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NSAWAM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL,
TEL: 0832-22146

1. VISION
To be amongst the best Senior High Schools in Ghana by providing quality education and high general discipline to our students to enable them fit well into society.

2. MISSION
Nsasco being a mixed community Day Senior High School has the mandate to teach students who are admitted from Junior High Schools in the catchment area to develop their cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains through the approved structures, curricula and guidelines set by the Ghana Education Service. We aim at providing qualitative academic and moral excellence among the youth and promote sustainable human resource development for higher institutions or the job market.

3. SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO

4. HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Nsawam Senior High School was established in 1991. The school came into being as a result of a government policy to establish new secondary schools, mainly day schools, in communities throughout the country. Nsawam was to be a beneficiary of the programme.
One of the reasons for the setting up of such a school was to cut down drastically the cost of secondary education borne by parents/guardians. The Akuapem South District Assembly (A.S.D.A), the local implementing body of the program, therefore tasked a three-member committee of the assembly to secure a venue for the new school.
The members of the committee were, Nana Aku Ankra, Nana Buame and Master Kwofie. They were assisted by the current acting chief of Nsawam, Nana Sakyiamah. Because the government then did not have adequate funds for the establishment of a new school, and the impromptu nature of the project which was part of the then Educational Reform Programme, the committee was directed to look for an existing Junior Secondary School to accommodate the new Senior Secondary School
Consequently, the venue for Sakyi Agyakwa and Osaebo Primary and Junior Secondary Schools was chosen. Thus, these schools were moved away to join other schools in the town to pave the way for the new school. So, on 25th January, 1991, the school was opened with a student population of one hundred and one (101)
The teaching staff strength was 9, including the headmaster, and that of the non-teaching staff was 15. The first batch completed in December 1993 numbering 83 students. Home Economics, Visual Arts and Agriculture were the programs pursued in the school until 1995 when the General Arts program was added.

5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
i. SSCE 2003 2004 2005
84.9% 88.8% 99.1% Pass
ii. WASSCE 2007 2008 2009
98.2% 98.9% 100% Pass
The School won the First Position in the “What Do You Know” quiz contest organized by Ghana Broadcasting Corporation on behalf of Ghana Book Publishers Association on the occasion of the Book Fair organized at the Trade Fair Centre in 1998.
Sports
In Table Tennis, the school won the First and Second Positions for boys and girls respectively in the 2003/04 academic year. In the same year, it won the Second Position for both boys and girls in Athletics. In the 2006/07 academic year, the school was First in the Table Tennis competition for both boys and girls.
The school was First in the girls’ Soccer competition the same year.

6. SCHOOL FACILITIES
i. Academic: 17 Classrooms, 1 Laboratory, 1 Library, 1 ICT Lab

7. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:
a. Agriculture Programme: General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics
b. Home Economics Option: Management-in-Living, Clothing and Textiles, Foods & Nutrition, Chemistry, General knowledge in Art
c. Visual Arts Option: Picture Making, Ceramics, General Knowledge in Art, Economics
d. General Arts Programme: Economics, Geography, Government, Mathematics, Twi Akuapem, French, History, Christian Religious Studies

8. CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES (CLUB & SOCIETIES)
a. Cadet Corp
b. Civic Education Club
c. Green Earth Club
d. School Choir
e. Scripture Union
f. Cultural Troupe
g. Future Leaders Investment Club (FLIC)

9. STAKEHOLDERS
Old Students: – The Old Students Association has played vital roles in the development of the school.
• The Provision of the school’s billboard.
• Bearing the total cost of training our cultural troupe for the school’s 18th Anniversary and 3rd Speech & Prize-Giving cerebrations.
P. T. A.
The PTA is the main financiers of most of the school’s projects. These include:
i. Provision of security gate and walling of the school premises.
ii. Canteen facility
iii. Wire netting of Visual Arts department windows
iv. Wire netting of Assembly Hall windows
v. Provision of 15 teachers’ tables and 15 chairs
vi. 3 long tables for the school library.
vii. Purchase of photocopier for the school
viii. Purchase of four (4) computers for our Computer Laboratory.
ix. Carpet furnishing for the offices of the Headmaster, Asst. headmasters (Adm & Acad.) and the Accounts office.
Other Stakeholders – European Union
The school became the beneficiary of an Europen Union project. The EU in partnership with the Akuapem South Municipal Assembly (ASMA) and the PTA constructed a twelve (12)-seater Water Closet (WC) facility for the school.
The Member of Parliament for the Aburi-Nsawam Constituency was instrumental in the allocation of one 33-Seater Eicher Yellow Bus to the school in December 2008.
Traditional Authorities
The traditional authorities provided the land for the establishment of the school. The Acting Nsawam Chief pays regular visits to the school to advise the Headmaster, staff and students.
Municipal Assembly:
The assembly provided the schools’ infrastructure. The two poly tanks used in the school were supplied by the Akuapem South Municipal Assembly

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