The Headmistress of KNUST SHS Mrs Joyce Owusu Ansah popularly known as ORA. She has retired from active service with a colourful Send Off Ceremony held by the school in her honour.
The astute administrator who oversaw the transformation of KNUST SHS from their old site to the new site previously held the following positions at her last station at T. I. Amass Kumasi.
She was the Assistant Headmistress in charge of Academics at Amass,
Senior Housemistress at the same school. Before that she was the Head of Science Department and a Senior Biology Tutor of the same school.
Mrs Owusu Ansah was transferred from Amass in 2007 and joined KNUST SHS as their headmistress. She headed the school since then and has just retired.
She was also the Ghana National Association of Teachers Ashanti Regional Treasurer(GNAT ASHANTI) from 2013 – 2017.
The send-off coincided with the dedication of their new two thousand five hundred capacity assembly hall which has been named after her.
The Joyce Owusu Ansah Great Hall was built with internally generated funds through her astute examplary leadership.
Madam Joyce Owusu Ansah oversaw infrastructural development which included classroom blocks, dormitories, administrative blocks, multi-purpose games court, dining hall, 2500 capacity assembly hall etc.
KNUST SHS has also proven to be academically strong under her leadership recording above 90% passing in WASSCE exams.
She also supported her local SRC to construct a provision shop, notice boards and an almost completed Gh50,000 multipurpose games court.
KNUST SHS Local SRC was awarded the best SRC in Ashanti Region for the 2016/2017 academic year.
The Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council celebrates her noble leadership, sacrice and dedication to the course of education.
Fare thee well, Madam Joyce Owusu Ansah. Your matchless transformation of KNUST SHS will forever be remembered.