MANKESSIM SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Mankessim Senior High Technical School, Mankessim, situated along Mankessim-Dominase road in the Mfantseman Municipality was established by the then PNDC Government of Ghana in January 1991 as a result of the 1987 Educational Reforms initiated by the Government. The Municipal (District) Assembly, some local personalities and chiefs supplemented the efforts of government in the setting up of the school. Notable among these were the two District Chief Executives who happened to be ladies – Miss Sarah Kuntu Arthur who was instrumental in getting the District Assembly to release grant of Four Million Cedis (¢4,000,000) or now Four Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢400.00) for the take-off of the school and Mrs. Susan Des Bordes who organized the construction of the Home Economics and Visual Arts blocks.
The chiefs and people of Mankessim voluntarily and generally released the land for the setting up of the school. Nana Kwaa Annan VII, the Nkyidomhene of Mankessim Traditional Area, the late Ebusuapanyin Ebo Imbeah of the Nsona Pakesedo family and Opanyin Kobina Ayew between them donated sixty-four (64) acres of land on which the school now stands. The Omanhene of Mankessim Traditional Area as well as those of Nkusukum, Dominase and Ekumfi were all involved in the establishment of the school.
One unique feature in the establishment of Mankessim Senior High Technical School is the contribution of International Organisations like the Canadian High Commission which built Canada Block for classrooms and the JICA which also put up the Science Block (Gunna Prefecture).
The pioneer Headmaster of the school was the late Mr. W.E Otchere. The school started with a student population of 32 (28 boys and 4 girls) in three departments/programmes namely:
Agriculture, Technical and Vocational.
Status of School: The school is mixed, day and boarding with boarding facilities on the compound
Nyansapↄw. This is a traditional word used for the reef knot. It refers to the knot of wisdom which can be untied only by the intelligent mind. Students of this school therefore are admonished to be mindful of whatever they do so as to be able to untie the wisdom in education.
3. Programmes offered:-
General Arts and
- 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