SERWAA NYARKO GIRLS’ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, KUMASI.
1. VISION OF THE SCHOOL:
To achieve academic excellence through discipline, and to mould the character, conduct and behavior of girls to become useful to themselves, as well as upright citizens of the country at large
2. MISSION OF THE SCHOOL:
To ensure that students comply with school rules and regulations and to provide them with relevant inputs that will enhance teaching and learning to realize the vision of the school.
3. SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO:
Elements of the Crest and Interpretation
The motto of the school is “Adwumden wie nkunimdie”. On the crest are, an opened book with a torchlight and a rising sun. The rising sun symbolizes the young girl who has to use the book as her guide into the future.
4. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
a. Year of establishment
Serwaa Nyarko Girls’ Senior High School was established by the Ghana Education Service in October 2004, headed by the present substantive Headmistress, Mrs. Betty Oppong-Duku.
The school derives its name from the late Asante queenmother, Nana Serwaa Nyarko after consultation with the Asantehene Otumfoɔ Osei Tutu II.
The school took off with an initial students’ population of three hundred and twenty-four (324) and twelve (12) teaching staff, but without non-teaching staff. The present students’ population of the school is one thousand two hundred and twenty (1,220).
b. Location of the school
Serwaa Nyarko Girls’ Senior High School is located at Dichemso in Kumasi, specifically at the then old site campus of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School.
c. Telephone Numbers
The telephone numbers of the school are:
03220 – 40283 (Office of the Headmistress), and 03220 – 80853 (Office of the Bursar)
d. Important School Dates
The school celebrated its first speech and prize-giving day on 27th June, 2009.
e. Status: Both Day and Boarding Status
5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
The school has since its establishment in 2004, presented three batches of students for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The table below shows a summary of students’ performance from 2007 to 2009.
WASSCE RESULTS FROM 2007 – 2009
SUMMARY OF SUBJECT PASSES FOR REGULAR CANDIDATES
YEAR No of Candidates PRESENTED No of Candidates who passed in No of Subjects
8 Sub 7 Sub 6 Sub 5 Sub 4 Sub 3 Sub 2 Sub 1 Sub fail Absent
2007 246 136 82 24 03 00 00 01 01 00 00 100%
2008 277 66 129 56 15 07 02 00 00 00 02 100%
2009 358 89 97 68 48 29 13 06 03 00 05 100%
ii. Regional Games
2007: 5th position in Zonal at Obuasi
2008: 4th position in zonal, and Qualified for Super Zonals at Baba Yara Sports stadium, Kumasi,
2009: 6th in zonal at Baba Yara Sport Stadium, Kumasi, and awarded as being the best behaved school.
2010: 4th in zonal and qualified for Super Zonals and 6th at Super Zonals. Awarded as being the best behaved school at the Zonal athletics
2007:- 3rd position in Zonal at Osei Kyeretwie SHS, Kumasi
2008:- 3rd position in Regional at K.T.I, Kumasi
2009:- 1st position Zonal at Osei Kyeretwie SHS, Kumasi
2009:- 4th position in Regional at K.T.I., Kumasi
2007:- 4th position in Regional at Kumasi Girls’ SHS
2009:- 1st position in Zonal at Opoku Ware SHS, Kumasi and awarded the best behaved soccer team.
2008:- 1st in Zonal at Prempeh College, Kumasi
2008:- 2nd in semi-finals at Ahmadiyya SHS, Kumasi.
iii. Independence Day (6th March) Award
2007: -1st in position at 6th March Past at Paa Joe Park (2nd Cycle Institution)
2008:- 1st in position at 6th March Past at Jubilee Park in Kumasi Metro (2nd Cycle Institution)
2010:- 1st in position at 6th March Past at Jubilee Park in Kumasi Metro (2nd Cycle Institution)
6. SCHOOL FACILITIES
i. Academic Facilities
a. Twenty-three available classrooms
b. One staff common room
c. Absence of science laboratory
d. One (1) small computer laboratory equipped with twenty-three (23) computers
e. One (1) improvised Home Economics laboratory
f. One (1) improvised Library
g. Available textbooks (Tabulated)
ii. Non Academic Facilities
One Dining Hall with a capacity of 552 students.
Absence of Assembly Hall
Absence of recreational grounds i.e. football, volley tennis pitch.
7. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES OFFERED
a. Business (Accounting Option) Business Management Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing Principles of Accounting Economics Mathematics (Elective)
b. Home Economics: General Knowledge in Arts Management in Living Foods and Nutrition Textiles Economics
c. Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Arts Graphic Design Picture Marking Textiles Economics
d. General Arts: Literature in English, French, Asante Twi, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics, General Knowledge in Arts
8. CO – CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Sports, Cadet, Choir, Debaters’ Club, Child Rights, ASTOLINK, Denominational organizations are all available in the school set up.
i. Support from PTA
• Wall defence razor wire
• Dormitory block
• Generating plant
• Teachers incentive fund.
• Drilling of bore hole
ii. Traditional Authority
The Otumfuo Education fund has provided three hundred (300) pieces of mono desks.
iii. ADRA and Lions Club have provided a number of library books.
iv. The Ghana Government through the GET Fund has donated a 34-seater Tata Bus and 4 x 4 Double cabin Nissan Pick-Up to the school, and is currently constructing a 12 – unit classroom block for the school.
v. Metropolitan Assembly has rehabilitated the classroom block following rainstorm disaster.
vi. GHACEM:- Provided hundred (100) bags of cement to support school 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