OSEI KYERETWIE SECONDARY SCHOOL
The overriding vision of the school is to make it the centre of academic excellence for the training of future leaders.
The mission of the school is to provide the necessary congenial atmosphere for students to actualize their dreams and potentials.
- SCHOOL CREST MOTTO
‘SERVICE TO GOD AND HUMANITY’
The training emphasis of the school is a sound moral and academic growth of the individual. This is purposely aimed at making the products of the school wholesome enough to be of service to God and Mankind
On the school crest are a stool, an open book with a burning torch, the Ghana flag and cocoa pods.
- STOOL: This shows the historical royal connection of the school to the legendary Asante Golden Stool.
- BURNING TORCH ON AN OPEN BOOK: This depicts the provision of academic illumination to the society.
- GHANA FLAG: This shows the school’s loyalty and commitment of seeking earnestly to be of good service to Mother Ghana.
- COCOA: The school continuously aspires to train products to be productively viable and independent
- BRIEF HISTORY OF OSEI KYERETWIE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Osei Kyeretwie Secondary school was established in July 1937 by the late J. T. Roberts who was a Sierria Leonean by birth. It was the first secondary school to be established in the Ashanti Region. It was then known as Asante Collegiate and sited at Asafo, Kumasi. It operated as a private educational institution.
In September 1962, the school was taken over by the Ministry Of Education but it continued to use the name Asante Collegiate.
At the beginning of the 1968/69 academic year, the Ministry of Education renamed the school after the then Asantehene- Nana Osei Agyemang Prempeh II who was known in private life as Kwame Kyeretwie. During the Asante Nkoranza war a leopard which was disturbing the Asantes was captured in Kumasi on the day Kwame Kweretwie was born.
The school moved from Asafo to a site at Dichemso. Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School had a student population of 49 when it moved to Dichemso on the 13th of August 1968. In 1979, a new site was acquired at Tafo. The school then operated from two campuses– Dichemso and Tafo until the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic year when the school moved from Dichemso to Tafo Campus.
Since the government takeover, the school has seen the administration of the following Headmasters:
- George Richard Bray 1962-1976
- Bossman Owusu Ayim 1976-1982
- Kwaku Baah 1982-1983
- Frederick Acheampong 1983-2001
- Kwadwo Opuni-Boachie 2001-2009
- Samuel Agyepong 2009 to date.
The school offers admission to both boarding and day students of both sexes. For the 2010/2011 academic year, the students’ population according to programmes is as follows: General Arts – 985, Business – 586, General Science – 482, Visual Art – 171 and Home Economics-128.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
In 2004, 68 candidates obtained grade ‘A’s in Core Mathematics. The percentage pass for the students from 2002-2005 was 80% or better.
The school obtained 59 grade ‘A‘s in Business Management out of 175 candidates in 2009. In 2007 the school obtained 28 grade ‘A’s in Business Mathematics and Costing. All our students offer eight subjects for their final examination. The percentage of students who have obtained passes in 6, 7 or 8 subjects has been 78% or higher since 2006. That for 2009 is 89.8%. Less than 5 students fail WASSCE in any year.
- NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS QUIZ AND OTHERS
The school won the regional French Teachers association competition for French students in 2010 and 2011 to represent the region in Togo.
- RGIONAL GAMES
- The school has produced great athletes like Rose Asieduaa, Rose Anokye, Comfort Amoateng, Hilda Amoafo, Dora Badu-Preko and later Grace Armah. Rose Asieduaa who was one of the top sprinters in Africa together with Hannah Afriyie and Alice Anum. Grace Ofori’s record in the girls’ 400mts race in the national academicals still remains unbeaten to date
- In the boys’ soccer the school produced players like Agyemang Prempeh, Augustine Yorke and John Apau played for Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Agyemang Prempeh was in the National football team in 1978; Frank Amankwaa ( Captain Black Meteors, Black Stars), John Mensah (Current Captain of Black Stars, Sunderland), Sulley Muntari ( Black Stars, Sunderland) and William Banuason (Starlets, KFC), Stephen Oduro( Kotoko), etc
- The school has won the Nestle Milo sponsored National Boys’ Soccer competition five times.
