MAMPONG AKWAPIM SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
MOTTO: HWE KAN [STAY FOCUSSED]
TELEPHONE: (0872) 22029; Setedeaf @ yahoo.com
A highly motivated and empowered human resource with skills to develop its full potentials to cope with global challenges.
2. MISSION STATEMENT:
We educate, empower and advocate enhancing self –reliance; to improve the quality of human life and to create a just and inclusive society where al people can participate equally.
3. BRIEF HISTORY OF INSTITUTION
The present Senior High/Technical School for the Deaf, Mampong Akuapem started as a basic school i.e. Primary & middle in January, 1959, a day after Rev. Andrew Foster had moved from Osu to Mampong. At the time of start, the present site consisted of an uncompleted house belonging to Nana Anoban Sasraku II
ii. First Enrolment:
Rev Foster started the School with 28 children i.e 15 from the nucleus at Osu and the remaining 13 from up-country.
iii. First Headmaster:
Rev Foster became the first Headmaster or Manager with few teachers from Aburi and Ashante Bekwai
iv. Funding: The Government took over the funding of the school in 1960.
v. Establishment Of A Ssec/Vocational Dept:
In the mid 1970s it was found out that the graduates from the school had nothing to do after obtaining the middle school leaving Certificate (MSLC) so the school had a Secondary/Vocational Department where the students learned; tailoring/ dressmaking and carpentry.
vi. Year Of Establishment:
In 1975 the school was renamed Secondary Technical as it became clear that the deaf in Ghana also as a matter of right need Secondary or Technical Education.
vii. Autonomous Status: In 1982, the school became autonomous.
viii. Present-Day Admissions:
Today, the school admits qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination candidates from 13 basic Junior high schools for the deaf in Ghana.
Few candidates with cases of deafness in ‘regular’ schools as referred from hospitals are also admitted. It is the only public second cycle institution for the deaf in the country and remains dependent on government grant for its financial sustenance.
ix. Important School Date: 5th July 2008 the school had its maiden Speech and Prize-Given Day, 33 years after it was established.
x. Status of The Institution :- Boarding (Mixed)
4. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
i. SSSCE/WASSCE RESULTS: There have been relative improvement in SSSCE/WASSCE Results in the past 9 years as summarized below:
YEAR EXAMINATION TOTAL NO OF CANDIDATES OVER ALL PERCENT PASS
41 26.3 %
University of Ghana, Legon – 1 female student graduated in HRM in 2005
1 male student graduated in Librarianship (2006) and is now the School Librarian.
1 male undergraduate level 400 (2009) in social Sciences.
University of Education, Winneba – 1 female undergraduate level 300(2010)
1 male graduated in Special Educ. & Soc Science (2009)
Kumasi Campus winneba – 1 male Technical Education Level 300 (2010)
Presby College of Education – 2 qualified teachers completed and have been posted to School
Akropong For the Deaf
5 males and 1 female are trainees (2007-2010)
5. SCHOOL FACILITIES
(a) Classrooms: There are 8 classrooms.
(b) Library: (i) Size: The school library is housed in a room 12 by 14 inches.
6. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES Three main programmes are pursued:
i. Technical: Elective Mathematics and Technical Drawing (compulsory subjects and any one of the following; Building Construction/Metalwork/Woodwork)
ii. Vocational (Home Economics Option)
General Knowledge in Art and Management in Living are compulsory subjects and any one of the following; Clothing and Textiles / Foods and Nutrition
Visual Arts Options: General Knowledge in Art, graphic Design and Leatherwork
iii. General Arts: Christian Religious Studies, Economics and History
Sign Language classes are held for staff and students to upgrade communication skills.
7. CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
The following activities are organized at school, public and inter school functions
a) Sports and Games
b) Music, Dance and Drama
a. Old Students: The Ghana National Association for the Deaf (GNAD) with its Headquarters at Accra is the fundamental organization to which students and past students belong. It organizes workshops/Seminars/fun games for the deaf. It funds sign language classes in schools and draws public awareness to disability issues or the deaf culture in Ghana. Other stakeholders are:
b. Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
c. District Assembly
- 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