DONKORKROM AGRIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
P. O. Box 2, DONKORKROM, KWAHU NORTH
1. VISION OF THE SCHOOL
The vision of the school is to help as many children of school-going age as possible to be educated to grow into adults who will be able to use the mind, hands, heart and all other human faculties for the further development of themselves and their communities. To strive to ensure that it steadily grows to be a force to reckon with in second cycle academic circles.
The school recognizes the fact that discipline is the bedrock of the success of any venture. In line with this, the school plants discipline in the students alongside the provision of all the needed basic infrastructure and facilities to ensure that the vision of the founding fathers come to fruition.
3. SCHOOL CREST
The crest of the school is made of a shield and a banner flying underneath.
Within the shield four (4) main objects are found: viz. an eagle standing on a traditional royal stool, a cutlass and a traditional locally made hunting gun. Inside the flying banner are the words “The Brave Stand”
i. The Eagle standing on the Royal stool: this depicts the strong support the school enjoys from the traditional authorities.
ii. The Cutlass and Hunting gun: The school is set in a farming community where the predominant source of livelihood of the natives is farming (including hunting). These items crossed in the crest depict therefore the agrarian nature of the people living in and around the school. It also symbolizes the founding fathers’ dream of making the school an agricultural based self sufficient educational institution in terms of the production of agricultural products.
iii. “The Brave Stand”: This describes the dedication, loyalty and zeal of both the members of the school community and the unalloyed desire of the chiefs and people of the Afram Plains to see the school flourish in a seemingly difficult terrain.
4. HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
After the creation of the Volta dam in the early 1960’s and the subsequent build up of the Volta Lake, the Afram Plains became cut off from the mainland Kwahu. In January 1972 i.e. during the Second Republic, the then Member of Parliament for the area, Mr. B. B. Ofori, with the support of the chiefs and people took up the matter and wrote to the Central Government for the establishment of a comprehensive school for the Afram Plains.
The School was opened on 7th December 1974 with a student population of ninety (90) and a staff of four (4) teachers. Mr. E. C. Saka was appointed the first headmaster. The establishment of the school owed so much to the sacrifice, dedication, perseverance, love and devotion of the chiefs and people of Donkorkrom and its surrounding villages led by Nana Kwabena Agyekum. The chiefs and people also offered a one (1) mile square piece of land for the construction of permanent structures for the school.
In March 1976, the sod was cut for the construction of permanent structures for the school. The school was envisaged to offer courses up to the Sixth Form in Agriculture. Approval was therefore, given for the construction of ten Staff Bungalows, Boy’s and Girl’s Dormitories, Classroom Blocks, Administration Block and an Assembly Hall Complex capable of seating 1500 students, Dining Hall and a two-storey Science Block was also to be built.
The school is a mixed school and has facility for boarding students.
PRESENT AND PAST HEADMASTERS
E. C. SAKA 1974 – 1977
J. C. DARKO 1977 – 1979
K. ADWEDAA 1979 – 1981
A. M. WIREDU 1981 – 1987
S. A. LARBI 1987 – 1989
E. K. OWARE 1989 – 1994
S. DJABA-MENSAH 1994 – 1998
F. K. OPOKU 1998 – 2001
S. M. APPIAH 2001 – 2002
D. AFARI 2002 – 2008
R. O. FORSON 2008 –
5. SCHOOL FACILITIES
Academic: 1 Classroom Block (12 unit), 1 Classroom Block (6 unit), 1 Science Resource Centre (2 storey), 1 ICT laboratory
Non-Academic: Administration Block (2 storey), 10 staff Bungalows, 1 Assembly Hall, 1 Boys dormitory (3 storey), 1 Girls Dormitory (2 storey)
6. AFFILIATED SCHOOLS/ ORGANISATIONS
Hamilton Grammar School – Scotland
South Lanarkshire College – Scotland
Peace Corps – Ghana
Engineers Without Boarders – U. S. A.
7. PROGRAMMES OFFERED
a. General Arts: Literature in English, Government, Twi (Akwapim and Asante), Ewe, Geography, History, Christian Religious Studies, Economics, French
b. Visual Art: General Knowledge in Art, Leather works, Textiles
c. General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
d. Agricultural Science: Crop and Horticulture, Physics, Chemistry, Animal Husbandry
e. Business: Principles of Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Principles of Cost Accounting, Elective Mathematics
- 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