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ARMED FORCES SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL-KUMASI

TEL: 3020-39217

1. VISION
The Board of Governors, Headmaster, School Management Committee, Staff and Students body of the Ghana Armed Forces Senior High Technical School-Kumasi collectively commit themselves to achieve excellence in the following areas:
a. Maintain and work to enhance academic standards`
b. Work assiduously to create and improve on a congenial school atmosphere for both staff and students to excel.
c. Pursue infrastructural development to enhance the school’s visibility.
d. Work to improve immensely, the work ethic of staff and state of discipline among students.
e. Work to improve on the relationship between the school and the parent body, as well as the old boys and girls.

2. MISSION
The Armed Forces Senior High Technical School in line with its mandate is committed to produce a well rounded, complete, disciplined, innovative, purposeful and confident youth who is useful to him/herself, family and society in general.

3. THE SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
The School Crest
The school crest bears symbols which reflect the activities and the main programmes being undertaken in the school. Under the crest is the inscription ‘‘Service with Humility’’ which is the school Motto. At the left-top corner is a serrated wheel, symbolizing the Technical course, some layers of blocks which stand for the Building Construction as a subject of study. The palette with a brush and a pencil fixed into the palette stands for the Visual Art department. The last section which has spoon, fork and the knife also stand for the Home Economics programme. The open book in the middle stands for the other non practical academic programmes. Thus the crest captures in totality the full scope of programmes (Academic and Technical) pursued in the school.
The School Motto
The School’s motto is “SERVICE WITH HUMILITY”..

4. BRIEF HISTORY
The school’s official name is GHANA ARMED FORCES SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL-KUMASI. It was established on the 28th January 1991 as part of one hundred and forty-six (146) Senior Secondary Schools which were opened throughout the country under the Education Reforms Programme which was started in 1987 with the Junior Secondary School under the government of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC). The School started with twenty three (23) made up of seventeen boys and six girls as pioneers with six teachers.
Initially, only technical and vocational programmes were offered in the school until January 1995, when Business studies were introduced into the school’s curriculum. In January 1997, Secretarial and General Arts studies were also introduced. Since 2003, the School has introduced Elective Science and General Agriculture studies in the curriculum.

5. STATUS OF INSTITUTION
The school has both boarding and day facilities for both boys and girls. The Boarding status was approved by the Headquarters, Ghana Education Service effective the beginning of the 2006/2007 academic year. The school has about sixty percent boarding and forty percent day, mix of students.
LOCATION
The school is located within the old Uaddara Barracks, the former home of 4 Battalion of Infantry and adjacent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

6. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
As a young institution, not so much laurels has been chalked in a comparative sense, but that not withstanding, the School is happy with how far it has come, we can proudly proclaim to be rubbing shoulders with our contemporaries in all manner of contexts. The sky can only be the limit. Below are some of our modest achievements:
SUMMARY PASSES FOR 2005 – 2009
YEAR 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
NO OF SUBJECTS PASSED TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
8 Subjects 209 497 380 386 326
7 Subjects 148 78 110 78 191
6 Subjects 58 00 09 14 00
5 Subjects 21 00 01 03 37
4 Subjects 06 01 00 00 07
3 Subjects 00 00 00 00 03
2 Subjects 00 00 00 00 01
1 Subject 00 00 01 00 00
Fail 00 00 00 00 00
No. of Cand. Absent 01 04 00 03 02
Results Held 00 00 00 00 00
Results Cancelled 00 00 00 00 00
TOTAL 443 580 501 484 567
NATIONAL FARMERS DAYS AWARDS
The School has consecutively won awards at the 23rd (District), 24th (Regional) and 25th (National) Farmers Day Celebrations organized by the Ministry of Agriculture to honor deserving Farmers in the country. The School has a thriving aquatic, poultry and crop agricultural programme through which we expose our students to practical agriculture as well as supplement the feeding of our students.

7. SCHOOL FACILITIES
(i) Academic:
(a) Classrooms
The school has got twenty eight classrooms
(b) Laboratories
The School has a single science laboratory which serves all the science disciplines.
(c) Library
The School has a library which is fairly stocked with fiction, textbooks and related subject books. The library could do with more books to augment the current stock.
(ii) Non-Academic:
Recreational Grounds
The school has a standard football field which serves as recreational ground for the school and the community at large.

8. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
a. Agric Programme General Agriculture Chemistry Physics Mathematics
b. Visual Arts Option General Knowledge in Arts Graphic Design Picture Making Ceramics Sculpture Textiles
c. Business Programme (Accounting Option): Business Management Business Mathematics & Principles and Costing Principles of Accounting Economics Elective Mathematics
d. General Science: Physics, Chemistry Biology Elective Mathematics
e. General Arts: Literature in English French Music Elective Mathematics Economics
f. Technical Programme Applied Electricity Building & Construction Metal Work Technical Drawing Woodwork Physics Elective Mathematics

9. STAKEHOLDERS
Old Students Association
The school does have a fledgling Old Students Association (GAFOSA). Their first HOME COMING was held in the year 2008. At such meetings the Old students interact with the students and the students and help to undertake a lot of activities such as clean up exercises, games and also teach. When they do visit they often donate clocks, books and exercise books for brilliant students and others.
Parents Teachers Association
There is a formidable P. T. A. in the school. Occasional meetings are held to discus matters concerning the upliftment of the school. The P. T. A recently donated a fifty–eight seater TATA STAR BUS to the school and currently they have put up a four classroom block which is near completion.
Traditional Authority
The school is under Bantama Traditional Authority and also under the jurisdiction of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

 

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