BISHOP HERMAN COLLEGE, KPANDO
- V I S I O N
Roman Catholic Fathers established Bishop Herman College in Kpando in the Volta Region in February, 1952 with the aim of providing sound, spiritual, moral and academic training for boys. This training is expected to turn out young and educated men who, in future, will be capable of taking up responsible positions in the Catholic Church, in the society and in the nation as a whole.
- M I S S I O N
The mission of the Founding Fathers and, therefore, of the Catholic Church in the establishment of Bishop Herman College was to translate their vision into reality through the attainment of academic excellence and its corollary being discipline and high moral standards.
- THE SCHOOL CREST & MOTTO
- A) THE CREST
The school crest consists of a figure in the form of an inverted dome in the centre of which is a map of Africa painted black. Across this black map of Africa is a large red cross which symbolizes the mission of the Catholic Church: that is, the evangelisation of the African continent.
The inverted dome is diagonally divided into two; the top left is painted green while the bottom right is in gold. The colours represent the rich resources of the region. The green, in particular, represents the colour of Bishop Herman College.
- B) THE MOTTO SICUT MILES CHRISTI meaning ” As A Soldier of Christ.”.
- A BRIEF HISTORY OF INSTITUTION
Bishop Herman College was established on 28th February, 1952 as a boarding institution of one stream of 25 students by the Catholic Church of the then Keta Diocese through the inspiration and initiative of the late Bishop Anthony Konings. This was in response to the strong desire to set up a “College” that would provide sound, spiritual, moral and academic training for boys in the Diocese.
The Founding Father’s of Bishop Herman College were all Dutch evangelists. Notable among them were Bishop Anthony Konings, Bishop Gerald Holland, Fr. Gerard Hombergen, Rev. Fr. John Beckers, Rev. Fr. Joseph Giesen, Rev. Fr. John Myers Cough with Rev. Fr. C.L. Priems being the first headmaster of the College from 1952 – 1977.
The Land for the establishment of the College was donated by the Chiefs and people of Kpando Aloyi. The College is therefore located in Kpando Aloyi on a hill over- looking the Volta Lake.
SOURCE OF NAME
The Founding Fathers named the College after the late Bishop Augustine Herman, a French national, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding missionary activities in the then Keta Diocese from 1923 till his death in 1945.
STATUS: Bishop Herman College is essentially a boarding school with few day students.
i Headmaster’s Office: 0936-50181
- General Office 0936-50422
Important School Dates:
Founders Day: 28th February
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
Bishop Herman College is 58 years old now (February, 1952 –2010) but there has never been any disturbing student unrest strike action or demonstration due to the strict catholic discipline instilled into the students.
a 1998: National V.A.T. Essay Competition was won by Master Denni Adrah, a Form 3 student.
- Aug. 1998: Bishop Herman College came 1st in the Science Exhibition mounted by Ghana Association of Science Teachers (G.A.S.T.) in Fijai Secondary School.
- May 2000: Master Honu-Siabi Mac Carthy came 2nd in the National Millennium Essay Competition.
- 2000: BEST TEACHER AWARD COMPETITIONS
- Mr. C.K. Dotse an English tutor in the college, came 3rd in the category of 2nd Cycle Schools at the national level.
- Mr. J.K. Dzramoah-Kofi was also declared the best Science tutor at the S.S.S. level in the Volta Region.
- b) L.E.K. Adzaku also emerged the best tutor at the S.S.S. level in the Volta Region.
- 2005: EXCELLENCE AWARD BY W.A.E.C.
In the 2005 SSSCE organized by the West African Examinations Council (W.A.E.C.) Master Ametefe Kwabena Victory came out the overall 3rd best candidate in the country.
DEC. 2009: Bishop Herman College was honoured on Farmers’ Day as the best Second Cycle School in farming in the Volta Region.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- a) Classrooms:
There are 24 classrooms in all, 8 for Form 1, 8 for Form 2 and the remaining 8 for Form 3.
- b) Laboratories:
There are Junior and Senior Laboratories in the college: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agric. Laboratories.
- c) Library:
A large and spacious library which can accommodate about 200 students at a time
Recreational Grounds: Football field, Hockey pitch, Volleyball court, Basketball court, Table Tennis
- ACADEMIC PROGRMMES
- Agriculture Science: General Agriculture, Crop. Husbandry, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics
- Business (Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Principles of Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics, Geography
- General Arts: Literature in English, French, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics
- CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Athletics (field and track events), football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, handball, Entertainment/Social and Cultural Activities, Farming, Compound cleaning, Festivals/School Celebrations, Outings/Excursions, Club activities, Singing/Choir practices, Air Force Cadet corps practices, Brass Band practices
- Ghana Education Service
- R.C. Church
iii. Bishop Herman Old Boys’ Union (BHOBU)
- P. T. A.
- Board of Governors
- Kpando District Assembly
vii. The Chiefs and Elders of Kpando Aloyi
- 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