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JIM BOURTON MEMORIAL AGRICULTURAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, (JIBMASS) LOGBA

P.O. BOX 283,  HOHOE, TEL:  091- 95320

 

  1. VISION

As an educational institution of academic excellence to give out to the community and the nation products who would ever be keen to learn hard for optimum academic achievements using modern teaching and learning techniques taking due cognizance of good and desirable environmentally friendly practices.

  1. MISSION

Putting into motion best teaching and learning practices with the use of well qualified and motivated teaching and non-teaching staff with efficient and effective supervisory techniques in place and with adequate reward for desired moral uprightness of all stakeholders and all these done within a desirable, democratic and co-operative environment/social framework.

  1. CREST AND MOTTO

SCHOOL ANTHEM

Arise! Oh student of JIBMASS,

Arise, arise and shine.

Lift high the flag of your alma mater

And make her great and strong

Say no to laziness but work

Only towards success

With patience and perseverance.

Arise! JIBMASS, success awaits

Remember our path founders and follow their foot steps

Great sons and daughters of great JIBMASS,

Arise and shine.

  1. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL

Jim Bourton Memorial Agricultural Senior High school, Logba  was established on 11th October, 1979 by the Logba Youth Association and named Logba Agricultural Secondary School (LASEC).The initial school population was thirty students which comprised twenty boys and ten girls.  The school was renamed Jim Bourton Memorial Agricultural Secondary School after the late Mr. Jim Bourton, a Canadian University Organization Volunteer, who joined the Teaching Staff on 14th April, 1983 and later, on 30th April, 1984 became the Headmaster.  He met his untimely death and was buried in front of the school’s Administration block on 18th February, 1994.

Logba Agricultural Secondary School was absorbed into the Public System in January, 1992.

In October, 1996 the school was renamed Jim Bourton Memorial Agricultural Secondary School in appreciation of the good work and sacrifices of the late Jim Bourton.

With the implementation of Ghana’s recent Education Reforms which began in September, 2007, the school is now known as Jim Bourton Memorial Agricultural Senior High School.

Jim Bourton Memorial Agricultural Senior High School started a historic Boarding system on13th  January, 2008, with an initial number of five students and a kitchen staff of two women on the first day.

The Boarding population increased to 103 students and three kitchen staff by the end on the 2nd term in which the boarding system was started.

Status of Institution and Facilities: – JIBMASS runs both boarding and day system.  Currently,

Location : The school is located on the main Accra – Hohoe road at Logba Adzakoe on a piece of land given to the school by the Adzakoe Community.  The school land is 26.17 acres

PAST HEADMASTERS OF THE SCHOOL

i           Mr. Oscar Anugber (B.A. Ed.)                               1979 – 1982

ii       Mr. Dan S. Akotia (acted)                                          1982 – 1983

iii      Mr. Jim Edward Bourton(late)                                   1984 -1994

iv      Mr. F.G.Y. Kwame (Dip. Maths. Ed.)(acted)             4th March, 1984 – Dec.1994

v      Mr. Kwesi Hobenu (B.A. Ed)                                     22nd Dec, 1994 – 16th March, 1999

vi      Mr. A. k. Ayitah (B.A. Ed)                                          16th March, 1999 – 2nd June, 2000

vii     Mr. J. K. Mandor (B. Sc. Ed.)                                      2nd June, 2000 – 23rd February, 2007

viii    Mr. E. K. Asiamah (B.Ed. Psycho)                              23rd February, 2007 – 9th Dec. 2009

  1. Mr. A.K.A. Abini (B.A. Hons)P.G.C.E      9th December,2009 to Date
  2. SCHOOL FACILITIES:

Academic

(a)    A 3- unit classroom block to ease the classroom problems due to increasing student intake was built by the P. T. A.

(b)     A 10 seater KVIP for former hostel, now boarding house.  This was built by the Hohoe Municipal Assembly for the school.

(c)     GETFund Computer cum Library Building: – This was constructed by Messrs John Makol Company Limited. P. O. Box AW.5, Anloga.  Contract Number VR. 010/2004. This facility however, lacks furnishing and computers.

(d)     A new block for Vocational Department is still at the foundation level.  The project is being sponsored by the M.P. and Volta Regional Minister and the P. T. A.  Contact the M.P. for further assistance to the P.T.A. to complete the project.

(e)     A new temporary Dining Hall and Kitchen has been built by the school to start the Boarding System.

Non-Academic:

Recreation Grounds:- The school has a standard football field and other sporting facilities.

  1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
  1. Agriculture Science: General Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics
  2. Business (Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Principals of Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics
  3. Vocational (Visual Arts): General Knowledge in Arts, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Chemistry
  4. Vocational (Home Economics): General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Food and Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Economics, French, Chemistry, Biology
  5. General Arts: French, Ewe, Geography, Economics, Government, Mathematics (Elective)
    1. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: –

Co-curricular activities in the school normally revolve around sports and games culture and art, debates and quizzes.  The state of the various disciplines had a lot of praise for the school in the region.   The sports and games is normally organized on inter-house basis and teams are selected in the field of athletics (field and track events), football (boys and girls), volley ball (boys and girls) and table tennis (boys and girls).  Every year the school normally boasts of ten to fifteen sports boys and girls that represent the northern zone in the Volta Region.  The boys football team is normally referred to as giant killers since any team that came into contact with the team had a story to tell.

Art and culture is normally school based where the school present students for choral, sight reading, drama, dance and poetry recital.  Prominent among the achievement is when the school participated in the studrafest where they placed.  The school had a seasoned poet who normally prepares students for such events. In the field of debate and quizzes, the school has debating club and civic clubs which represent the school in those competitions.  Also religiously, the school has a very vibrant scripture union which caters for the spiritual needs of the students.  Also entertainment form part of the school activities.  It is normally in the form of variety shows, video shows, quizzes, debates and dance (foreign and indigenous)

  1. STAKEHOLDERS

Parent Teacher Association

There is a dynamic Parent Teacher Association which operates under the chairmanship of Togbe Nicholas Adanti.

Old Students Association

This association exists in the school.  It is, however, not as active is one would expect such an important association to be.

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