As all institutions and entities could be, in many cases traced to an individual, SWEDRU SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (SWESBUS), without exception was founded by the late Joseph Essel in 1955 at Dunkwa-on-Offin in the central region of Ghana. He later moved the school to Saltpond, also in the same region.
Subsequently, in 1959, the founder moved the school again from Salt pond to Gomoa Aboso, also in the central region, near Agona Swedru and named the school ‘Speedwriting secretarial School”. His initial vision and drive were to train the youth in Clerical, Office Practice and typing, among others. At the time, there were a number of opportunities for the youth. This was due to the opening up of the economy and the number of commercial firms that had sprung up in the country at the time in the country. That is, the late Mr. Essel, purposely established the school to train secretarial graduates who were in high demand by several firms in those days.
GOVERNMENT’S TAKE OVER
In 1967, the school was taken over by the Government of Ghana and its name was changed from Speedwriting secretarial School to Swedru School of Business (SWESBUS) for short.
The school secured its current location at Nkubemon Otapurow road on the right-hand side of Swedru-Bawjiase road in 1975.
VISION OF THE SCHOOL
To prepare its products to develop their talents to help them become partners in making Ghana self-reliant in the nation
MISSION OF THE SCHOOL
Instill discipline students to become useful and responsible citizens
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Per Act 992 (Acts 506) of Ghana Education Service (GES), every Senior High School must have a Board of Governors (BOG) who will among other things have an oversight responsibilities of the institutions, However, the Board has a tenure of three (3) years termly and maximum of two terms by 3 x 2 (thus, 6 years) and at the end of the tenure, a new Board is appointed as per established institutional representation ceilings to take over. Hence, a new Board was put in place and duly inducted into office by Mrs. Jane Sabina Obeng; the Regional Director of Education.
The school that started with Four (4) students and Three (3) tutors can now boast of Two Thousand Three Hundred and Eight (2,308) excluding the SHS 3 final year students who exited in June 2019.
The following is the statistical report of the numerical strength of the school’s population as of 2019
PROGRAMMES RUN BY THE SCHOOL
· General Arts
· Agricultural Science
· Visual Arts
· Home Economics
During the 2018/2019 academic year, the school registered a number of candidates for WASSCE 2019.
MALE CANDIDATES 482
FEMALE CANDIDATES 507
TOTAL STRENGTH OF THE TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING STAFF
TEACHING STAFF 134
NON-TEACHING STAFF 66
NATIONAL SERVICE 14
NABCO TRAINEES 6
Though, the school has a large teaching staff in subject areas like
· English Language
· English Literature and
Additional tutors are urgently required to have a full complement of the teaching staff at the school.
INFRASTRUCTURAL (SOCIAL AMENITIES) NEEDS OF THE SCHOOL
Though Swedru School of Business has been in existence for several decades now, the growth of the school, in terms of population, and a good number of graduates churned out over the years, many of whom are in very key positions in our national life, it has not matched with the provision of infrastructure. This is a concern for us all.
Currently, the roads leading to the school are in very deplorable states. The classrooms, boarding houses, ICT Laboratory, decent places of conveniences are all either inadequate or in bad states. These are all calling for support to lift the school to befit its pedigree as one of the best business schools in the country.
A CALL FOR HELP
In the face of the challenges mentioned above, it is our humble plea to all and sundry (both the Central Government, The Municipal Assembly, Chiefs, well to do citizens of the area and most importantly, old students to come over to Macedonia to offer these urgently needed help and support to bring the school to the level we all want it to be.
No support offered in any form is small.
All those touched by our clarion call for help can reach the SOSA Association Executives through the following;
· Tell: +233 24 476 9417
· Mobile: +233 24 806 9605
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Facebook: SOSA
· The school’s Headmaster on… +233 20 892 3415
Source: SOSA National Office
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