SEKYEDUMASE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
- O BOX 7, SEKYEDUMASE-ASHANTI
- VISION OF SCHOOL:
The principal objectives of this school are outlined below:
- To train students of the school to be one of the best among their colleagues.
- To develop the school into one of the most efficient and effective schools in the country.
- To train students to acquire knowledge on a wide range of issues.
- To create a congenial atmosphere for students to develop their talents and capacity.
- To produce high caliber of disciplined and patriotic students.
By reading through this report, it is hoped that readers and admirers will have a sense of hope towards the achievement of the vision, mission and objectives of Sekyedumase Senior High School.
- MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission is to provide academic and career focused education and training to students which will enable them enter into tertiary institutions in the country.
- CREST AND MOTTO
MOTTO: STRIVE TO THE TOP
- HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:
The institution was established in January 1991 as a co-educational school situated at Sekyedumase in the Ejura/Sekyedumase District. The school opened for its first year in existence on Monday 28th January 1991 with fifty-one (51) students and six (6) tutors excluding the first Headmaster in the person of the Late A. K. Kyei.
Although the school is one of the schools that was established under the expansion scheme under the New Educational Reforms of 1987 to cater for the number of Junior High School grandaunts in the community; the school has made remarkable progress over the years. It has in the recent past attracted a lot of patronage and has now become a school of choice in the community and beyond. Subsequently the student population increased from its initial (51) in 1991 academic year to Seven Hundred and Twenty Six (726) in the 2009/10 year.
The school has a capacity to increase its enrolment to (1500) students based on available infrastructure.
- SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION:
For the 19 years that the school has been in existence, the school has seen (4) four substantive Headmasters with two in Acting capacity.
The first Headmaster of the school; the Late Mr. A.K. Kyei transferred from Opoku Ware School in September 1991Mr. J. K. Agbley was the school’s second substantive Headmaster. He presided over the affairs of the school from 8th December 1992 to 28th January 2002; spanning a period of 10 years. Mr. Agbley duly retired as the Headmaster of the school.
Mr. G. K. Agyekum, the third Headmaster of the school transferred from T.I Ahmadiyya Secondary School Asokore – Ashanti. He was at post from February 2002 to 30th October 2006 when he was transferred to the Regional Office at Kumasi.
Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Asiedu, the fourth Headmaster is the current administrator of the school,.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:
The past two years 2007/08 and 2008/09 has seen tremendous improvement in the final year results of the school. The school successfully chalked 100% passes. It is anticipated that this successful trend would be maintained and improved qualitatively.
- REGIONAL GAMES:
In the 2009/10 year, the school managed to chalk first in the zonal championship.
- BEST AGRIC INSTITUTION:
During the 2009 Best Farmers Awards, the school was voted as the Best Agricultural School in the Ejura/Sekyedumase District. To improve upon its status, the school has entered into Rice Farming with an initial 10 Acres of it.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES:
The school presently has a 12 Unit Classroom Block completed at its new site. In addition an 18 Unit Classroom Block is under construction at the New Site:
Meanwhile, the P.T.A has almost completed a Six Unit Classroom Block with offices. It is about 80% complete as could be seen in the picture.
There is a Library for the school which is sited at the Old Site. It is envisaged that when the 18 Unit Classroom Block is completed, because it has a component of a Library facility, the Library would be moved to the new site to save the students of the problem of moving from the New Site to the Old Site to make use of the Library facility whenever it become necessary.
The school has a standard football playing field at the Old Site. With the partial movement of the school to its new site, the following recreational facilities are being provided at the New Site.
- Standard Football Pitch
- 400 metre Oval Track
- Volley Ball Pitch
- Basket Ball Pitch
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:
The school as presently constituted is offering the following programmes.
- General Science Agric. Chemistry, Physics, Elective Agriculture, Elective Mathematics
- General Arts: Geography, Economics, Government, Christian Religious Studies, Elective Mathematics
- Business: Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Costing, Elective Mathematics
- Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Art, Chemistry, Textiles, Design, Bead making
- Home economics: Food & Nutrition, Clothing, Management in Living, General knowledge in Art, Chemistry
- CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
- Scripture Union (S.U):
Even though the school is a non-denominational. The school has seen the need for the spiritual development of its students. As such, a greater number of students are encouraged to join this union so as to broaden their spiritual horizon. For the purpose of effective direction, the union is headed by the Head of the Chaplaincy Board of the school.
- VOLU Workcamp:
In order to instill discipline and patriotism in the students, there is a Branch of the Voluntary Workcamp Association in the school. Students in this Association are encouraged to be responsible as they humbly participate in communal projects and sanitation. The school believes that by this conjecture, the sense of belongingness and self-actualization in keeping touch with our cultural values would be upheld by the students.
- Other notable Associations such as the Debating Club, Science Club as well as Business Club are in place to accommodate divergent aspirations of the students.
The P.T.A of the school has been very helpful to the school. Consequently, apart from the construction of a Dormitory Block at the Old Site, it has managed to construct a Six Unit Classroom Block with offices at the New Site. In addition to the above, the Association has begun a Dinning Hall Project at the New Site which can house one thousand two hundred (1200) students. It is envisaged that when the project is completed, it would as well be used as the school’s Assembly Hall.
- TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY
traditional authority has released a 30 acre land to be used by the school for its agricultural activities.
Quite apart from this the Traditional Authority has been organizing Fund Raising to help the school in the execution of its needed projects.
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day