BENSO SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL
To provide access and affordable quality education to the marginalized and deprived rural pupils who would have otherwise been deprived of secondary school education due to high level of poverty.
The school is aimed at providing a secondary and Technical school course for the award of West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). A firm foundation is laid for acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitude, first, for practical life and, second, for pursuing courses in any tertiary institution (University, poly techniques, colleges, etc.
3 SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO:
The school crest consists of a Book, Hoe and a Deer on to of an Elephant.
The Book signifies a store of knowledge that the youths must identify themselves with, the Hoe reminds the students of a common traditional tool that serves as souses of wealth and food to the rural poor and the Deer standing on the back of an Elephant, explains that even though the elephant is a huge animal, it is ruled by the Deer, which is quite a small animal compared to the size of the Elephant. This demonstrates that it is not in all things that size is paramount.
The Crest is supported by the motto of the school as “BE THE BEST OF YOURSELF”.
4 BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Benso Senior High Technical School is a community based school established in line with the new Educational Reform Programme by the Government of Ghana in 1991 to provide a 3-year secondary and Technical Education. The first batch of students both boys and girls to the school were enrolled in January 1991 to pursue Technical and Agriculture Science programmes. Along the line, Business programme was introduced.
The school is located in the paramount seat of Wassa Fiase Traditional area called Benso in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality in the Western Region of Ghana.
It is a day school with hostel facilities for both boys and girls.
Benso is situated between Takoradi twenty-five (25) miles to the south and to the south Tarkwa eighteen (18) miles to the north of the Western Region.
Every year in December, the school celebrates Carols Night with the Benso community.
Apart from other forum where stakeholders meet to discuss the growth of the school, this singular act brings the school and the community closer.
The school can be reached on the following mobile numbers: 0244046201/0206777099/0243534643
5 SCHOOL FACILITIES
Not withstanding the challenges facing the school, it had made modest but highly significant contributions towards the promotion of quality education to build the capacity to students who pass through the school. The school management has put structures in place to increase access and participation through optimized utilization of our academic facilities. The school can boost of the following academic facilities:
- Classrooms (6-unit + 3-unit); government is poised to providing additional 6-unit.
- Library stuff with variety of books
- Textbooks (Adequate Government textbooks for all programmes run by the school and other supplementary textbooks)
- Workshop (Woodwork and Metalwork)
6 ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
The school runs three (3) approved programmes in the following disciplines:
- AGRICULTURE: General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics/Physics
- TECHNICAL: Technical Drawing, Metalwork, Building Construction, Woodwork, Physics, Elective Mathematics
- BUSINESS: Business Management, Financial Accounting, Principles of Cost Accounting Elective Mathematics, Economics
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day