BIA SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL
SEFWI DEBISO – ESSAM, W/R
To become one of the elite schools in the Western Region by the year 2020, poised to provide quality education to Bia Citizens in particular, and others in general.
To embark on a campaign of Accelerated Growth for this deprived institution in the areas of infrastructure, academic work and moral discipline.
3 SCHOOL CREST:
Meaning of Symbols:
The Cocoa Tree bearing cocoa pods stands for the Bia District’s pride in cocoa production and cocoa as the mainstay of their economic life.
The Compass, Pickaxe, and Protractor symbolize the school’s predilection for Practical skills acquisition.
The Book exuding light is the symbol for knowledge. Altogether therefore, the crest is saying that, with our cocoa, we shall acquire knowledge for national development through practical skill acquisition.
Our motto is ‘’HEN BERE ARA NI ‘’ literally meaning ‘’This is our only time’’ In other words, ‘’Our only Opportunity, is Now’’.
4 BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL:
The school opened on 25th February 1991 with 11 Boys and 2 Girls. Mr. Thomas N. K. Ewoniah was the first Headmaster. Barely two months later, i.e. on the 18th of April 1991, the Headmaster handed over the school to Mr. J. W. Mann who was in acting capacity. The Teaching staff consisted mostly of National Service Persons and a few permanent ones such as; Messrs Eric Young, R. S. Opoku, Emmanuel K. Buadu and the Headmaster himself. At the time, only 6 structures were in place namely; A two – room Administration Block, A carpentry/woodwork Technical Department, an Agric Laboratory, a Secretarial block, 2 staff bungalows, a 2 – Unit classroom block and a Generator plant. As at September 1993, total student enrolment stood at 55.
Mr. Nyamson embarked on enrolment drive. In November 2000, the school had an Open Day attended by Nana Nkuah Okumdom II, Omahene of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area and Nana Aforo Kwaw II, Chief of Debiso. In April 2001, a violent rainstorm blew out the roofs of the Administration block, the secretarial block and the Technical block. With help from AESL, Takoradi and the then Juaboso – Bia District Assembly, the structures were re-roofed. In 2003, the Juaboso – Bia District built a 2 – bedroom bungalow for the Headmaster and a 3 – Unit classroom block for the school. That was when enrolment went up to 127 students with 8 masters.
By the time Mr.Emmanuel K. Nyamson was leaving office in 2006, the said two – bedroom Headmaster’s bungalow, plus the three – unit classroom block, and an Isuzu Pick – up, were added to the existing assets of the school.
The incumbent Headmaster took over the school in January 2007 when the population was 208 students and 11 masters.
- The name of the institution now is BIA SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL (BIASTECH). It used to be Debiso/Essam Secondary Technical School until 2003 when the Board of Governors initiated a change of name.
- It was established on 28TH FEBRUARY 1991.
- Location: It is located between the twin-city capital of Bia District called Debiso /Essam.
- Contact No: 0244871623/0276818790.
- Important school dates: 28TH FEBRUARY (ANNIVERSARY DAY),
30th NOVEMBER (FOUNDERS’ DAY)
5 MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:
- Champions (2008) Constitution Games Contest –Sefwi Zone.
- Sefwi Zone Football Champions (2008)
- Sefwi Zone Volleyball (Girls) Champions, 2008 and 2009.
- Constitution Games Contest – Regional Runners – up. (2009)
- The school started running a unapproved boarding system in September 2008 and is awaiting formal approval.
6 SCHOOL FACILITIES:
- 9 classrooms
- 1 ICT Center
A 400 – Oval School field with metal Goal posts provided by the MP for Bia, Hon. Michael Coffie Boampong.
- Two Volleyball Courts
- A Table Tennis set and Board.
7 ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:
GENERAL ARTS: History, Government, Geography, Christian Religions Studies, Economics, Elective Mathematics
AGRICULTURE: General Agriculture, Physics, Chemistry, Horticulture, Elective Mathematics
BUSINESS: Business Management, Costing, Accounting, Elective Mathematics, Economics
TECHNICAL: Technical Drawing, Woodwork, Physics, Building & Construction
- 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