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MAWUKO GIRLS’ SENIOR HIGH
P. O. BOX HP 427, HO, TEL. 03620 26440, Email: makogiss1983@yahoo.com

1. VISION
To harness available resources in laying an adequate infrastructural base for the school which will in turn help vigorously pursue the education of the girl child physically, academically, and spiritually to become useful citizens first for themselves and for the nation at large.
2. MISSION
To establish the school as one of the best second cycle institutions in the country; the cradle of girl child education and give meaning to the motto “educate a woman in the way of God and you train a whole nation” through effective utilization of harnessed resources for the attainment of our set goals.
3. CREST
The crest of the school was designed by Seth Loh (Mr.). It is basically the right hand with the forefinger pointing upwards and beads around the wrist, in consonance with the declaration made by the founder “only God!” and the beads around the wrist are to signify femininity
COLOURS
The colours of the school are blue and white. The blue is the primary colour of the E. P. Church, the founding church of the school, and the white stands for chastity and purity values priceless in the quest of developing the girl child.
4. BRIEF HISTORY
The concept of a Girl’s Senior High School for the E. P. Church was nursed in 1981 by the Visionary and Moderator of the E. P. Church at the time, Rt. Rev. Prof. Noah Komla Dzobo (late). It was however not until November 1983 that the dream became a reality with Mad. Margaret Nutsugah as the first headmistress of the school which started with the German bungalows serving as classroom facility. Thirty-five students enrolled as the first batch of the school. That the dream was not born out of a populace desire, it met a variety of adversaries.
The establishment came at a time when there was an economic crunch in the country and many who opposed this project believed that if there was fund enough to establish another school, the money should rather be used in expanding Mawuli School. It therefore stands with reason that the proposal to name the new school “Mawuli Girls’ S. H. S.” was resisted vehemently by the powers that be. At last, the progenitor in despair declared that with the solid opposition met “only God could lay the foundations of this new school” hence the name by translation into Ewe, “Mawuko Girls’ S. H. S.’ ”
At its inception, there was a government “policy of debordinisation” which made the school start as a day girls’ school. Months after the start of the school, four of the girls got pregnant; the stars of the critics had shone and the debate took a new turn. This made the then first lady of the church, Madam Vida Dzobo, who had been part of the process unseen to emerge with the formation of “Mawuko Women Association” with the aim of supporting and giving life to the young school to avert its plausible collapse.
The association raised funds through the sale of used clothing, appeal for funs, and lay preaching to build a hostel facility to accommodate the girls. After raising a substantial amount of money, contractor Theo Gadzanku on contact, offered to build the hostel facility provided the materials would be supplied and his works fed. The conditions being favourable, the work was done peaceably.
The hostel facility became operational in 1985 and for twelve years, the association controlled the operations of the hostel. For the first three years of operating the hostel, the services of the social center were solicited for the provision of meals for the hostellers on an agreed fee. The surplus returns from running the hostel was used to start a kitchen facility; a kitchen structure, utensils, and other necessary items needed for the kitchen to become operational were purchase. Within the first three years, the kitchen facility was set to begin kitchen services for the hostellers.
The school was, however, fully absorbed by the government of Ghana in January 1991. The school, therefore, is a government-assisted institution, that means it is a public school. In 1997, the necessary documentations were made under the leadership of Madam Rosemond Keteku as the second headmistress and the school attained boarding status. The church leadership therefore in a letter directed the Mawuko Women Association to hand over the hostel and the kitchen facilities to the school to make the boarding status complete.
Water situation in the school was acute and in response to this, the founder contacted a German company E. Z. E. to help salvage the situation. They therefore gave out money for a number of boreholes to be dug. They also gave out money for an assembly hall to be built. A specific structural plan was sent but envisaging the rapid growth of the school, authorities made imputes by expanding the original structure. This met the disapproval of the donors and the support was withdrawn. This explains why the hall has not been completed till date. Areas left to make the hall complete include ceiling, furnishing, and the toilet facility.
5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
a. SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION/ WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
YEAR
NO. OF CANDIDATES % PASSED % FAILED
2006
2007
2008
2009 188
190
208
253 83.2
79.5
99.4
92.3 16.8
20.5
0.6
7.7
b. The school competed in the National Wildlife Quiz competition in 2007 at Accra and had the first position, beating schools like Mfantsiman SHS, Accra Girls SHS, Achimota School and Accra Academy.
c. Mawuko debaters’ club emerged the winners of the 54th Independence day anniversary debate competition in the Ho municipality and represented the municipality in the inter district competition.
d. The school artiste club emerged third in The Festival of Arts and Culture for Senior High Schools (2010) and they also for two consecutive times (2010 and 2011), have emerged winners of the festival of performing arts organized by the Village of Wisdom (Adanukofe) and produced by The Centre for Creative Youth
e. As part of the school’s policy, students and staff alike are encourage to engage in activities that help the school to give back to society. In fulfillment of this dream, clubs and societies within the Mawuko community undertake activities such as
REGIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL.
Five female Football players and 4 athletes were selected in 2007 to represent the Region at the National Sports Festival held in Koforidua.
INTER-SCHOOL SPORTS FESTIVAL
The school team also won in the following discipline during the 2007 inter-schools competition: (Girls Division)
a). Soccer (1st)
b). Basketball (1st)
c). Volleyball (1st)
d). Athletics (2nd)
6. EXTRA—CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
The Sports department undertake the following extra-curricular activities:
a). Sports and games
b). Culture
c). Cadet
d). Excursions
e). Sprite Basketball competition—November, 2009.

 

 

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