- The school has won the Table Tennis Competition at the regional level for girls’ on countless occasions.
- Osei Kyeretwie has won the National Girls’ Soccer completion on five occasions producing national players like Juliet Acheampong, Mercy Adu Boahen, Priscilla Saahene, Cecilia Frema (Ghana Police) and others.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- The school has 43 classrooms. There is a 3-storey block of 18 classrooms under construction together with a 6-unit brick classroom block. The school has a student population of 2352 for the 2010/11 academic year.
- The school has a large ICT laboratory with 30 computers all connected to the internet. It also has a Science Resource Center with Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics laboratories all well furnished.
- It has one library with 2385 books and seating capacity for 50 students.
- The school has a 700 seat dining hall, a modern kitchen with gas as main fuel, an administration block, 12 staff bungalows housing 21 teachers, a football field, a basket ball court and a volley ball court. The school is connected to the national electricity grid, has pipe borne water and a 10,000 gallon storage capacity for a borehole water supply.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology plus Elective Mathematics
- Business: Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Elective Mathematics/ Principles of Cost Accounting
- Vocational (Home Economics): Management-In-Living, Economics, Biology, Foods & Nutrition/Clothing & Textiles
- Vocational (Visual Arts): General Knowledge in Art, Sculpture, Biology, Graphic Design/Picture Making.
- General Arts: Geography, Elective Mathematics, Economics plus Government, Literature-In-English, Christian Religious Knowledge, Government, Twi, French, History.
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
The school has a Literary Group which teaches students drama and film acting, a Debaters Club, a Red Cross Society, a Cadet Corp, a School Choir, a Science Club, a French Club, a Home Economics Club and various Religious groupings.
- Old Students
The Old Students of the school are called Ahenemma. They have built a 3-unit classroom block for the school and are constructing a girls’ dormitory which is at the foundation level. They organize annual home-comings to enable them interact with the students, advise and motivate them. At their recent home-coming they cut a sod for the construction of an ultra – modern place of convenience for the male students.
- Parent – Teacher Association
The PTA has since 22nd February 2010 when the current executives assumed office, renovated the burnt boys’ dormitory, constructed a portion of the school wall with spikes, partitioned the PTA dormitory block, screed a classroom block, bought one extra large deep-freezer for the school kitchen, bought nice uniforms for all the kitchen staff, contributed GH¢5000 towards the demolition exercise, contributed GH¢5000 towards the tarring of roads in the school and finally, completed the abandoned bungalow meant for the school’s electrician and two other non-teaching staff.
The PTA is constructing a new dining hall to help decongest the old one.
iii. Traditional Authority
The Traditional Authority has been very helpful in assisting the school to help conclude and put behind it the land litigation currently on-going at the law courts.
- Metropolitan Assembly
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly built a semi-detached bungalow for the school in 1998.
The KMA has constructed water borehole for the school with large capacity reservoirs connected to an extensive pipeline distribution network. It has helped with demolition of buildings built by land encroachers on school land, continued with work on fencing of the school but halted the fencing because of a court injunction.
The GETFUND has completed and handed over a girls’ dormitory to the school. It has three uncompleted boys’ dormitories under construction, one uncompleted 18-unit classroom block and one uncompleted library/computer laboratory.
The MP for Tafo was instrumental in helping the school to build the girls’ dormitory on time and fencing the school with galvanized wire. Unfortunately the encroachers have pulled down part of the pillars that were erected for the fence. He also helped to erect electric poles to extend electric power to other sectors of the school. Currently, Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School, through the MP’s singular effort, is the only school with a fully equipped gymnasium to train our athletes for peak athletic performance.
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