BUSUNYA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
BUSUNYA—NKORANZA NORTH DISTRICT
It is our vision that Busunya Senior High School will be developed and raised to the status of such renowned schools as Prempeh College, Achimota School and many others by the year 2025.
To bring education to the doorsteps of the rural folk, and to provide a sound and relevant formal education to the individual in fulfillment of the realization of national education policy objectives
- SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
Motto: Work To Conquer
- BRIEF HISTORY OF INSTITUTION
Busunya Senior Secondary School, now known as Busunya Senior High School, was established and formally opened on 28th January, 1991 with the advent of the new educational reforms of the era.
It was established basically as an Agriculturally biased Institution. However, it now runs Business Studies (Accounting Option) Programme as well. Plans are afoot to run the General Arts Programme in the 2010/2011 academic year.
The School is situated in Busunya, now capital of the Nkoranza North District.
The School has no official telephone number yet, hence the Headmaster’s personal mobile phone lines are used for communication. The numbers are: 0244185679, and 0201697902.
January 28th is recognized as an important landmark of Busunya Senior High School.
Status: The School is essentially ‘Day’ but it has hostel facilities for boys and girls. Students who hail from outside the Busunya town are admitted into the hostel. Toilet, water, and lighting facilities are available on campus. Lunch is provided for both day and hostel students. Plans are underway to prepare three square meals for the hostel students in the near future.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
- Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSCE)
Despite the many constraints facing the school, like lack of a well established and well furnished Science laboratory, students’ performance in the SSSCE showed considerable improvement over the years. For example, the school recorded 98.3% and 100% in the 2003, and 2004 SSSCE respectively. In the 2003 SSSCE league table published in the Dailies, the School placed the 10th position out of the 52 public Secondary Schools in the Brong Ahafo Region, and 154th position out of 476 public Secondary Schools in the country.
- West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
The success story is not different from that of the SSSCE. Students continue to perform creditably in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. The table below shows the performance of students since the WASSCE was introduced:
|Year||No. of Candidates Presented||No. of Candidates with at least one (1) pass||Percentage of Candidates with at least one (1) pass||No. of Candidates Qualified for University|
- Regional Games
Busunya Senior High School takes keen interest in Sports and games. Consequently, the School has been able to produce a few good athletes, and players for the regional contingent. For example, two female students by name Fei Betty and Cecilia Maabeama who were very good cross country runners became Regional stars. In 2005, the two students were selected by the Regional Sports Federation to represent Ghana in a Cross County race in Nigeria. Also, in 2007 Miss Maabeama represented the Brong Ahafo Region in a competition held in the Volta Region of Ghana captioned “West African Region Marathon Race” where a number of West African countries including Ghana participated.
In 2006, Master Francis Addae, and Miss Patience Boahemaa were selected to play in the Regional Boys and Girls Volley ball teams respectively.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- Classrooms: There are seven classrooms as at now, but these rooms are not adequate with the increase in enrolment. A three unit classroom block is under construction under the auspices of the Nkoranza North District Assembly. It is our hope that more classrooms will be put up to meet the ever increasing student enrolment.
- Laboratories: There is a miniature Science laboratory. A classroom has been turned into a Science laboratory where experiments in all the aspects of science are carried. This situation does not augur well for effective and meaningful academic work. The school would therefore need a properly constructed and furnished Science laboratory to take care of all the aspects of Science—Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.
An I.C.T laboratory which is under construction, has reached lentil stage. However, a classroom has been turned into a miniature computer laboratory where students go for tuition.
- Library: A library is in existence. There is the need to get it stocked with assorted modern library books.
- Non Academic:
- Recreational Grounds: There is a football field where Sports and Games are held. However, there is the need for an Assembly Hall where other indoor recreational activities could be held.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- Agriculture Programme: Agriculture, Horticulture, Crop Husbandry, Chemistry
- Business Programme (Accounting Option): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Principles Of Accounting, Economics
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
Besides Sports and Games, there are other activities that students, under the direction of the teachers, engage themselves.
- Constitutional Games: Some students have registered as members of the Constitution Games Team in the School. This team competes with other schools at the District and Regional levels every year. The competitions are organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)
The School, has since 2005, represented the Nkoranza North and South Districts at Regional level on four occasions—2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2007, for example, Busunya Senior High School placed the second position out of the eleven schools that contested at the Regional level in Sunyani.
- Wild Life Club: Since the School is in a Wild Life Tourist Attraction zone, that is just about five kilometers from the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, a Wild Life Club has been formed. Members of the club last year 2009, went on an excursion to the Kakum forest in the Central Region of Ghana.
- Scripture Union: There is also a Scripture Union to take care of the spiritual life of students.
- Old Students: The Old Students Association is almost defunct. However, plans are underway to get it revived.
- Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A): The Parent-Teacher Association of this Institution is very functional and helpful. Proverbially, it is the “fat cow” that is milked by the School each passing day.
The P.T.A provides free accommodation for teachers by paying their rent. It offers free lunch to both Teaching and non-Teaching staff. The miniature Computer laboratory was furnished by the P.T.A. An abandoned staff bungalow was recently completed by the P.T.A. The School football field was also constructed under the auspices of the Parent-Teacher Association. The School, in fact, owes its modest development and progress to the P.T.A.
- Traditional Authority: The Nkoranza Traditional Council has also played an important role to see to the development of the School. It was the Traditional Council that released one hundred and thirty-three acres of land to the school for its occupation, and projects.
- District Assembly: The Nkoranza North District Assembly is an infant Assembly which is struggling to find its feet: it has therefore not done much for the school, even though it has the school at heart. That notwithstanding, it provided twelve low tension poles to the School two years ago to replace the defective ones.
- 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