AFUA KOBI AMPEM GIRLS’ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION
The school is situated at Trabuom, which is 22km west of Kumasi from Adum in the Atwima-Kwanwoma district.Its location is outside the hustling and bustling life of the city, coupled with its serene atmosphere and a well secured compound that makes it conducive for effective teaching and learning.
Afua Kobi Ampem Girls’ SHS was established in 1975 by General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong who was the former head of state of Ghana and a native of Atwima Hwidiem which is next to Atwima Trabuom where he attended his elementary school.
General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong noticed the pains and suffering he went through when he attended his elementary school, he realized the poor facilities and lack of skilled personnel were big problems hindering the school and that made him establish the school. The school was formally called Trabuom Senior High School in 1975. After some time, it was changed to Atwimaman Secondary School in 1980 which was still a mixed school, at that time the total number of students in the school was two hundred and fifty(250).
Atwimaman faced many difficulties , teachers did not want to teach in the school due to the lack of facilities and poor road networks. In 2003, His Majesty Otumfour Osei Tutu II ,the Ashanti saw the problem of the school, so he decided to renovate the school and change its name from Atwimaman S.S.S. to AFUA KOBI AMPEM GIRLS’ SHS(AKAGSHS),Which was the name of the queen mother of Ashanti kingdom, it was made a single sex school (only females).Otumfour Osei Tutu II contributed massively to the development of the school. He donated 200 mono desks, 100 double decker beds, 50 dining hall tables and 100 benches. With this upliftment of the school by Otumfour, the number of students in the school increased from 250 boys and girls to 500 female students. Parents in Ashanti region became convinced about sending their girl-child to a single sex school because they knew their wards will get good training. Since then, Afua Kobi Ampem started developing with many facilities where classroom blocks were built and various dormitories were also built.
Now we can boldly say that Afua Kobi Ampem is among the top schools in the country, which has become a model school for girls to be trained to fit into the society and become useful citizens to drive the nation forward.
Thanks be to God and some and some great personalities like Mrs.Victoria Derkyi Annan, the princess of Tafo in the Ashanti region , the first female head mistress of the school Professor Peter Gyawu, the former chairman of board of governors of the school who was the head of department of Agriculture at KNUST in Kumasi and Sir Justice Dennis Adjei a former student of Atwimaman who became a chairman of board of governors of the school and all the stakeholders who contributed to make the school what it is today.
To become a model science school for girls and to provide a comprehensive academic and skills acquisition foundation for the girls to pursue further academic studies or develop their skills to become functional in the society.
A commitment to provide relevant education to students to enable them acquire the necessary skills that will assist them to identify their talents, and to develop their potentials to become productive in future to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
PAST SRC PROJECTS
- Snack bar for all students
- A large notice board
- A mini sized notice board
- A large bill board
A marker board and a graph board for each class
CURRENT EXECUTIVES SEEK TO ACCOMPLISH:
- Fans and megaphones
- Mine sized dustbins
- Musical instruments
PAST AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES
- Hosting of funfairs for the past valentine days
- General cleaning outside the school
- Excursion of various clubs and societies
- Hosting of English day
- Visitation to the orphanage homes every 14th February
- Hosting of AMBADAFEST “Ambassadors Festival”
- Choral service and exchange of gifts.
PROGRAMMES TO SHARE WITH OUTSIDE WORLD
- ENGLISH DAY: The English Day was established to appreciate the beauty of English. Every activity was made and had in English even fashion. It was a moment to reward outstanding students who are fluent and love the language.
- ENTERTAINMENT AND LITERARY GROUP(L.G)
- Gospel rock show
- Forms one and two night
- Jams night
- Fashion night
- Homos night
- Literary group night(LGN)
ACADEMICS OF THE SCHOOL
In the aspect of academics, comparison can be made and a huge difference can be analyzed. The previous year groups performed better whiles the current year groups produced the worst result in the records of the school, due to high dependency on crip(APOR)
THE LOCAL STUDENTS’ REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
The local Students’ Representative Council is made up of the
- PRESIDENT(School prefect)
- VICE PRESIDENT
- GENERAL SECRETARY
- DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY
- ORGANIZING SECRETARY
- DEPUTY ORGANIZING SECRETARY
- G PRESIDENT
- FINANCIAL SECRETARY
- EWP 1
They see to the day to day administration of the school, they are also the mid men between students and the administration. They address the problems of students,they aim high and have great ambitions but due to financial problems, they are not able to bring all of it into reality.
LONG LIVE AKAGSHS
LONG LIVE ASANTEMAN
LONG LIVE GHANA
AFUA KOBI AMPEM GIRLS’ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
A REPORT FROM THE S.R.C EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
- THE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
- THE ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL
- THE SCHOOL’S ACHIEVEMENT
- PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL
HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Afua Kobi Ampem Girls’ Senior High School is an all-female high school in Trabuom in the Ashanti Region. The school was established on 27th October 1975 as Trabuom secondary school and later changed to Atwimaman Senior High School. The school was changed into a female school and its name changed to Afua Kobi Ampem Girls’ Senior High School in2002/2003 academic year. Since then, the school has produced a total of 3900 students, many of whom have completed tertiary institutions and are working in various positions. The school is noted for academic excellence, good morals and most of all discipline. It also has an idyllic and serene campus. Afua Kobi is arguably the best girls’ senior high school in West Africa. The current Headmistress is Mrs. Mavis Owusu.
PROFILE OF AFUA KOBI AMPEM GIRLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL(OWOAHENE).
To become a model science school for girls and to provide a comprehensive academics and skills to become functional in the society
A commitment to provide relevant education to students to enable them acquire the necessary skills that will assist them to identify their talent, and to develop their potential to become productive in future to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
The capital letters on top is the abridged form of the name of the school which is AKAGSHS. The stool signifies the royalty of this school. The book on top of the school is the formal education that will make the individual knowledgeable. The torch also signifies how one uses knowledge acquired to help to develop the society in such a way that it becomes functional to live in.
- THE ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL
Afua Kobi Senior High School has educative programs which teaches the students how to relate to life. Some of the activities include; sporting activities, academic activities and the entertainment activities.
- Sporting activities
- The Sports Girls’ displaying their victory for qualifying the interschools sporting activities.
- The volley ball players of the school
- ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Afua Kobi Senior High School National Science and Maths Quiz students emerged as winners at the Regional Level.
- Entertainment Activities
Old Students Association of Afua Kobi Senior High School organized a Homecoming program to encourage and motivate the entire students.
- School Programs
A cooking competition was held at the Royal grounds which was sponsored by Promidor with the help of Onga
The judges went around giving out marks to the competitors.
THE SCHOOL’S ACHIEVEMENT
- The SRC together with the prefectorial board came out with polytanks which has been able to reduce water shortage in the school.
- They have been able to expand the school’s snacks bar due to the increase of the number of students.
- The school has also been able to provide an additional lavatory for the students
PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL
The school has been able to train students to become prominent people in the society. And they are;
- Valerie Adjei-Mensah
The CEO of VALTALKS
The author of many text books and also some past questions.
- The Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB) 1st Runner up Akua (CEO OF ANGEL TV)
- Miss Daniella Agyei (UTV PRESENTER)