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PREMPEH COLLEGE, KUMASI

The Schools official name is Prempeh College. Both current and past students are known as Amanfo , depicting the sense of nationalism imbued in the pioneering students in the original motto of the College: Oman pa fapem me obrapa which translates as Good citizens make a good nation. There is a strong determination through hard work, integrity and good morals and also a strong desire by Amanfo to serve the nation in particular, and the world at large in any capacity they find themselves. The original motto was amended to Suban Ne Nimde Character and Knowledge in 1964. VISION The Schools main vision is to offer Prempeh College students in a unique to experience in education order achieve academic

excellence, and to train youngmen to occupy positions of responsibility.

MISSION To provide committed service and the relevant inputs that will enhance teaching and learning, ensure compliance of school rules and regulations by students and mould the character of students in achieving the vision of the school. THE SCHOOLS CREST
ELEMENTS OF THE CREST AND THEIR INTERPRETATION

The Schools Crest is composed of four main elements: a green and yellow shield; an indigenous Akan male stool in yellow colour in a green background, a green cross and the Schools motto Suban Ne Nimde at the bottom of the shield.
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THE SHIELD The shield is used to symbolize defense and security. These are attributes of the Ashantis, that has kept the Kingdom intact over the last three centuries

THE STOOL

The indigenous Akan male stool is a symbol of unity and represents the immense contribution of the traditional authorities towards the establishment and growth of the school. In fact Otumfo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II played a pivotal role in the founding of the College. Not only did he donate the land on which the College is sited, but he was also one of the brains behind its establishment in 1949. THE CROSS The cross is a symbol of the Christian faith and represents the role of the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches in the moral and character training of students. development The College has indeed has a feel of Presbyterian and Methodist Training, and has exemplified the role of the two churches in educational

PREMPEH COLLEGE -BRIEF HISTORY


Prempeh College as an educational institution is a product of a fruitful collaboration between the Kumasi Traditional Council, the Presbyterian and Methodist churches in the then Gold Coast and the Colonial Central Government.

It is interesting to note that not many people in this country today may know that until 1949 when Premeph College was founded, there was not a single government assisted or recognized secondary school in Ashanti and Northern Sector of the country. Students from these areas who were desirous of pursuing Secondary Education had to travel to the south to attend schools like Achimota, Accra Academy, Mfantsipim School, Adisadel College, St Augustines College and PRESEC at Krobo Odumasi. The Colonial Government sought to correct this imbalance in the early 1940s by inviting the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches, which had proven experience in running institutions of learning to start a Secondary School for boys.

After some delays caused by the Second World War, the final decision to open a school for boys in Kumasi was taken in 1948. Ashanti and the Northern Sector of the Country Temporary accommodation was found for the Students in the premises of the 52nd Military Hospital. The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Agyeman Prempeh II, who had taken personal interest in the formation of the school donated the land which forms the present site of the school. The name Prempeh College was suggested by Major C.O. Butler, the then Chief Commissioner for Ashanti. The Ashanti colours of green and gold was adopted by the school. The first Headmaster, Rev. S. N. Pearson presented the school crest which incorporated the school colours and depicting the Ashanti stool as well as a cross, representing the role of the church. The original motto: Oman pa fa pem ne suban pa was changed to suban ne nimde in 1964. The School was opened on 3rd February, 1949 with the arrival of 50 students and its formal opening ceremony was attended by many dignitaries, including Prempeh College, therefore, was founded to fill a void that had existed in Secondary Education for residents of

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Agyemang Prempeh II, Major C. O. Butler, Church Leaders, Chiefs and members of the Kumasi Traditional Council. The Asantehene maintained a keen interest in the school and was a frequent attendant at the Schools Speech and Prize-Giving Days. The College has been under the watch of 10 Headmasters since it was founded some 62 years ago. The first Headmaster, Rev. S. N. Pearson in his four year term set the trail blazing by making discipline and academic work his principal occupation. He also started to replace the old buildings of the former 52nd military Hospital. His successors continued to build on the solid foundation laid. Special mention is made of Dr. T. A. Osae, first African headmaster who brought the work of his predecessors to fruition and built on it. Under him Prempeh was placed on a high pedestal, beating key schools academically for ten consecutive years, producing more students for medical schools than any other School and becoming Champions in Athletics. Old Students (Amanfo)

have instituted an annual Pearson Osae Memorial Lectures in honour of these main pivots of Prempeh Colleges success story. The invaluable contributions of all other headmasters, which cannot be recounted for time and space, has kept Prempeh in the limelight as one of the top second cycle institutions in the country. Today the success story of Prempeh College has made it a school of choice for boys across the country. The vision and dreams of the Monarch and the others have become a reality and today alumni of the school are serving in many positions of responsibility in and outside the country. They have distinguished themselves as academics, doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, architects, traditional rulers and as officers in the security services. In the political arena, the immediate past President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. J. A. Kufour is an Amanfo. The school looks into the future with hope and will continue to make the sky the limit.

