Berekum Senior High
(BESS)

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Accommodation: Day and Boarding

Gender: Mixed
Category: B
Type: Public School

Berekum Senior High is one of the senior high schools in BONO Region at Berekum of Berekum district

Mission:

The school has set itself the vision of becoming one of the best schools in the country.

Vision:

The school is committed to helping the students acquire knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, right attitudes and values that will enable them contribute positively towards the improvement of their communities.

Berekum in Berekum district of BONO Region

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History of Berekum Senior High

Berekum senior high school (BESS) was established in 1970 by the joint efforts of the Berekum traditional council and the Berekum Youth Association (BYA). Before the year 1970, there was no viable secondary school in Berekum and pupils who passed the common entrance exams had to travel Kumasi, cape coast and Accra for further studies. The only secondary school run by the Anglican Church was an apology of a secondary school with less than fifty students.

When the BYA appealed to the Anglican Church to improve the conditions of the school, the church in a strong worded letter rejected the association's appeal. The BYA therefore decided to initiate the process to establish the school. They appealed to the traditional council who supported with them with £80. Nana Yiadom Boakye II was the then President of the Berekum traditional council.

The community center was renovated and was for the school. It was inspected by the Ghana education service who gave approval for the establishment by July 1970.

The initial problem the BYA faced was how to get students enrolled in the new school. The BYA hired a tipper truck and moved to all the villages to canvas support for the school in terms of enrolment. By September 1970, the initial problem had been resolved and the school began to operate with F.O Asante as the first Headmaster.

The following people were very instrumental in the establishment of the school; the late Nana Yiadom Boakye II, Chairman of the Berekum Traditional Council, Mr. Kwabena Kyere, Mr. J.E.K Amankonah, Mr E.K. Addae, the late Mr. A.K. Tawiah, Dr. Henneh Ababio and the late Mr. Asomah Gyan.

Berekum Senior High Programmes and Course

The school offers these following programmes

Business

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Principles of cost accounting
  • Economics

Agriculture

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry

Home Economics

  • Management in Living
  • Food and Nutrition
  • General Knowledge in Arts

Visual Arts

  • General Knowledge in Arts
  • Graphic design
  • Sculpture

General Arts 1

  • Elective mathematics
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Government

General Arts 2

  • Government
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Literature-In-English
  • Twi(Asante)/ French

General Science

  • Elective mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

New pupils are admitted in September every year through a computerized system under the control of the Ghana Education Service.

The system works based on the results of an entry examination known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). This examination is held for junior high schools at various centres throughout the country.

Entry Forms for the above examination are obtained from the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) through the headteachers of the respective junior high schools within the country. Once the computerised selection process is completed, the list of admitted students are made available by the Ghana Education Service to the school. The list is then made public through the school’s notice board.

An opportunity is also given to foreign nationals who wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.

Students from other senior high school or fresh senior high school starter who wishes to continue the education at the school can also contact the school's adminstration through the contact list provided in the contact section of this page.

After a student gains admission, he is given the school's official prospectus. This book helps new students about the school and all that is required of them.