GHANA SENIOR SCHOOL
P. O. Box 129 Koforidua, Ghana. Tel. +233 (0) 342021411 and + 233(0) 342021591
E-mail ghanassk @ yahoo.com Website: www.ghanasskoforidua.com
To be a co-educational institution that holistically trains students to be responsible citizens.
2. MISSION OF THE SCHOOL
To provide curricula and co-curricula programmes that would empower the students to aspire to greater heights and develop affection for the school, the community and the nation through:
i) quality teaching and supervision
ii) strategic planning and implementation of policies by all stakeholders,
iii) organizing other academic and non-academic programmes that would be student-centered
iv) provision of pastoral services such as guidance and counselling, clubs and societies etc. to direct, shape, supervise and nurture students to achieve their aims and aspirations
v) the adoption of innovative ways and methods to enhance teaching and learning
vi) the motivation of both staff and students to engender efficiency, achievement and greater success.
vii) the development of a learning culture.
3. CREST AND MOTTO
The motto of the school is “PRO PATRIA” meaning, “For the Fatherland”.
The colours of the school are green and yellow.
Green: represents the vegetation of the nation. It is a symbol of growth and development.
Yellow: represents the mineral wealth of the nation. It is a symbol of royalty. The proper investment of the nation’s wealth in our children would make them grow and develop to be precious jewels. The school crest is attached.
4. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Ghana Senior High School, located in Effiduase in the New Juaben Traditional Area, Koforidua was established in 1943 through the efforts of two gentlemen, namely the late Mr. Fred Addae and Mr. Francis Adjei Tetebo. The school was then called Phoenix College and was housed in temporary buildings. The initial intake was 16 boys.
In 1957 the name of the school was changed to Ghana Secondary School, Koforidua by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and was absorbed into the public system the same year.
Between 1960 and 1965 additional buildings were provided under the Ghana Education Trust. During the same period, a Sixth Form course was started in the school. A school farm and a zoo were also established.
The growth and development of the school continued under Mr. D.O.K. Dankwa until 1974, when he was promoted to the position of Regional Director of Education. By the time he left, the school had a population of about 1,200 students with a staff strength of 49 teachers.
Other headmasters who came after Mr. D.O.K. Dankwa were the late Rev. R.P. Nyako, Mr. G.A. Frempong, Mr. R. T. Sackey, Mr. G.A. Agyepong, Mr. E.K. Darko and Mr. S. O. Amaning. They all played their parts and contributed to the school’s progress. Today, the school is under the headship of Ms. Rosemond Bampo, the first female to head the school.
The products of GHANASS can be found serving at all levels in the country especially at top management positions, both in the civil and public service. There are also others who have become very successful in their private businesses.
It is a government assisted, day and boarding, co-educational institution
Important School Dates
a. Speech and Prize-Giving Days are held every other year. The 66th Anniversary Speech and Prize-Giving Day was held on 12th December, 2009.
b. P.T.A. General Meetings are held at least once in an academic year.
d. Inter-House and Zonal Athletic Competitions are held in the second term of each academic year.
e. Baptism and confirmation of students –the third term of each academic year.
5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
• GHANASS produced the overall best candidate in WASSCE 2001. The name of the candidate is Thomas Kyei-Boateng, who was also the best candidate in General Arts.
6. SCHOOL FACILITIES
a. Administration Block 1
b. Science Laboratory 1
c. Home Economics Blocks 2
d. Classrooms 33
e. Library 1 storey
a. Boys’ Dormitory 2 Blocks ( 2 Storey)
b. Girls’ Dormitory 3 Blocks (2 Storey)
c. Dining Hall 1 (800 seater)
d. Assembly Hall 1 (600 Seater)
e. School Clinic 1
f. Teachers’ Bungalows 37 (including one burnt bungalow)
g. Oil Palm Plantation 2 1/2 acres
h. 12 – Unit Classroom Block under construction.
School Field: The school has a four – hundred meter oval school field with eight lanes, a volleyball field and a basket ball court, still under construction.
7. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
a) Visual Art : General Knowledge in Art, Graphic Design, Sculpture and Economics/Elective Mathematics.
b) Home Economics: Chemistry, Management in Living, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, French/ Economics/ General Knowledge in Art.
c.) General Arts :- History, Economics, Government, Christian Religious Studies, French, Akuapim Twi/Asante Twi, Literature in English, Geography, Economics, Elective Mathematics,
d) Agriculture Science: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics.
e) General Science: – Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Elective Mathematics.
f) Business: Financial Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Elective Mathematics.
8. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (CLUBS AND SOCIETIES)
The following clubs operate in the school:
Ghasmatech, Wild Fire, Teenage Bible Club, , Red Cross, Green Earth, Junior Achievement , Credec , American Field Service , Computer Club, School Cadet Corps.
• The Ghanss Old Students Association (GOSA) has been of tremendous help to the school.
• The P .T .A continues to be an important stakeholder in the affairs of the school.
• The Traditional Authority are the Chiefs and Elders of Effiduase ,Koforidua.
• The New Juaben Municipal Assembly has been of tremendous help to the school.
- 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