LIST OF HEADMASTERS OF PREMPEH COLLEGE NO 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Mr. T. C. Sims Rev. A. D. Lewis Mr. Arthur Clark Mr. T. A. Osae Mr. M. K. Atiemo Mr. Reuben t. Sackey Mr. E. A. Sekyere Mr. A. Owusu-achiaw Mr. E. K. Yeboah NAME Rev. S. N. Pearson FROM 1949 1954 1958 1961 1963 1977 1985 1998 2002 2009 TO 1953 1958 1960 1963 1976 1984 1995 2001 2009 Date

SCHOOL ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE


P. O. BOX KS 1993 KUMASI, ASHANTI GHANA TEL: 0322023287/ 0322023288

FAX: 0322024563 EMAIL: prempehcolleges@gmail.com IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES Founders Day: First Saturday of February.

SCHOOL FACILITIES
1. ACADEMIC 1 2 Classrooms Library LABORATORIES Science ICT Art 3 3 0 Football Field Basketball Pitch Lawn Tennis/ Valley Ball Court 5 2 1 1 38 2. NON ACADEMIC Recreational Ground

LIBRARY

MAIN CLASSROOM BLOCK

ICT LAB

COLLEGE POST OFFICE

FREEMAN HOUSE

OSAE ASSEMBLY HALL

PREMPEH CADET IN PARADE

OPOKU WARE HOUSE

MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOLS BOARD OF GOVERNORS


NO NAME POSITION

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Rev. Dr . Opuni Frimpong Mr. E. K. Yeboah Rt. Rev. Prof. Osei Safo-Kantanka Nana Baffour A. O. Amankwatia V Dr. E. Osei Kuffour Dr. Robert Asuboah Mr. Franklin K. Asamoah Mr. C. K. Kumah Mr. Yaw Gyekye

Chairman Headmaster Member Member Member Member Member Member Member

10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Mr. R. Owusu-Asare The Regional Director Of Education The Metro Director Of Education The K. M A. Co-ordinating Director A. Okyere-Darko

Member Member Member Member Secretary

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS


WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION RESULTS SUMMARY OF PASSES FOR REGULAR STUDENTS YEAR 2006 2007 2008 2009 NO. OF CANDIDATES 738 610 592 609 FAIL 00 02 00 00 ABSENT 06 01 03 00 RESULTS HELD 00 00 00 00 PERCENTAGE PASSES 100 99.8 100 100

NOTABLE WAEC ACHIEVEMENTS Overall Best General Science Student Overall best Candidate Overall third Best candidate 2000 2000 2003

NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHS QUIZ National Champions (maiden Competition) National Champions Runners up (National) 4th Position NATIONAL DEBATE COMPETITION National Champions National Champions Runners up (National) SPORTS SOCCER RECORDS 2005 2005 2006 2006 Regional Soccer Champion National Champions (Milo) Regional Champions (Milo) National Runner up (Milo) 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 BASKETBALL RECORDS 2008 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 Regional 1st Runner up Regional 2nd Runner up Regional 1ST Runner UP National (Sprite) Regional 1st Runner up National (Sprite) 2nd 3rd 2nd 5th 2nd 2nd HOCKEY RECORDS 2007 2008 2009 2010 2nd 1st 1st 2nd TENNIS RECORDS 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1997 2004 2009 1994 1996 1997 2005

ATHLETICS 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Super Zonal Super Zonal Super Zonal Super Zonal Super Zonal Super Zonal 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Super Zonal Super Zonal Super Zonal Super Zonal Super Zonal 2nd 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd

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First at all Regional Zonals

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES AND CORRESPONDING SUBJECTS A GENERAL PROGRAMME General Arts Option Literature in English French Ghanaian Language (Twi) Music Christian Religious Studies Geography Economics History Government B BUSINESS PROGRAMME Accounting Option Business Management Principles of Costing Accounting Economics Mathematics (Elective) Financial Accounting

GENERAL PROGRAMME General Science Option Physics Chemistry Biology/ Geography Mathematics (Elective)

VOCATIONAL PROGRAMME Visual Arts Option General Knowledge in Art Sculpture


Textiles/Picture making/Graphic Design

Mathematic/ Literature

CO CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 1. A list of Clubs and Societies are as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. Science Club Investment Club GUNSA Ghana Red Cross Society 5. 6. 7. 8. ICT Club Wild Life Club Childs Right Int. Club Writers and Debaters Club

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Sports and Games 1. Soccer 2. Athletics 3. Hockey 4. Volleyball 5. Handball 6. Basketball

CONTRIBUTIONS BY PTA 1. A Fence wall round the School 2. KIA Minibus (50th Anniversary) 3. 6 Unit Staff Flats 4. Completion of 2nd Floor of Opoku Ware House (a project initiated by Amanfo) 5. Sponsorship of Speech and Prize Giving Days and National Competitions (Science and Maths Quiz, Debates etc.) CONTRIBUTIONS BY AMANFO( OLD BOYS) 1. First two floors Opoku Ware House 2. Mechanized borehole (1979) 3. Metal balustrade Main Classroom block 4. 15 Jumbo Polytanks (Houses and staff) 5. Computers USA/ Greater Accra Amanfo 6. Sponsorship of Speech and Prize Giving Days and National Competitions Science and Maths Quiz, Debates etc 7. Sports (Jerseys and Other equipments) 8. Refurbishment of College Clinic 9. Booster Water Pump (Snr. O. Boamah) MD Opoku Trading Company 10. Recreation Centre 10