Housing status: Day and Boarding
Year of Establishment: 1970
Name of Head: Ebenezer Kwegyir Ayensu
The institution has vowed to elevate itself to the level of one of the nation’s top educational institutions by the year 2015.
The institution is dedicated to assisting students in acquiring knowledge, and developing skills in critical thinking, as well as appropriate attitudes and values that will enable them to constructively contribute to the advancement of the communities in which they live.
The Brong Ahafo Region is home to the Berekum Senior High School, which can be found within the Berekum Municipality. It is located on the Sunyani-Berekum road, between Kato and the College of Education, on the left side of the road coming from Kato and on the right side of the road coming from the College of Education.
The Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Youth Association (BYA) collaborated in 1970 to found the Berekum Senior High School, which opened its doors to students that same year.
Berekum did not have a secondary school that was operational by the year 1970, so students who had previously passed the Common Entrance Examination were had to go to Kumasi, Cape Coast, or Accra in order to continue their education. The Anglican Church only operated one secondary school, which was a small school with less than fifty students and was considered an apology for a secondary school.
The Berekum Youth Association sent a letter to the Anglican Church pleading with them to improve the situation at the school. However, the church responded with a letter that was quite blunt and ignored the Association’s request. As a result, the BYA came to the conclusion that the first step towards establishing a secondary school should be taken. They made a request for backing to the Berekum Traditional Council, and the Traditional Council enthusiastically agreed to back the concept. A sum of eighty pounds sterling was disbursed to the Berekum Youth Association (BYA) so that they could get the project underway while Nana Owusu Boakye Yiadom II was serving as Omanhene of Berekum. The Community Centre underwent a makeover, and new furnishings were purchased.
The Youth were responsible for making all of the necessary preparations, and by July 1970, the school was completely ready to begin operations. The BYA then filed a complaint with the Ministry of Education, which, following the standard inspection, granted the institution permission to open its doors.
The first challenge that the BYA needed to overcome was figuring out how to enroll kids in the brand-new school. The BYA rented a dump truck and drove around to all of the communities in an effort to drum up support for the school and increase enrollment numbers. By September of 1970, the initial difficulty had been overcome, and Mr. F. O. Asante was appointed to his position as the school’s first Headmaster. The history of the establishment of the Berekum Secondary School will not be complete without mentioning the roles played by the Traditional Council with its Chairman, the late Omanhene Nana Owusu Yiadom Boakye II and the Founding Fathers Mr. Kwabena Kyere – President of BYA, Mr. E. K. Addae – Secretary of BYA and the other Executive members of BYA including Nana Ankobeahene (Mr. A. K. Tawiah), Dr. Henneh Ababio, and the late Asomah Gyan.
The school is a well-rounded establishment, therefore it offers pupils several opportunities to hone their skills and discover their potential. This is accomplished by the establishment and implementation of a variety of activities that are recognized by the school administration. Some examples of these activities include sports, club activities, student unions and organizations, and several more activities.
Our intra and inter-school competitions have proven year after year that our school’s cultural troupe is the most talented group in the entire vicinity. There are various clubs like the Debating Club, Science Club, UNESCO Club, and Green Earth Club that are active and exist.
New students are strongly encouraged to become members of organizations like these and to take an active role in the events they sponsor.
Students at our school are required to attend two non-denominational church services every term as part of the school’s commitment to the enhancement and promotion of their spiritual growth. In addition, students are free to join any of the several religious organizations that meet regularly on campus for fellowship gatherings.
Assemblies of God Campus Ministry (AGCM), Pentecostal Students Association (PENSA), Scripture Union (SU), Presbyterian and Methodist Union (PEMSU), Catholic Students Union (CASU), Adventist Students’ Fellowship (ASF), and a few other organizations, among others, are recognized to hold worship services during certain hours on campus.
No. of Students (SHS 1): 620
No. of Students (SHS 2): 793
No. of Students (SHS 3): 477
EMIS Code: 202010002
WAEC Code: 0060301
33 Classrooms, 1 ICT Lab, 1 Science Lab, 1 Small Library
• Regional champions of football on three occasions the recent one being 2016.
•Regional champions Science and Maths Quiz, 2015.
District: Berekum Municipal