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KROBO GIRLS PRESBYTERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

P.O.BOX 47, ODUMASE KROBO, TEL. 03420 91362/ 0342091361

1. MISSION
To deliver quality and holistic education based on the Presbyterian tradition, to prepare and equip the girl for fuller life. Its purpose is to discipline not only the mind and body but also the spirit.

2. CREST AND MOTTO:
The best for the highest
SLOGAN: Krobo is shining; oh yes!
COLOURS:
a. Navy Blue (Lobelia) and White for classrooms
b. Ivory and Terracotta for residence

3. BRIEF HISTORY
Krobo Girls Senior High, a Presbyterian school, is situated at the western part of Odumase Krobo, about one kilometer off the Odumase-Asesewa road. It started as Krobo Girls Middle School, which was founded by some few female Scottish Missionaries in March, 1927. Under the Accelerated Plan of the government, a two-year Teacher Training College for, women was added to the Girls School in 1944 on experimental basis. The College was constituted a Certificate ‘B’ Teacher Training for women in 1951 under the Management of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. In 1962, the Two-Year Teacher Training College changed to a Four-Year Certificate ‘A’ Teacher Training College for women. In September 1973, the Krobo Girls Middle School phased out while Krobo Training College (Presbyterian) was converted to a Girls’ Secondary School, under the Consolidation of Teacher Education Programme by the Ministry of Education. The school has been a Secondary School in view of the new educational reforms by the Ministry of Education since January 1990.
The first Ghanaian Headmistress of the school was Miss Agnes Akoto from 1975-98, Mrs. Gladys Kabuki Appiah from 1999-2009 and the current headmistress is Ms Cecilia Obenewaa Appiah from 2009 to date.
STATUS
The school is a Girl’s Day and Boarding Government Assisted Secondary School. Day students, however, are preferably advised to stay with their parents or guardians. Day students may be admitted to the boarding house at the end of the academic year and not in the middle of the year.

4. ACHIEVEMENTS
a. Academic
There is a progressive improvement in WASSCE results with about 80% of the products qualifying for the universities and 20% for other tertiary institutions.
Two students excelled in a French competition organized by CREF(National Co-ordination Office for Regional Centre for Teaching of French)
b. Sports
The school has been at the forefront of sporting activities in the Somanya Zone (comprising of Asuogyaman, Lower Manya, Upper Manya and Yilo Districts). It has chalked significant successes over the years and currently contributes about 85% of the Zonal Hockey team.

5. PROGRAMMES
i. Vocational Programme
a) Home Economics: Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition/Clothing and Textiles, General Knowledge in Art /Biology.
b) Visual Arts: Picture Making/Graphic Design, General Knowledge in Art. , Leather work
ii. General Science:- Elective Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
iii. General Arts: History, Christian Religious Studies, Literature in English, French, Geography, Economics, Elective Mathematics, Government
iv. Business Programme:- Financial Accounting, Costing, Elective Mathematics, Economics

6. EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
i. The school has an international exchange programme with the Weald of Kent Girls’ Grammar School, UK. This programme has been going on for the past 10 years with about 100 students and ten tutors visiting UK. Weald of Kent has also reciprocated the visits with annual visits of students and tutors to share and exchange ideas and culture. The programme has enjoyed the funding and support from DFID and the British Council. In July 2010 a batch of 15 students and two tutors of the school visited UK and we are expecting our sister in Ghana in February 2011 for their next visit.
ii. The school is in the process of extending its exchange programme to Japan on the Ghana-Japan students cultural exchange programme scheduled from 18th August – 7th September 2010.
iii. The school is a founding member of the Ghana Students Exchange programme and has participated successfully in the last two editions.

7. FACILITIES
a. Classroom: 11 in use now. 21 unit classroom under construction. Another 6 unit also awarded against September 2010
b. Laboratories: Krobo Girls has a complete Science Resource centre with adequate teachers.

8. THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF THE SCHOOL
The school is a Christian institution, with a bias towards Presbyterian Christian practices. The School has a Chaplain who is in charge of the organization of the Christian life of the school. Compulsory Morning and Evening Worship is conducted in addition to the official Sunday services, which every student must attend. Students of all Denominations and Religion however, are admitted into the school. Parents must be aware that apart from the official service of the school, students are not to attend services of their own choice in town or otherwise.

9. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Physical training, hobbies and organized games are compulsory for all and there are various clubs and societies offering opportunities for the development of special interest and skills, a student is expected to join at least one.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
The school operates a guidance and counseling unit which takes care of students academic, social, psychological etc. needs. The unit runs a weekly group counseling session known as “Home room programme” where students are exposed to issues they need to facilitate their studies and social integration. Parents are advised to acquire the necessary hand outs produced by the unit for their wards. The doors of the unit are open to parents on working days and weekends when arranged.

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