BEREKUM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The school has set itself the vision of becoming one of the best schools in the country by 2015.
The school is committed to helping the learners acquire knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, right attitudes and values that will enable them contribute positively towards the improvement of their communities.
- A SHORT HISTORY
Berekum Senior High School is located in the Berekum Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region. It is situated on the Sunyani-Berekum road, between Kato and the College of Education, on the left hand side from Kato, and on the right hand side from the College of Education.
Berekum Senior High School was established in 1970 by the joint efforts of the Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Youth Association (BYA)
By the year 1970, there was no viable Secondary School in Berekum and pupils who passed the Common Entrance Examination had to travel to Kumasi, Cape Coast and Accra for further studies. The only secondary school run by the Anglican Church was an apology of a secondary school with less than fifty students.
When the Berekum Youth Association appealed to the Anglican Church to improve the conditions in the school, the church in a strongly worded letter snubbed the Association. The BYA therefore decided to initiate the process for the establishment of a secondary school. They appealed to the Berekum Traditional Council for support and the Traditional Council willingly supported the idea. Under the presidency of the late Omanhene of Berekum, Nana Owusu Boakye Yiadom II, an amount of £80.00 was released for the BYA to start the project. The Community Centre was renovated and furniture was procured.
The Youth made the necessary preparations and by July 1970, the school was ready for a take-off. The BYA then appealed to the Ministry of Education who after the usual inspection gave approval for the school.
The initial problem the BYA had to face was how to get students enrolled in the new school. The BYA hired a tipper truck and moved to all the villages to canvass support for the school in terms of enrolment. By September 1970, the initial problem had been resolved and the school began to operate with Mr. F. O. Asante as the first Headmaster. The history of the establishment of the Berekum Secondary School will not be complete without mentioning the roles played by the Traditional Council with its Chairman, the late Omanhene Nana Owusu Yiadom Boakye II and the Founding Fathers Mr. Kwabena Kyere – President of BYA, Mr. E. K. Addae – Secretary of BYA and the other Executive members of BYA including Nana Ankobeahene (Mr. A. K. Tawiah), Dr. Henneh Ababio, and the late Asomah Gyan.
- ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
The school provides courses in Arts, Science, Agriculture Science, Business, Visual Arts, Home Economics and Computer Studies. The school has full internet access which enable students to be abreast with current trends in technology and information worldwide. Courses in Moral Education and other core subjects are offered, which help to equip students with good morals and manners.
In conjunction with the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources of KNUST, the school undertakes grasscutter rearing. Interested students get the opportunity of acquiring skills in the management of such projects.
- CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
As an all-round institution, the school provides avenues for students to develop their talents. This is achieved through the development and implementation of various activities such as sports, club activities, student unions and associations and several others that are recognized by the school authority.
The cultural troupe of the school is the best in the region for several years in our intra and inter school competitions. Clubs such as Debating Club, Science, UNESCO and Green Earth clubs also exit and operate.
New students are encouraged to join such clubs and actively participate in their activities.
To enhance and promote the spiritual development of our students, compulsory non-denominational church service is held twice in a term, while students are permitted to join any of the numerous religious groupings on the compound for regular fellowship meetings.
Such groupings as Assemblies of God Campus Ministry (AGCM), Pentecostal Students Association (PENSA), Scripture Union (SU), Presbyterian and Methodist Union (PEMSU), Catholic Students Union (CASU), Adventist Students’ Fellowship (ASF) and several others are also given recognition to worship during specified hours.
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics.
- Agricultural Science: Physics, Chemistry, General Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.
- Business: Financial Accounting, Business Management, Principles of Cost Accounting and Economics.
- General Arts: Economics, Geography, Government and Elective Mathematics, Christian Religious Studies, Literature-in-English, Twi (Asante), French.
- Home-Economics: Management-In-Living, Foods and Nutrition and General Knowledge in Art.
- Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Art, Graphic Design and Sculpture.
- 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