DWAMENA AKENTEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Dwamena Akenten is established on a firm conviction to provide an excellent Secondary Education for boys and girls in the community in particular, and the country as a whole. We recognize hard work, discipline and the fear of God as a guide in our school life and education of our students.
Dwamena Akenten was established by the visionaries of the community to provide Secondary Education for children who wish to pursue higher education. It was realized that hitherto children in the community had to go to Kumasi, the nearest place and other far away places for Secondary Education at a higher cost to parents and guardians.
The mission was therefore to make Secondary Education more accessible and affordable to the local people particularly to those who could not afford the high cost of sending their children and wards outside the district or community for Secondary Education
3. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION
Dwamena Akenten Secondary School is located on a spur in- between Asamankama ( Offinso ) and Namong on the Kumasi – Techiman highway.
Name: was named after one of the past Offinsohene.
The school was established in 1964, and prominent among the visionaries who established the school are the then offinsohene Nana Kwaku Wiafe ÌÌ, Opanin Kwasi Addae of Kokote and Opanin Kwadwo Kra of Asamankama. Opanin Kwasi Addae and Kwadwo Kra were both illiterates but, they gave their houses freely to the school to be used as student hostels. They also mobilized money to pay the salaries of the teachers for the first year that the school was purely a community school. The traditional council, however, provided classrooms for the school. The school was taken over by the government just one year after its establishment; an achievement that was largely due to Mr. Sam Boateng, a former Regional Director of Education who was a son of Offinso.
Mr. Daniel Asamoah was the first Headmaster of the school when it was owned by the community. After the take over by the government, Mr. Ababio, a native of Offinso, was invited from Sadler Baptist School in Kumasi now Kumasi Academy, to head the school. After Mr. Ababio, came Mr. Obeng Asamoah, Mr. Brefo Gyema, and Mr. S.K Degban respectively. The school is now headed by Mr. K.O Frimpong Dwamena.
The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1989 when Mr. S.K Degban was the headmaster.
4. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
The school is noted for not indulging in examination malpractices. The few students who thus qualify to attend tertiary institutions often distinguish themselves academically.
(i) Second Runners- up in inter-school Hockey (Boys) in 2008 / 2009 academic year
(ii) Always play in the prestigious one –sixteenth stage of the Regional inter- school soccer since 2006/ 2007 academic year
(iii) Second Runners-up in inter- school Mmoaninko soccer competition organized by the Chiefs and People of Offinso Traditional area in November 2007.
(iv) Always contribute players and athletes to the Regional teams since 2002.
STATUS: The school admits both boarders and day boys and girls. The boarders are in the majority.
5. SCHOOL FACILITIES
(a) Classrooms – The school has six (6) blocks with a total of forty-two (42) classrooms.
(b) Laboratories – The original school laboratory was converted into Science Resource Centre
(c) Library – The structure for the library is available, and the school is seriously looking for funds for its refurbishment.
(d) Textbooks –There is adequate supply of text books by the Government
(ii) Non- Academic
Recreational Grounds: Football field, Hockey pitch, Volley-ball court
Handball court, Basketball court, Table Tennis, Athletics
6. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
a. General Arts Elective Mathematics Geography History Economics Christian Religious Studies Asante Twi Government Literature in English
b. General Science Physics Chemistry Biology Elective Mathematics
c. Agriculture General Agriculture Animal Husbandry Chemistry Elective Mathematics
d. Business Financial Accounting Business Management Economics Elective Mathematics Principles of Costing
e. Home Economics Management in Living General Knowledge in Art Clothing and Textiles Food and Nutrition Biology
i. Old Students
ii. Parent-Teacher Association
iii. Offinso Traditional Authority
iv. Offinso Municipal Assembly
- 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