NKONYA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
The vision for the school (Nkonya S.H.S) is to develop it into an ideal centre of learning that will promote both academic and moral excellence
The mission statement of the school is to create an enabling environment that will turn out a pool of disciplined, productive and worthwhile citizens who would be beneficial to themselves, their families, societies and the country at large.
- SCHOOL CREST & MOTTO:
The motto of the school as indicated here implies that the students should let the sky be their limit.
- BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION:
Nkonya Senior High School was established in November 1964 through the efforts of the Chiefs and some prominent people. Some of the prominent people were Mr. C.C.Y Onny (Assistant Principal Secretary) with the Ministry of Finance, Mr. J. Koranteng Kwame (The District Commissioner) for Buem area, Mr. Anyomi and
Ofedie both of the Town Development Committee, to mention but a few. It was started with 20 students – seventeen males and three females. The first Acting Headmaster was Mr. Fabian Kwabena Opoku, a native of Nkonya Ahenkro.A year after its establishment, the school was absorbed as a government Assisted School and provided with a substantive Headmaster, Mr. F.K. Adyidyonu. The school was housed in rented premises until it was moved to a temporary location in Nkonya Ntsumuru township (between Kadjebi & Ntsumuru).
Five years after its establishment (1969/1970 academic year), it was moved to the present permanent site (between Kadjebi & Ntumda). The school went through several infantile problems. These included lack of teachers, lack of basic amenities like water and light among others, accommodation for students as well as teachers, books syllabi to mention but a few. But by dint of hard work by the early students and teachers with support from the chiefs and many committed natives, the school gradually developed and finally saw the light of day.
The school has achieved several successes in almost all disciplines.It has also produced very prominent personalities in many fields of endeavours. After Mr. Adjidyonu, who was the first headmaster, came Mr. Boateng, then Mr. Ayitey, followed by Mr. E. K. Addae and Mr. Gustav Kwame Akroa, the present headmaster.
1st Prize & Speech day – 1966/67 academic year.
2nd Prize & Speech day – 1967/68 academic year.
25th Prize & Speech day – 1991/1992 academic year.
40th Anniversary – 2004/2005 academic year.
STATUS : NKOSEC has both boarding and day facilities.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS.
(i) SSCE – Though results have not been the best, it was never the worst. It picks up steadily.
(ii) WASSCE – Performance picks up steadily.
(iii) Regional Games: Always a good number of students are selected during the Zonal Games to represent the region.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES:
- i) Classrooms – Adequate
- ii) Laboratories – Labs for Biology, chemistry and Physics.
iii) Library – Needs expansion in terms of new stock of books and block.
(b) Non Academic
Recreational Grounds for games and athletics are on standard, except that the basket-ball pitch needs to be cemented and the stage for drama needs to be improved at the Assembly Hall.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:
Programmes and subjects offered:
- Business (Accounting): Business Management, Principles of Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics, French, Music
- Vocational (Visual Arts): General Knowledge in Art: Graphic Design, Picture Making, Sculpture, Chemistry
- Vocational (Home Economics): General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition, French, Biology
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
- General Arts: Literature in English, French, EWE, Music, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, Government, Elective Mathematics
- CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Drama/Music & Cultural, Debate, Scripture Union (SU), Science Club.
(i) Old Students: The Old Students have been supportive in the development of the school. For instance they donate some quantity of books to replenish the school’s library during the School’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations.
(ii) P. T. A: The P. T. A. is also vibrant in the development of the school. For instance, they bought 40 computers for the school’s Computer Laboratory to enhance teaching and learning of I.C.T. They also sometimes give financial assistance to newly recruited teachers who are not on salary.
(iii) Traditional Authority: The traditional authority has been instrumental in the release and acquisition of land for the establishment of the school. They are ready to back all laudable projects undertaken by the school and allow the school to operate in an enabling environment.
(iv) District/Municipal/Metropolitan Assembly: The school operated formerly under the Jasikan District Assembly which supervises and monitors all educational activities for the school. But this duty is now taken over by the newly created Biakoye 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