HALF – ASSINI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
To produce a high calibre of students at the pre – tertiary level who are capable of furthering their academic pursuits and training to meet the relevant man power needs of the nation.
To provide high quality and relevant academic, moral and practical education for the youth that will assist them to be productive and responsible citizens so as to enable them to contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.
- SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
The School Crest consists of a book with a burning light on it. At the base is a porcupine (right) and a spade and axe crossed on a tree (left). The burning light on the book indicated the seriousness associated with learning as an educational institution. The porcupine is symbolic of the moral, physical and numerical superiority in all academic pursuits whilst the crossed spade and axe on a tree depicts, among others, our commitment to hard work.
The motto of the school’s is “Only the Best is Good for Africa” the school’s colours are yellow and blue
- BRIEF HISTORY OF HALF – ASSINI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – HALF – ASSINI
Half – Assini Senior High School was established in September 1960 as one of the erstwhile Ghana Education Trust (GET) institutions in the country initiated by the first President of Ghana,
Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of blessed memory.
The school is situated at the South -Western corner of the country, about one hundred and sixty six (166) kilometers from the Western Regional Capital (Secondi Takoradi). It is located at Half –Assini the capital of the Jomoro district.
Half – Assini Senior High School is a co-educational and a non-denominational institution. It offers both day and boarding facilities to students.
The school’s telephone number is 031-24314.
The school will celebrate its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on Saturday; 30th October 2010
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT OVER THE YEARS
The school has had an enviable record in football and athletics. She won the Western Regional football cup competition in 1967 and placed second the following year (1978). It has also faired very well within zonal competitions especially in the Milo Soccer competition.
In the 1990’s, the school was adjudged the best in French for three successive times and represented the Western Region at National French Competition organized by Alliance Francaise. The School also represented the Nzema Zone in the Western Region Inter – Zonal Football Competition on three occasions and won the Zonal Girls Volley Ball and Football Champions for 2000. In 2003 the School’s Girls’ Volley Ball Team represented the Western Region at the National Milo Games.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
It has twelve- unit classroom blocks; two six – unit classroom blocks (under construction); a Home Economics and a Visual Arts workshop; a two hundred – seater/ICT Centre (under construction); a three – storey block yet to be completed; a well equipped District Science Resource Centre; one Administration block and an Assembly Hall.
- NON – ACADEMIC
The school has a standard football field and an athletic field. Besides, it has a volley and a hand ball pitch
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
The school offers course in the under listed programmes;
- Agricultural Science: General agriculture, Horticulture, Crop Husbandry, Elective Mathematics
- Business (Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Principles of Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics
- Business (Secretarial): Business Management, Type Writing, Clerical and Office Duties, Economics
- Vocational (Visual Arts): General Knowledge in Art, Graphic Design, Textiles
- Vocational (Home Economics): General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Biology
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
- General Arts: Literature in English, French, Nzema, Christian religious studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics
The school has an Old Student Association (HOSA) with branches at the nation’s tertiary institutions. Some prominent past students of the school include; Ghana’s Ambassadors to Iran;
Hon. Ahmed Hassan, Professor Kofi Daddieh, of Miaimi University, Dr. Andrew Kenjah all of USA, Professor John Blay, UCC, Dr. Paul Asmah, the first medical technologist to be trained for the Ministry of Health, Mr. Dan Borsor, a business man an philanthropist, Lt Col. Albert Adu, the Commanding Officer of the fifth Battalion of Infantry (Ghana Army, Tamale), and many others.
There is a dynamic Parent – Teacher Association under the chairmanship of Mr. Joseph Whajah
Other stakeholders include the Jomoro District Assembly and the Western Nzema Traditional Council.
- 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