DAGBONG STATE SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL
“To achieve academic and moral excellence within a given period. Our goal therefore is to work towards the formation of well behaved individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills, values, aptitudes and attitudes to become functional and productive citizens.
The mission of the school is to train middle level personnel thus equipping them with the requisite skills that would enable them to be self-supporting, self-employable, useful to themselves and to the state as a whole rather than relying more on non-existing white collar jobs. This mission is in consonance with the national policy of poverty alleviation through empowering the youth with skills that can get them employment.
A second mission is to train the products in such a manner that they would meet requirements for entry in to the post secondary and Tertiary Institutions.
3 THE SCHOOL CREST
With the motto, “TOGETHERNESS” students, teaching and non-teaching staff live and work in harmony.
- BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
The name of the school was Dagbong State Secondary Technical School which was changed to Dagbong State Senior High Technical School in 2008 when the duration of Secondary Education in Ghana was changed from 3 years to 4 years.
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
The school was established as a co-educational institution in January 1991 in conformity with the on-going Educational Reforms at that time Captioned (FCUBE) Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education with Prince Iddrisu Kunzemdoo as the first Headmaster (1991 – 1998).
The school is situated in the Eastern part of Yendi, on the Yendi-Zabzugu road directly opposite Yendi Senior High School.
STATUS: The school is a day school with a girl’s Hostel
The office telephone number is 0372095151
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES
- Maiden Speech and Prize Giving Day – 12th December 2009.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
SSCE AND WASSCE
From its establishments in January 1991 to August 2009, as many as 3598 students passed through the school.
Though relatively so young a school, it has produced a good number of personnel who are professional teachers of good standing serving in metropolitan schools, Yendi Senior High School, Dagbong State Senior High Technical School etc. Others are nurses, and assemblymen while some are self-employed.
The school has competed at Regional Games in various fields
- Milo Games where it placed second in girls volley ball on two occasions.
- Athletes who have excelled at Regional level include:
- Abdul-Rahman Asia- Cross Country
- Abukari Mahama Gbambilla-Cross Country
- Recently Mohammed Mommed placed third at a National Athletics festival.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
The school has a total of 23 classrooms. Two classrooms are converted into workshops for metalwork and woodwork. Two others are used as computer laboratories. It should be mentioned that due to the low voltage passing through the school, the heavy machines at the metalwork and woodwork workshops cannot be turned.
The school has a block which houses the physics, chemistry laboratories and a woodwork workshop. There is no biology laboratory.
The library is under stocked with old fashion books with virtually no novels (African writers’ series).
- RECREATIONAL GROUNDS
The school has the following recreational grounds:
- football field
- volleyball court
- athletic oval
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- Agricultural Science: General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics
- Technical: Building & Construction, Metal Work, Technical Drawing, Woodwork, Physics, Elective Mathematics
- Vocational (Visual Arts): General knowledge in Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Biology
- Vocational(Home Economics): Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition, Economics, Biology
- General Arts: Dagbani, Islamic Studies, Geography, Economics, Government
- i. OLD STUDENTS
The school has an active Old Students Association with its president as Mumuni Abdul-Rahaman, a tutor of Yendi Senior High School.
- ii. PARENT – TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (PTA)
The P.T.A supported the school in the following areas:
- Co-financing two EU projects to provide staff accommodation and classrooms.
- Financing Sporting Activities during Inter-Schools, Inter-Zonal and Milo games etc.
- Pre-financing the Speech and Prize Giving Day.
- Paying for renovation works on school infrastructure and supplying the school with 10 computers.
- Providing the school with plastic chairs and a television set for the staff common room.
iii. TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY
The school has a very co-ordinal relationship with the community and traditional leaders especially the regeant of Dagbong (Kampakuya-Naa). A good example is a 3-unit classroom block he helped to convince the Islamic call society of Libya to build for the school. The Gbewaa Palace has on many occasions donated cash and items in kind to support the school to organize co-curricular activities since 1991.
- iv. MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY
The Assembly has helped the school by providing infrastructure, supporting the school in sports and other social gatherings.
- 2 Quarters for staff accommodation.
- One EU/Municipal Assembly Teachers quarters.
- One EU/Municipal Assembly 3-units classroom block.
- Providing a Girls Hostel for the school.
- Providing 29-inch coloured T.V.
- 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