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Presbyterian Senior High School, Tamale

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PRESBYTERIAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, TAMALE

  1. VISION STATEMENT:

A centre for excellent for academic and moral training at the second cycle level of education

  1. MISSION

To provide quality second cycle education to qualified students in the Northern Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and beyond, irrespective of race, gender and religion

  1. SCHOOL CREST

MOTTO: Light Conquers Darkness

 

  1. BRIEF HISTORY OF SCHOOL

The Presbyterian Senior High School, Tamale was started in the year 2002 by the joint cooperation of Presbyterian Church of Ghana and the Oikonomous Foundation of the Netherlands.

In the year 2000, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Tamale Unity Congregation had a week long revival service in the chapel. Rev. Thomas Boakye, the then District Pastor was approached by Mr. Chr. Hammink of the Dutch Reform Bookshop in Accra to sell Bibles and some Christian literature. Mr. Hammink later introduced the Oikonomous Foundation as a Christian benevolent organization which was prepared to sponsor church based projects.

The P.C.G, Tamale Unity Church did not hesitate to ask for funding for a Senior Secondary School. However their request did not materialize immediately since the Oikonomous Foundation thought the budget estimates for the school was much involving. They therefore decided to first put up a J.S.S school block to replace the dilapidated old school building. The above named  church, judiciously used the funds provided and supervised the building project in such a good time that Oikonomous Foundation thought they could trust the church to supervise the Secondary School building project. They therefore approved the secondary school building project which was estimated to cost about four hundred and eighty million cedis (¢480,000.000) to be sited at the Tamale Presby J.S.S site.

The then session put an implementation committee in place to see to start the school in the year 2002. They were; Mr. Kwame Britwum, chairman, Mr. John Ali, Secretary, Mr. Samuel Yeboah, Mr. Paul Ansong, Dr. Paul Aryee, Mr. William Sekyere, Treasurer and Mrs. Louisa Britwum. They were further strengthened by the following sub committees, Finance, Administration and Academic committees.

The Session headed by Rev. Thomas Boakye through the P.C.G, Tamale Urban District and the Northern Presbytery requested for a headmaster for the school. Rev. Stephen Alando the then Northern Presbytery Chairman forwarded the request to the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana The council subsequently appointed Rev. Edith Osafo-Affum who became the first headmistress of the school.

The school officially opened or commenced on the 23rd day of October, 2002 at its present premises with two classrooms and an office released to the school by the old JSS.  The school started with eighty-five (85) students – thirty (30) girls and fifty-five (55) boys to start General Arts and Business programmes. The Regional and Municipal Directorate, Ghana Education Service supported the school with three professional teachers and one HND holder to teach in the school. The school also engaged six part-time teachers to augment the teaching staff.

The first official staff included;

  1. Edith Osafo-Affum Headmistress
  2. John N. Ali                                 Assistant Headmaster
  3. James Owusu Senior Housemaster
  4. Samuel Bruce Teacher
  5. Abraham Adotey Sackey Teacher
  6. Victoria Twum Office Secretary

The school was eventually and fully absorbed by Ghana Education Service in 2005, with

Rev. Edith Osafo-Affum as Acting Headmistress.

Rev. Edith Osafo-Affum handed over the school to Mr. Anthony W. Bakutomah on the 17th of October, 2007 to take up the position of Regional Manager of Schools in the Western Regional Presby Education Unit.

In November 2002 a Christian organization, Oikonomous Foundation funded and started a one-storey school block which was completed in 2003 and commissioned by the Rt. Rev Frimpong Manso, the then Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, on 30th June, 2003.

Due to limited space in the present location, a 32-acre land was acquired by the Church and Board of Governors of the school at Banvim for future expansion. The school gave a compensatory token of 10 million old Ghana Cedis (¢10,000,000) as kola to the chief of the area. It is also important to note that a six-unit classroom block also funded by Oikonomous Foundation is under construction at the new site.

The Presby Church also sold a Mitsubishi 4WD double Cabinet pick-up with registration number

GR 534 H to the school at the cost of seventeen million cedis (¢17,000,000) which has since been the only means of transportation of the school.

Telephone Number:            071-22303

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

Date of establishment: 23rd October, 2002

Date of Dedication/Commission of School Block: 30th June 2006

STATUS OF INSTITUTION:      DAY

  1. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
    • SSSCE: 100% passes in 2005 (first batch of graduates)
    • WASSCE: 100% passes in 2006

100% passes in 2007

100% passes in 2008

99% passes in 2009

  1. SCHOOL FACILITIES
    1. ACADEMIC
      1. CLASSROOMS: Six (6)
      2. LABORATORIES: nil
      3. LIBRARY: 1
    2. NON ACADEMIC
      1. RECREATIONAL GROUNDS: nil
    3. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

General Arts: Literature in English, French, Dagbani, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, Government, Elective Mathematics

Business ( Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Costing, Principles of Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics

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