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OBRACHIRE SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL

TEL: 0342092062

1. VISION
To train students to obtain academic qualifications as well as technical and vocational skills that will enable them to function effectively and efficiently in the globalised world.

2. MISSION
(i) To ensure the provision of decent infrastructure and requisite logistics for learning.
(ii) To promote a congenial atmosphere for learning where students can develop their talents and be proud of their achievements.
(iii) To plan and implement a combination of Academic, Technical and Vocational programmes to cater for different potentialities of the youth.
(iv) To ensure that students qualify to enter tertiary Institutions.
(v) To ensure good School/community relationship and a high level of discipline among students, Teachers, and Parents. To ensure the provision of decent infrastructure and requisite logistics for Staff, Students and Departments to enhance effective teaching and learning.

3. SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
(i) Crest:
The school crest has three sides: a flat, horizontal top, supported by two vertical/parallel lines that bend and converge at the bottom. The crest depicts three pictures: on the left, a person climbing a tree is being given a good push by a second person standing under the tree; the top right corner shows a pair of compass standing on a wooden drawing board; a hoe and a cutlass that cross each other in the middle occupy the bottom right corner of the crest.
(ii) Motto:
The motto of the school is: “EFOW DUAPA A NNA WOPIA WO”, a Fante proverb which literally translates as “He who climbs a good tree deserves a push”.

4. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION
(i) Establishment.
Obrachire Senior High Technical School was established in January, 1991 as part of the Ghana Government’s policy to bring education to the doorstep of every Ghanaian child. The school is a co-educational day/boarding institution with a student population of 998.
(ii) Location:
The school is located in Obrachire in the Ewutu-Senya District, in the Central Region. The 50-acre land on which the school is sited was donated by the Obrachire royal family. The school is 25 miles from Agona Swedru (on the west) and three miles from Awutu Bawjiase (on the East). There is a site plan and an indenture covering the land.
(iii) Commencement Of School
• The school started as a community, day school to serve the educational needs of pupils within Obrachire township and the surrounding towns and villages. The initial enrolment was 25 pupils.
• The introduction of the CSSPS, however, changed the complexion of the school, as many other fresh students were brought in from Accra, Koforidua, Assin Fosu, Kumasi and other places.
• The increase in student population from the initial 25 in 1991 to 57 in 1992 to the present figure of 998 students necessitated the changing of the status of the institution from a Day School to a Boarding Institution (this is yet to be officially approved by GES, anyway).
(iv) Status: The school is both day and boarding

5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:
a. At its inception in 1991, the Obrachire Senior High Technical School was basically a Community Day School which served the educational needs of students within Obrachire and its environs.
The initial enrollment grew astronomically from 25 students in 1991 to 57 in 1992 and currently boasts of a student population of 998, despite all odds that confronts the school.
b. Sports and Games:
Obrachire Senior High Technical School is well noted for its sports prowess.
• At the Zonal level (zone two), the school’s name is synonymous with first position. The school has monopolized this enviable position for eleven consecutive years, especially in athletics.
• At the super-zonal level, the school always causes a lot of sensation and grabs a lot of trophies. Such an enviable performance always secures our students positions to represent the region in national sports competitions.
c. SSCE/WASSCE;
Although it started as a Community School with lots of struggle and stress to meet students’ academic needs, Obrachire Senior High Technical School is in a class of its own when it comes to academic performance. The standard of academic exploits rises steadily each passing year. Thus in its 19 years of existence, the school can boast of its products in industry, academia and politics. Currently, a good number of old students are serving on the staff of the school. A good number of them are in various tertiary institutions- universities, polytechnic, colleges of Education and Nursing Training colleges.

6. SCHOOL FACILITIES:
i) ACADEMIC:
a classrooms: 12
b. Library/Computer Lab.
ii) NON-ACADEMIC
• The school can only boast of a standard football pitch and a volleyball court.

7. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:
a. Agricultural Science: General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Physics, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics
b. General Arts: Economics, Government, Geography, Fante, Literature In English, Christian Religious Studies, History, Music, Elective Mathematics,
c. Technical: Building Construction, Metal work, Wood work, Technical Drawing, Physics, Elective Mathematics
d. Visual Arts: General Knowledge In Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Economics
e. Home Economics: Clothing and Textiles, Food and Nutrition, Management in Living, Biology
f. Business: Accounting, Costing, Business Management, Economics, Elective Mathematics

8. CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES:
i. Sports and Games: Obrachire Senior High School is actively involved in sporting activities and games. Apart from the Annual Inter-House sporting events, there are also the occasional Inter-Class games and the usual Physical Education Practical lessons
ii. School Farm: The school is also actively involved in gardening and farming. There is a school farm where Agric students do their practical work.
iii. School Clubs and Societies: These clubs and societies include Drama and Debating Clubs and the Scripture Union.
iv. Service to the Community: Community Voluntary service is also another activity undertaken by the school on regular basis. From time to time, the school organizes clean-up exercises to desilt gutters, clear bushes and / or sweep the streets in Obrachire Township.

9. STAKEHOLDERS
i) Old Students
ii) Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA has to their credit the construction of the block that houses the girls as well as an on –going 12-unit classroom project.
iii) Traditional Authority
They show lots of concern and always sit with the school authority to discuss issues of mutual concern for the growth of the school.
iv) The District Assembly
The Assembly shows great interest towards the development of the school. The Assemblyman who basically represents the Assembly pays regular visits to the school. The assembly and the Member of Parliament (MP) have promised to assist the school in diverse ways.
v) Others
The Bawjiase Rural Bank, which has one of the accounts of the school, shows great interest in the school. The Bank recently donated Five (5) bundles of roofing sheets to the PTA to help complete a classroom block project.

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