Koforidua Senior High Technical School, also called Sec-Tech, is a Senior High School located in Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana. As of December 2011, the school has over 2,200 students. The school existed as a Boys School since its establishment, until recently few girls were introduced of about 5% of the overall students population.
Because of the initial boy population, the slogan Mmarima Mma really sufficed which means when transliterated, Sons of Men. (It is an Akan (Twi) language.) The number increased much within the time-period of the 4-year schooling program that was introduced by the Ghana Education Service. Sec-Tech has over 120 active teachers and about 90 non-teaching staffs who are dedicated in providing the best available services to their students.
Koforidua in New Juaben Municipal district of EASTERN Region
Koforidua Senior High Technical Anthem
The school was established in the year 1967 by the then head of state Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It was the second secondary technical school after Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) in Takoradi. It also bore the name Ghana Secondary Technical School until in the 2000s that it was changed to Koforidua Secondary Technical School and finally to Koforidua Senior High Technical School in 2012.
It previously gave the chance to people who did not attend the school to further their studies by pursuing the A-level. Due to its beauty and conserved nature, it earned the name Eastern Varsity. In addition, the site plan of the school was believed to have been developed purposely to be used as the first public university in the Eastern Region of Ghana, but could not reach fruition.
The school was started as a boys school but still had some girls pursuing the A-level. This brought about the idea that some girls were interested in the technical courses and so the school started admitting girls. The school was basically set up to feed the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Koforidua Senior High Technical Programmes and Course
The school offers these following programmes
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 given to foreign nationals wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.
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.