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OBUASI SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL

  1. VISION

The School’s vision is to train and educate students to effectively and efficiently use their heads, hands, and hearts to be useful to themselves, the school, and the society as a whole in future.

  1. MISSION

Our mission is a collection of activities put in place to realize our vision.  They include the following:

  • Create an enabling environment to facilitate effective and efficient teaching and learning.
  • Ensure that students are supplied with the relevant teaching and learning tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Ensure that parents and guardians provide all the material needs of their wards including prompt payment of fees.
  • Recruit qualified and hard working teachers in the school
  • Motivate the staff to put in their best in all fields of learning, teaching and training
  1. THE SCHOOL CREST

The School Crest is symbolic of the course content of the school.  The crest is divided into four parts with the Motto “ Capita Digitis Collaborant” serving as the seat on which sits the crest.  The background colour of yellow and black signifies the rich gold mineral deposits in the black soil of the land.

The crest on the top left side, a book with a torch to symbolize knowledge and light, is the very survival of every academia

On the top right side is the distillation process to symbolize the science bias of the school.

On the bottom left is the symbol of the chisel and wood hammer and on the bottom right is the symbol of the anvil and hammer.  These two symbols represent the \technical aspect of the course content of the school woodwork and metalwork.

  1. BRIEF HISTORY PREAMBLE

The Obuasi Senior High/Technical School, formerly known as Government Secondary Technical School, was established in November 1965 under the aegis of the Ministry of Education. The site for the school was given out by the Ashanti Goldfields Company Ltd now Anglo Gold Ashanti, from her land concession. This kind gesture no doubt began the long standing relationship between her and the school up to date.

Mr. Thomas Baidoo, a native of Akrofuom, began the preparation of the site for the establishment of the school. When Mr. Thomas Baidoo was transferred to head Mim Training College from Obuasi Secondary Technical School, Mr. G. O. Annan, a Senior Education Officer was appointed to succeed him as the Headmaster.  Messrs C. A, Sakyi and I. K. Oduro, all education officers, supported him.

The school was the first to be established in the area as a Secondary Technical.  It started as a pure Arts school in a five-unit classroom block, a large dormitory, a dining hall, a kitchen and an empty block meant for the Technical department.  This block temporarily served a dual role as the Headmaster’s bungalow and the Administrative block.  The technical and science departments could not take off at the same time due to lack of equipment for these departments.

The motto of the school, “Capita Digitis Conlaborant,” which means, “Our heads and

Hands work together” depicts the aims for the establishment of the school. The school since its inception has been given a holistic form of education, which provides functional knowledge which is deployed through practical activities for the development of society.

STATUS The School is both Day and Boarding.

  1. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT OVER THE YEARS

Many products of the school have gained admission into tertiary institutions in the country to pursue courses in Science, Engineering, Education and of late in Business and Arts.

In pursuance of the government policy of encouraging Girl Child Education, the school admitted a 35-year old widow as a Business student. She proved to be a very submissive, hardworking and brilliant student. She became the Senior Girls’ Prefect of the school during the 2005/2006 academic year and performed creditably well at the WASSCE.

Regional Games and Sports

In the 2003 to 2004 academic year, the school took part in the Regional Milo Soccer Championship and won bronze.

In 2005/2006 academic year, four (4) of our students were selected to represent the nation at the Under-17 Soccer tournament in Peru. These players were Opoku Agyemang, Wakasu Mubarack, Adjetey Emmanuel and David Telfer.

The same year the school made another record by winning the Regional Milo Soccer Championship for the first time.

  1. SCHOOL FACILITIES
    1. Academic
      1. Classrooms:

The School can boast of a number of classrooms. A three storey classroom block, started some years ago, has been completed.

  1. Laboratories:

There is a well-equipped Science Resource Centre, that caters for all the science disciplines, namely Biology Chemistry and Physics.

  • Library:

The School library is found downstairs of the two storey block that houses the Administration offices upstairs. The library has quite a number of books for reference and general acquisition of knowledge.

  1. Non Academic

Recreational ground: The School has a football field and will need additional multi-purpose recreational ground for Handball, Volley, Basket ball etc.

  1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
  2. General Arts: Geography, Government, Economics, Literature-In-English, Elective Mathematics
  3. Business (Accounting): Business Management, Principles of Costing, Principles of Accounting, Business Mathematics, Elective Mathematics
  4. Technical: Technical Drawing, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building Construction, Elective Mathematics, Physics, Auto Mechanics
  5. Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
  6. Vocational – Home Economics: Clothing & Textiles, Management-In-Living, Foods and nutrition, Biology, Chemistry
  7. Agriculture Science: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics, Animal Husbandry
  8. STAKEHOLDERS
    1. PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION

The Parent-Teacher Association has undertaken a number of projects in the School. The Association is credited with building the staff bungalows, dubbed “Otumfuo Bungalows”, named after the Asantehene. It has also built another bungalow for the school. The Association has also undertaken a number of repair works on some structures in the school. It carried repairs on a part of the school fence wall when it came down and rebuilt a portion of the Technical Block when rainstorm destroyed it. Presently, parents are contributing GH¢40.00 per parent towards the building of a new dormitory block for the school.

In line with every parent’s desire to see their children excel in academic work, the Parent-Teacher Association every term, contributes GH¢10.00 per head towards the motivation of teachers in the school. The money accrued is shared among teachers at the end of each term.

  1. THE OLD STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

The Old students’ Association’s contribution has not been very encouraging. However, the Association has to its credit a corn mill donated to the school some years ago. It has also provided some tables and chairs for the school library.

  1. THE MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

The Municipal Assembly has been offering scholarships to needy but brilliant students to pursue their education in the school. Aside this, the Assembly’s contribution has not been forthcoming. It is hoped there will be a change in attitude for more assistance to come from them in coming years.

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