OBIRI YEBOAH SENIOR HIGH SECONDARY/TECHNICAL SCHOOL
(O Y E S S )
To be one of the best Senior High Secondary/Technical Schools in the Country being a school of first choice and not a school of choice of convenience, producing graduates whose presence can be felt and seen in all spheres of the nation’s economy as nation builders in terms of Conduct, Knowledge and hard work as is the school’s motto.
To provide the most congenial atmosphere for teaching/learning as far as our resources can cope, ensuring a total development of the student, physically, emotionally, mentally and socially so as to become useful to themselves, their parents/family, the nation and, to all humanity in general; through the attainment of the highest academic moral excellence which will form the foundation for their future development.
3. SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
MOTTO: Conduct, Knowledge, Hardwork.
4. BRIEF HISTORY:-
(i) Name: Obiri Yeboah Senior High Secondary/Technical School (Formerly Fosu Day Secondary School).
(ii) Year of establishment:
Started as a Community School (going through transformation processes from the former Middle School through the Junior Secondary until it was absorbed into the public school system in 1985.
(iii) Location: Assin Fosu in the northern suburb of the town, on the Kumasi road.
(iv) Telephone No. 04295869
vi Status: The school is currently a day school but has provided hostel facilities in five different locations – four of which are hired premises. Two of these hostels accommodate girls who have their housemistresses living with them.
5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS:-
The School has produced graduates who had accomplished a lot over the years.
Some have graduated from the Universities and other post-secondary institutions and are providing their quota to the nation’s development in all sectors, viz agriculture, education, banking, security services, medical and paramedics etc. Some members of current staff of the school are even old students.
The school takes a front roll position in Sports and games. The school was the 1st runner-up in the Region’s inter-schools Milo Games qualifiers in 2009.
The school also came top of the Zone 5 athletics, sweeping 8 trophies/shields, including the best overall athlete (boys) shield. The school is still in contention to represent the Region in the Milo boys football games in 2010, a target towards which the school team is being prepared seriously.
6. SCHOOL FACILITIES:-
(a) Classrooms 26
The school has a community football field adjacent to the school which is used by the school and the community for both sports activities and other social functions.
7. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:
a. Agriculture Subjects: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Crop. Husbandry/Animal husbandry, Elective Mathematics
b. Technical: Technical Drawing, Metal Work, Woodwork, Physics, Elective Mathematics
c. Home Economics: Management In Living, Foods and Nutrition, Biology, Economics
d. Business: Accounting Option:- Business Management, Financial Accounting, Principles of Costing, Economics
e. Business: Secretarial Option:- Business Management, Typewriting, Clerical Office Duties, Economics
f. General Arts: Geography, Elective Mathematics, Economics, Government, Christian Religious Studies, Twi, French, History, Literature in English
8. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:-
The school’s performance in this has been commendable. For instance the school won the 1st position trophy in the District School’s culture and Drama Competition in 2008. The school also has Immigration Cadet.
There is also a school choir that performs during special occasions.
Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A.): This had been very vibrant and had been the major stakeholder in the provision of infrastructure for the school, except for the past two years when its effort had been stalled due to lack of commitment on the part of the school’s management. However, the “we can do” spirit is being re- vamped by the new Headmaster who at the first meeting of the stakeholders has assured them of his commitment to ensure their projects are executed as planed.
Municipal Assembly:- There had not been any evidence of its earlier commitment, but now the assembly in collaboration with the Traditional authorities, has secured the new site for the school’s development. The assembly is also working to support the school’s development in the form of trying to provide infrastructure, learning equipment (computers) as well as supporting brilliant but needy students by way of scholarship / bursaries, etc., when its share of the common fund is released to it.
Other philanthropists, Non-governmental Organizations (N.G.O’s), etc are promising to support the development of the school in one way or other. E.g. World Vision International is providing a staff toilet (male and female). The same organization is also providing bore-hole potable water for the school.
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