HOHOE E.P SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (HEPSS)
‘‘Hohoe E.P. Senior High School is determined to promote high- quality Senior High School education to all students of the school in consonance with the Ghana Education Service’s goals and aspirations’’.
‘’To provide relevant education to all students of Hohoe E.P. Senior High School to enable them acquire high academic and moral standards founded on strict Presbyterian principles to empower them live meaningful lives and contribute positively towards socio-economic development in society’’.
- BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Hohoe E.P. Senior High School was established in 1961 as a co-educational institution. The school was opened on Thursday, 28th September 1961 at the old site of the United Trading Company and United African Company (UTC/UAC) buildings within Hohoe Township. It started with fifty-five students, seven teaching and seven non-teaching staff.
The school, during its formative years, was confronted with major challenges and teething problems relating to staffing, inadequate accommodation and facilities for effective teaching and learning. With the rapid growth of the school, it became obvious that the old site could no longer accommodate the school conveniently.
On Monday 17th February, 1969, the people of Gbi-Bla and Hohoe donated 225,337 acres of land for the permanent buildings to be constructed to re-house the school.
Consequently, a section of the school moved to the present permanent site located behind the Cocoa Marketing Board regional offices at Adabraka- Hohoe on the 5th of October, 1973. Since then, the school has seen only moderate improvement in its infrastructure and academic facilities.
Hohoe E.P. Senior High School operates Day and Boarding. There is only one dormitory block for boys and Management crafted Shelter for girls as dormitory
- PROGRAMMES OFFERED
Hohoe E.P. Senior High School offers five main programmes. These are General Arts, Science, Business, Home Economics and Visual Art.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
In academic performance, Hohoe E.P. Senior High School has chalked excellent results from the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations in the past and very good performance in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). The overall performance is always between 95% to 100% pass.
HEPSS is also noted for her performance in sports and Games in the Volta Region. The school’s football team always qualifies for the Milo Games organized by Nestle Ghana Limited. Hohoe E.P. Senior High School is always the champion in the Hohoe Municipality.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
Classrooms: Currently the school works with only 18 classrooms.
Laboratories: The school has a one-storey Science Laboratory comprising Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Integrated Science Laboratory. The Science Unit of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service has supplied equipment and chemicals for teaching and learning.
There is a standard Football Field., a Volleyball court, Handball court and Basketball court. The Handball, Volleyball and Basketball courts have however not been floored or cemented.
The Old Students Association: HEPSSOSA is the acronym for the old students who are all over the world in various spheres of life. They have been very supportive to the day to day administration of the school. They are represented on the Board of Governors.
Parent-teacher association (P.T.A):Hohoe E.P. Senior High School has a vibrant Parent Teacher Association. They have helped in diverse ways in running of the school. They have undertaken several projects such as computer laboratory, building of dormitory for the school, giving incentive package to the staff every school term.
The Traditional Authorities: The chiefs and people of Gbi-Bla and Hohoe gave land freely to the size of 225,337 acres(almost a mile square) for the establishment of the school. The structures of the school covers just a third of the land size.
Hohoe Municipal Assembly: They have the government’s oversight role over the administration of the school .They have been supportive over the years.
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES:
The school undertakes in addition to the academic work co-curricular activities such as Sports and Games, Music and Culture, Drama, Debate and Quiz on competitive basis.
Religious Life: As a church institution, religious education continues to be given. There is also a counseling session with the chaplain. The spiritual security of the students is always assured.
- 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