BOKASS @30: Brief history of the school, past achievements, mission and vision.

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Bonzo Kaku Senior High School, popularly known as BOKASS is a mixed senior high school located at Awiebo in the Ellembelle district of the Western Region.

The school runs a boarding and day-status of about close to one thousand students which majority being females. It has the best and most qualified trained educators whose interest is to impart knowledge and skills to learners for professional and personal development.

In August 2023, the school launched its 30th anniversary which was scheduled for this year May 2024. This week is scheduled for the 30th anniversary of BOKASS on the theme, ‘THREE DECADES OF QUALITY SECONDARY EDUCATION IN UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOLS: THE BOKASS STORY.’

As part of its 30th-anniversary celebration, ekuzoanews has seized the opportunity to give our readers a brief history of the school and some achievements made so far. Note that, some of these achievements will later be updated in this article after the Grand Durbar which comes off on May 18, 2024.

BRIEF HISTORY OF BOKASS

Nana Ackah-Watson, a Native of Awiebo, founded a commercial school at Tarkwa in the early sixties. In 1974 he moved the school to Awiebo with the intention of boosting Secondary Education in the Nzema area but the school collapsed three years later.

Thereafter the structures of the school were converted to poultry farm but this enterprise also collapsed. Consequently, Nana Ehoma Kpanyinli IV, Chief of Awiebo, in consultation with Nana Ackah-Watson, decided to use the buildings to establish the Awiebo Methodist Primary School.

In 1990, the idea to turn the Primary School into a Senior Secondary School dawned on the chief and his elders. Every adult of Awiebo was levied and this yielded a total amount of one thousand five hundred Ghana cedis which was used to renovate the few structures. Then a memorandum for the establishment of a Secondary School was forwarded to the GES/Ministry of Education.

In October 1992, approval was granted and finally on 16th February 1993, academic activities commenced in earnest with thirty-five student. The institution was named Bonzo-Kaku Senior Secondary School in hunor of the first settler and incidentally the first chief of Awiebo.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
SSCE/WASSCE

The best recorded performance was in 2006 when thirty-seven (37) out of one hundred and seventy-four student presented passed in all the eight subjects presented.

The best student in the annals of the School as far as SSCE results are concerned was in the year 2001 when Master Annor Francis (640304009, passed with an aggregate (10). Today, Master Annor Francis is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Coast, Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

Agricultural Science: General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics.


Business (Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principle of Costing, Principle of Accounting, Economics, Mathematics (Elective).


Home Economics: General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Foods & Nutrition, Biology


General Arts: Literature in English, French, Nzema, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics

There have been some added programs which will later be updated in this article. Visual Arts, Fashion Design, and clothing are some of the newly added programs.

VISION
To work towards attaining the status of a first class second cycle institution comparable to the best in Ghana.

MISSION
To provide quality Education to its clients (Students) who pass through the four walls of this institution and eventually become productive morally upright and dependable citizens of the society.
To contribute towards the development of the immediate community, Nzema sector and Ghana generally.
To provide a congenial working environment to its workforce and others.

Thanks for reading. Please share this article with others as we get set to give you daily updates about the school’s 30th anniversary celebration.

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