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History: Detailed history of Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School

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Yaa Asantewaa girls’ Senior excessive college (YAGSHS) became installed in 1961 as part of the speedy academic enlargement undertaking pioneered by means of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first Ghanaian President after the independence of the united states of america.

The school began in 1960 with seventy college students.


The college was named after Yaa Asantewaa, the extraordinary historic revolutionary heroine and Queenmother of Ejisu, within the Ashanti area of Ghana.


This brief, smallish female boldly led the Ashanti Kings in a struggle in opposition to the British colonialists inside the yr 1900.


For nearly half of a century, the college has grew to become out lots of educated and properly formed girls who're in responsible positions in government, management and enterprise circles.


The faculty has recorded always wonderful effects, and we aren't just complacent with the fame quo.


It had an initial populace of seventy (70) women and the primary headmistress was Mrs Gloria Aryee.


The college capacity grew to 300 by using the late 60s and approximately 500 in the 70s and kept growing during the last decades.


since then the college has grown to its present length of about thousand and 4 hundred (2,four hundred) girls.


The faculty has had a succession of seven Head Mistresses and the modern-day Head Mistress is


Ms. A. Eshun-Famiyeh. a good deal of the fulfillment and area may be attributed to Madam Tetteh, the 0.33 Headmistress (1962 – 1978) of the college.


Her foresight, strictness and commitment turned the girls to first rate and disciplined women to nowadays.


Her word “I’m coaching you girls to be proper housewives” will forever cross down to the school’s records.


however, in 1978, the scholars rebelled in opposition to her and demanded that the schools’ precedence should also be focused on first class education coupled with the discipline.


From its humble beginnings, the college has come a long manner to take its rightful however long-late vicinity, as one of the great institutions in Ghana.


The school has recorded consistently terrific results in the very last assessments and the good work will keep on for years yet to come.


ultimately the college carried out its 6th shape reputation and has seeing that continue its progression.


For over the last many years, the faculty has turned out thousands of knowledgeable and well-fashioned girls keeping responsible positions in governments, worldwide corporations, schooling, hospitals fields and business circles (as in doctors, legal professionals, journalists, nurses, marketers, instructors, etc.).


as well as a Dame in uk and of direction outstanding housewives, the famous word of Mrs Tetteh.


The school is increasing and no effort ought to be spared to keep the coolest work.


It has now emerge as essential to expand the infrastructure of the faculty with a pupil populace now at about, 2,four hundred.


Overcrowding is a common sight and students are at risk, uncovered to frequent contamination. To clear up this greater growth projects are ongoing.


The college has a total land location of 168.three acres. The then King of Ashanti, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II consulted a number of the chiefs in the location wherein the college could be positioned to provide land for the group.


those chiefs are

The Abenyasehene (previously Afari)


Toprehene


Tiprihene


therefore, the chiefs released a total land location of about 168.three acres to the government.


the inspiration stone became laid on behalf of the His Excellency


Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, founder of the Ghana instructional agree with by means of


Hon. Kofi Baako, the then Minister for training and facts on twentieth September 1959.


call of beyond Headmistresses


Mrs Blanch Gibson – 1960 – 1961


Mrs Gloria Aryee – 1961 – 1962


Mrs M. M. S. Tetteh – 1962 – 1978


Mrs Constance Murray – 1979 – 1986


Mrs Mary B. Ansong – 1987 – 2005


Mrs E. Malik-Jabir – 2005 – 2016

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