JEMA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
That, in the shortest possible time, the school progresses to gain academic excellence and becomes the choice for senior high school education within the catchment area.
That all aspects of the school such as: infrastructure, physical environment, health and sanitation, co-curricula and academic activities are arranged to promote effective teaching and learning in order to achieve our vision of academic excellence.
Truth and Hard Work
- BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
The school was established in 1991 under the headship of Mr. Dickson Oppong. Initial number of teaching staff was 15 (14 males and 1 female).
The school began with a total population of 82 students (50 boys and 32 girls); but the current student population stands at 883 comprising 533 boys and 350 girls. There are 31 personnel for the non-teaching staff.
LOCATION: The school is located at the northern fringe of Jema along the Jame – Kintampo road.
STATUS : The school operates the Boarding and Day system.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT
Initially as a young school saddled with many challenges, academic performance in SSSCE/WASSCE results over the years have been mediocre. They obtained better grades in the elective subjects than the core subjects. However, many of our products have found their way into various tertiary institutions and have acquired higher qualifications and are serving in various ministries and departments, such as health, education, civil service, security agencies, agriculture and others.
Currently, to mention but a few, five products of the school are graduate teachers in the school, while the Jema Hospital staff is dominated by products of this school.
SPORTS AND GAMES
The following achievements by our students have been recorded.
2004: The school placed first and third in the District and Regional Constitutional Games Competition respectively.
2004/2005: The school won the debate against Kintampo Senior High School on the topic “Should the National Insurance be introduced”?
2005: Mensah Martha and Maabiama Cecilia of this school represented Brong Ahafo Region in the National Sports Festival.
2006/2007: The following students of Jema Senior High School were School were selected as members of the Regional Squad for soccer and athletic competition: Nyarawido, Loni Dickson, Forgor James, Baffowaa Irene and Peter Konzobia.
2007: The school placed third and fifth out of fifty four (54) schools in a Regional Debate.
2009: Zonal Cross Country Event: the girls and boys recorded the third and fifth positions out of eleven (11) zones respectively.
2009: Zonal and Regional Football Competition – Jema Senior High School emerged the winners of the first and fifth positions respectively out of the fifteen (15) schools.
In the same year the following students: Mahama Memunatu, Elizabeth Kuruwaa, Boaffowaa Irene and Peter Konzobia were members of the Brong Ahafo Regional contingent who particicpated in the Inter-Regional Sports Festival which took place in Accra.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- Classrooms – 18
- Laboratory – None
- Library – Provisional
- ICT – Provisional
- NON ACADEMIC
- Football field
- Volley and Hand ball pitches.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- Agriculture Science: General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics
- Business (Accounting Option): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Principle of Accounting, Economics
- Visual Arts: General Knowledge In Art, Graphic Design, Leather Works
- Home Economics: General Knowledge In Art, management in Living, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Biology
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
- General Arts : Literature in English, Asante Twi, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, Government, Elective Mathematics
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
To support both academic moral and leadership training of students, various clubs and societies have been formed under responsible patrons.
- Debating Club
- Readwide Club
- National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)
- Wildfire Club
- Business Students Association (BSA)
- Catholic Students’ Association (CATHSU)
- Pentecost Students’ Association (PENSA)
- The Ghana National Association of Adventist Students’ (GNAAS)
- OLD STUDENTS: – The Association exists, and tow (2) of its members is currently serving on the school Board of Governors.
- PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA): – Is vibrant and therefore active in the development of the school. It provides class rooms, staff quarter, hostel accommodation and other essential structures. About ninety percent (90%) of the current development in the school is borne by the PTA.
- TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY: – Assists in the solution of problems such as settlement of disputes between the school and members of the town community. Opinion leaders and elders serve as a link between the school and the people of the town. They also provide land for expansion of the school.
- DISTRICT ASSAMBLY: – Is committed to the infrastructural development of the school. Projects being undertaken include a Dining Hall. Mechanized Bore Hole, Classrooms and a Modern Toilet for the girls.
- 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