By Alex Boye
In spite of its infrastructural challenges, the Presbyterian Senior High Technical School (PSHTS), located at Akuapem-Aburi, continues to rise above other top schools in the country with its academic excellences.
Through hard work and dedications of its management, staff as well as students, the institution has since its inception won several awards in many competitions it has participated on local and national fronts.
Itstarted as an experimental school back in the year 1991, but the school has proven to be a force to reckon with in the sphere of academic excellence in its 30 years of existence.
The school went viral last year owing to its outstanding performance at the 2020 national science and math quiz competition organized annually by the primetime company limited and supported by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).
The headmistress of the school, Mrs. Joyce Appiah, in expressing her joy over the school’s outstanding performances said “our secret has to do with motivation of our teachers and students and constantly reminding them that they can make it by God grace”.
The headmistress said they were inspired by the fact they are not a big school, with infrastructural challenges yet“we excelling on both the local and the national fronts”.
“The All Nation University- Space System Technology Laboratory recognized the school and acknowledged her outstanding performance, invited her to participated in the 3rd SHS research and point presentation competition 2021 and school stood above all other schools in the competition” she disclosed.
“The school was also adjudged the overall best in the visual art category and won the first prize when, Daniel BoffourYasmah, Emmanuel Owusu and Japheth Tetteh, who represented the school carried the audience away with the specular painting of the president of the republic, nana AkufoAddo and Thomas TeyePartey (a renowned Ghanaian footballer)” Mrs. Appiah stated.
The school, she said, participated in the General Art Science and Visual Category, where Miss RichelleAsantewaaAgyekum was adjudged “Most promising science research presenter”.
She indicated that teachers of the school are committed to their work, adding that management consistently encourages them and also supervises their works.
Teachers at the school, the headmistress also said are hardworking, well-disciplined and ready to go the extra mile in teaching.
According to her, though most students enter the school with low grades, by dint of hard work and discipline they obtain 8As, 7As, 6As and 5As in the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) they have participated in throughout.
Mrs. Appiah expressed her appreciations to all the stakeholders that have helped the school in several ways to realize her goals.