West African Senior School Certificate over the years to date, despite the discouraging aggregates that the newly-admitted candidates come with.
- Regional best team in basketball – 2008
- Regional best institution in farming in 2009
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- a) Classrooms
There are twenty – two classrooms (22)
- b) Laboratories
There is a three-unit Science Resource Centre building being used by the school as its Science laboratory. Also, a Computer Laboratory, with computers, takes care of the ICT needs of both students and teachers in and around the school.
- c) Library
The school has a very small library building with a seating capacity of about fifty students.
- Non – Academic
The school has a standard football field and separate pitches for Volleyball, Basketball and Handball.
There is also a large woodlot under which Talk shows, Debates, Mathematics and Science quizzes, and Wednesday morning devotions are held.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- Agricultural Programme: General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (Elective)
- Business Programme: Business Management, Financial Accounting, Principles of Cost Accounting/Mathematics (Elective), Economics
- Technical Programme: Technical Drawing, Woodwork/Physics, Building Construction, Mathematics (Elective)
- Home Economics: Management – In – Living, Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, General Knowledge-In- Art, Biology
- Visual Arts: General Knowledge-In- Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Picture making
- General Arts: Geography, Christian Religious Studies, Economics, Ewe, Government, French, Mathematics (Elective), Literature – In – English
- General Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (Elective)
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
Games and Sport, Entertainment, Cultural Festivals, Debating Clubs, Religious Groups, Civic Education Club
- STAKE HOLDERS
- i) Old Students
- ii) Parent – Teacher Association (P. T. A):
A strong and effective organ for the development of AKAST. This association is responsible for major development projects such as provision of classroom furniture, classrooms (the long hall containing three classrooms, and the uncompleted twelve-unit two-storey block). The P.T.A. can also boast of a fully refurbished Computer Laboratory with about 35 pieces of solid computers and their accessories in a heavily air-conditioned room. The P.T.A in consultation with the Board of Governors acquired an eleven and a half-acre (11½) farm land for the school.
iii) Traditional Authority:
Akatsi is in the Avenor Traditional area headed by Avenor – Fiaga Torgbui Dorglo Anuma V of Avenorpeme.
- Akatsi District Assembly
The Akatsi District Assembly has carried out a lot of development projects in the school. Two hundred (200) mono desks were provided by the District Assembly; an 8–unit classroom block; District Science Resort Centre; another 3 –unit classroom block and wiring of the Computer Laboratory.
- OTHER STAKE-HOLDERS
The Member of Parliament for Ave-Avenor has also contributed immensely towards the development of the school. The Honourable Member of Parliament for Ave-Avenor has donated 70 mono desks to the school; 316 bags of cement; 2 pieces of computers and accessories. Recently the Honourable Member of Parliament has released an amount of One Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢1,000) to the school Cadet Corps for administrative use. Former District Chief Executive, Honourable Nicholas Coffie donated a 29-inch colour Television set.
Norvisi Haborbor U. K. This society donated books to the school and has promised the school similar visits in the near future.
- 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