DADEASE AGRICULTURAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The idea was to establish a community-based secondary school to absorb the needy but brilliant students in the catchment area who could not afford the admission fees of the endowed existing schools in the area namely Tweneboa Kodua Secondary School and Effiduase Secondary Commercial School.
The school was primarily dovetailed to be an extension of Effiduase Secondary Commercial School (EFFISCO) which is a business-oriented one. That is, the proposal centred on the need for another faculty: agriculture. The agricultural programme was to be comprehensive in the sense that students would have to manufacture their own agricultural tools to work with after graduating. The prime focus was to encourage their wards to remain and learn local craft and train as good farmers and future intellectuals leading to skilled and independent human resource base. Thus, trades like carpentry, plumbing were to be incorporated. So, the name Dadease Agricultural Community Secondary School which was the initial name to be adopted changed to read Dadease Agricultural Technical College.
3. CREST AND MOTTO
4. Brief History of Institution:
Dadease Agricultural Senior High School was founded in 1982 as community-initiated project, spearheaded by Mr Emmanuel Boakye Osei-Mensah. He was, at that time, the Assistant Headmaster of Effiduase Secondary Commercial School, and the District Chairman of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).
In 1993, the School became Government assisted. Its motto is ‘Achievement in Honesty’.
i. Mr Haruna Mumuni, – 1982 – 1993
ii. Mr Sampson Amofa Kra – 1993 – 1994
iii. Mr Edward Kwaku Sarfo – 1994 – 1998
iv. Mr Paul Kenneth Dwobeng – 1998 – 2009
v. Mr Solomon Oduro Sabregah – 2009 – to date
Dadease Agricultural Senior High School (GREAT DASS) is located at Dadease (between Effiduase and Kumawu) in the Sekyere-Afram Plains District of Ashanti Region.
The School celebrated its Silver Jubilee & Prize-Giving day on Saturday, 29th March, 2008.
Status of Institution and facilities: The School is Co-educational. It has both boarding and day facilities. It had its boarding status on the 26th June, 2006
5. Major Achievements over the years:
The School Girls Football team have always been first in the District, and now rubs shoulders with schools like Osei Kyeretwere SHS (OKESS). The School has groomed the team both financially and academically.
YEAR NO. OF STUDENTS PRESENTED BY THE SCHOOL % OF STUDENTS WHO HAD SIX TO EIGHT PASSES
2003 28 39.27%
2004 46 48.89%
2005 89 56.2%
2006 124 29.3%
2007 226 21.2%
2008 164 65.6%
2009 258 91.1%
6. SCHOOL FACILITIES:
Classrooms are 27. 15 computers, 1,020 mono-desks, two printers, and 7, 045 library books.
7. Academic Programmes & Combinations:
a. Agriculture: (General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics, and Animal Husbandry/Crop Husbandry & Horticulture/ Mathematics (Elective)
b. General Arts: (Economics, Government/History, Geography/CRS/IRS, and Twi(Asante)/Literature-in-English, Mathematics (Elective)
c. Business (Accounting Option): Financial Accounting, Business Management, Economics, and Cost Accounting, Mathematics (Elective)
d. Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Arts, Textiles, Graphic Design, and Economics/Literature-in-English/, Mathematics (Elective)
8. Co-Curricula Activities:
Football, Volleyball, Athletics, Kete (Dance) Group, Full fledged registered Cadet (Matching troupe & Drum Groups). In addition is a Band Stand. The School has full sets of both Matching and Musical Instruments for both Cadet and School Concert groups respectively. The School cadet has its outfit. It takes part in all District, Regional and National activities. The School Choir is also vibrant.
i. Old Students
ii. Parent-Teacher Association.
iii. Traditional Authority: Oyoko Breman
iv. District Assembly: Sekyere-Afram Plains
- 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