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MANDO SENIOR HIGH/TECHNICAL SCHOOL.

1. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION
Mando Senior High/Tech. School was established in 1973 as a Middle school. It was upgraded to an experimental Junior Secondary School in 1979 when Mr. Matthew Acquah was the Headmaster. The School metamorphosed into a Senior High School in 1983 and Mr. George Conduah was appointed the pioneer Headmaster whilst Mr. Matthew Acquah was asked to serve as the chairman of the Board of Governors. The teaching staff strength was 13.
The School is the pioneer school in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region and it is acknowledged the leading or best school in the District in terms of academic achievement and discipline. At the close of 2004 the student population had risen to 700 and since then there has been greater impetus towards admission drive, culminating in the current enrolment of 1,179.
The School celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 17th march, 2007, with His Excellency Alhaji Aliu Mahama, the then Vice President of the Republic of Ghana attending as the Guest of Honour.
The school can now boast of substantial increase in its infrastructural facilities, staffing and student enrolment.
Roll of Headmasters
The School has seen 5 succeeding Administrations to date, with the current one taking over in 2005.
Mr. George Conduah – 1983 -1990
Mr. G. S. Asare – 1990 -1995
Mr. Isaac Quainoo – 1995 -1999
Mr. Archibold Fuah – 2000 – 2004
Mr. Edmund K. Donkoh – 2005 – date.
Mando Senior High /Technical School was established as a day school but introduced hostel facilities later on. The hostel system was phased out when the school was granted full boarding status by the Ministry /GES with effect from September, 2006.

2. VISION AND MISSION OF THE SCHOOL
Mando Senior High/Technical School aspires to be one of the top Senior High Schools in the country. It is therefore guided by the vision and mission that the school has set for itself, as outlined below, in its quest for holistic education.
(i) Attainment of academic excellence through enhancement of the academic environment.
(ii) Improving the quality and efficiency of both the teaching and non-teaching staff.
(iii) Expanding and developing the infrastructural base of the school to enhance the enrolment drive.
(iv) Systematically increasing student enrolment as demanded by admission pressures.
(v) High standard of discipline and moral training for students.
(vi) Diversification/enrichment of the school curriculum by the introduction of new academic programmes and subjects in line with modern trends.
(vii) Phasing out or gradually limiting the day/hostel system in favour of boarding.
(viii) Beautification of the school compound and improving accessibility to all sections of the school.
(ix) Ensuring good sanitation prevails in the school at all times.

3. SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
The School has adopted as its motto “Ndaamba Konyimdzi”, to spur students on to hard work always . The motto literary means “victory /success in future” which is dependent on the hard work and discipline that the student exhibits whilst he/she is in school. Other symbols on the Crest include the Palm tree, a dove and the Rising Sun at the base. This is neatly inscribed on a beautifully designed school crest, with Green and White background colours which are the popular colours of the school- the Green symbolizing the rich green vegetation around us and the White, victory.

4. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS.
(i) SSCE
It is gratifying to know that since 2001 SSCE, Mando Senior High /Tech. School has been placing first in the District. In the Academic league for 2004 SSCE, Mando was first in the District ,tenth (`10th) out of 54 Senior High Schools in the Central Region and 95th out of 476 Senior High Schools nationwide.
(ii) WASSCE
Indeed the school has been recording 100% passes over the years and there has been spectacular performance in some departments.
(iii) Regional Games
The School has been participating actively in the Zonal and Super Zonal competitions and we have been doing very well. In the 2004 Zone 4 Athletics we placed first in the girls High Jump. During the Kwame Nkrumah Centenary Celebrations Quiz competition, the School emerged first in the District. The School has won the independence Anniversary March past for the past six (6) consecutive years in the district.
In 2006 the School represented the Central Region in the Drum language aspect of the Cultural competition.
Last year (2009) we placed first in High Jump, Javelin and 100m race and Girls Table Tennis in the Inter Schools Sports competition which took us to the Regional level. In 2010 we qualified for the 4 x 400m relay at the Regional level

5. SCHOOL FACILITIES
(i) Academic
The School is managing with 18 classrooms and 3 other structures which have been upgraded for use as the Science laboratory.
The School has a library but it is not spacious enough
The School has a workshop for the Technical department and a Home Economics block.
Computer-Lab: – It is currently stocked with 23 computers which are functional.
(ii) Non-academic
The School has a standard field for sports and games and volley ball court but needs more of the equipment to motivate students to participate in the various activities.

6. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
a. General Arts – Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics/Literature- in- English, Economics, Fante, Government, History, Elective Mathematics.
b. Business- Business Management, Financial Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics, Principles of costing
c. Home Economics: Management –in-Living, Economics, Food and Nutrition/Clothing, Textiles, Chemistry
d. Technical Technical Drawing, Building Construction, Woodwork, Elective Mathematics
e. Agriculture General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Elective Mathematics, Chemistry
f. General Science Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics.

7. CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
These form integral part of the normal school activities. There are about 8 functional Clubs and Societies in the school and they undertake programmes which contribute meaningfully to holistic development of the students and students are therefore encouraged to belong to at least any two or three of them.

8. STAKEHOLDERS
a. Old Students :-
The School is making every effort to mobilize the few individual members around to form the Nucleus to get the Association on track. The Association is young and the bulk of its membership is made up of undergraduates..
b. Parent- Teacher Association (PTA).
The PTA has been very active and supportive in the past few years, as indicated by the attendance at meetings and participation in discussions. It has contributed immensely towards the development of the School by way of the numerous projects it has undertaken.
In 2004 the PTA put up a 3-Unit classroom block which has been converted into accommodation for the boys in boarding. It also constructed a water reservoir for the girls: In 2005/06 it carried out extension and renovation works on the Kitchen and the dining halls and purchased tables and benches for use in the dining hall. In 2007/08 academic year it put up a 3-classroom block (pavilion) and currently it is financing the construction of 8-unit classroom storey block and further extension of the dining hall. Last year, the Association procured 53 mono desks and 20 3-tier wooden beds. This is aside of the minor projects it has undertaken to support the development of the School. We are indeed grateful to them and we say, God bless them all.
c. Traditional Authority
The chief and elders were instrumental in the release of land for the establishment of the School. They mobilized the community to provide communal labour for the construction of some of the buildings at the early stage.
d. District /Municipal/Metropolitan Assembly
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly has supported the School in some ways but needs to do more now that the Decentralisation process is being pursued vigorously. The Assembly was instrumental in the acquisition of the school land. It has also facilitated the construction of a bore-hole and 12-seater KVIP by an NGO for the School.
e. Enyan Denkyira Rural Bank
The Bank has been very supportive. Within the past 2 years they have purchased 2 polytanks for the school for the storage of water and furnished the staff Common Room. We are indeed grateful to them.

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