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SALVATION ARMY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – AKIM WENCHI

1. MISSION:
The school envisages to imbibe the kind of moral training that will ensure that, students and staff (Teaching & Non-Teaching) will be unassuming, simple, humble and hardworking citizens, who will have a fighting spirit and never give up till they have achieved the set goals of the institution, students who can persevere and self-reliant to attain their ultimate goals to become useful citizens.

2. VISION:
The vision of the school is to seek excellent academic results in the midst of self-discipline on the part of both students and: staff, contributing their quota by working hard, showing commitment and dedication to their work

3. BRIEF HISTORY
The Salvation Army Senior High School located at Akim Wenchi is a developing co-educational, Day/Boarding, Public Mission School. It was established in September, 1991 by the Government of Ghana and the Salvation Army Church as a Day community based Institution to provide increased access to Secondary education to communities in the Wenchi catchment area.
The School was started with initial student population of thirteen (13) made up of eight (08) boys and five (05) girls. The pioneer teaching staff was six (06) including the headmaster the late John Adjei. Programmes offered were two (02) – Agricultural Science and Home Economics. General Arts and Business programmes have been added to the programmes offered currently.
There were two teachers bungalows constructed by the government and two renovated classrooms.
The school is situated one kilometer (1km) away from the Akim Wenchi township on the premises of the defunct Ghana Consolidated Diamond Company Limited infrastructure left as legacy bequeathed to the town. The serene and congenial environment enhance effective academic work.
Motto: Excellence and Service.
School Anthem: We hail thee Oh Great SASEC
In thee we have our Future Hope
We shall work hard to uplift thy name
Oh Great SASEC
Oh Great SASEC

4. ACHIEVEMENTS
Academic Work
Despite the fact that students admitted into the school have weak or poor grades from the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E), teachers have been using the limited resources, their professionalism and commitment to mould the students morally and academically to raise their standard. Four of our students who completed 2008 gained admission into KNUST through the less endowed school’s package concessional admission package instituted by the KNUST. Out of the four, three were girls.
Sports
The school had a healthy annual Inter-house competition in games and athletics in the following disciplines for games – soccer, volleyball, handball and table tennis. All the houses participated and House two emerged first for both boys and girls overall results.
The school participated in the Annual Zonal Sports festivals held at Akim Oda. Our students performed well in soccer and handball. We placed fourth position out of fifteen competing schools. Six boys and three girls were selected to join the zonal team to participate in the Super Zonals held at Nkwatia Kwahu.
Debate Competition
The school placed first position out of three competing school in a district debate competition held in November, 2008 at Kade Presby Church. Three of our students were chosen to represent the District at the Regional level.

5. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
a. Agriculture Science: General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Mathematics
b. Business Programme (Accounting Option): Business Management, Principles of Accounting, Economics
c. Home Economics: General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Economics, Chemistry
d. General Arts: Literature in English, Asante Twi, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics

6. GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
A full time guidance and counseling co-ordinator has been placed in the school to address students grievances and provide career guidance and counsel students who have peculiar problems. A successful orientation of freshers and newly elected prefects was organized by the counselor and other staff members to assist them learn more about the school environment, rules and regulations to guide them on how to conduct themselves well whilst in school. The prefects were also orientated to learn more about their roles and responsibilities, expose them to the channels of communication to address issues concerning students.

7. PHYSICAL STRUCTURES
The infrastructure in the school is almost refurbished buildings of the defunct Ghana Consolidated Diamond Company Limited. However, the school currently has the underlisted structures.
Infrastructure No.
Classroom 14
Home Economics 1 Room
Assembly hall & Dining Hall 1
Library 1 Room
Bungalows 21
Administration block 1
Computer Laboratory 1 Room
Science block 1 Room for chemistry
School park & volley pitch 1

8. DONATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
The school had donation of sixty (60) bags of cement from Ghacem to assist in the renovation and construction of Guidance and Counselling unit.

9. ACHIEVEMENTS
The school has improved on academic performance over the years. Enrolment has been increased and the level of discipline has been improved creditably. The school has been rubbing shoulders with its neighbouring schools in all competitions held in the District and at zonal levels.

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