Mount Carmel Girls SHS

About Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girl’s SHS
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls Senior High School started as a private school; through the initiative of Most Rev. Mathew Kwasi Gyamfi, the Bishop of Sunyani Diocese in conjunction with the sisters of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ), and supported by the then St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Techiman.

The pioneering work in establishing the school was began by the late Msgr. John Oppong Baah, who was the first Ghanaian Parish priest of the then St. Paul’s Parish. Msgr. Boakye Gyan and V. Rev. Fr. Peter Yeboah worked hard to bring the dream and vision of the school into reality. The school was officially opened on 26th October, 2006. With the creation of the Techiman Diocese in 2008, the school came under the proprietorship of Most Rev. Dominic Yeboah Nyarko, the Bishop of Techiman Diocese. The school started in a temporary structure of the former St. Paul’s Technical school with one hundred and fifty students.

Since its inception in 2006, the school has passed under the leadership of two acting Headmistresses. The first was the late Sr. Veronica Adu Fosu (HHCJ) with Sr. Catherine Acquah (HHCJ) as the Assistant Headmistress, from 2006-2009. They were supported by five full time teaching staff, seven non-teaching staff and some part time teachers from Techiman Senior High School (TESS). They all worked tirelessly to see the dream of the founders come through amid challenges.

In January, 2010, Sr. Veronica Adu Fosu handed over the administration of the school to Sr. Christiana Chika Ifeabunike (HHCJ) with Mr. George Elliot Badu Kaakyire, a retired teacher, as the Acting Assistant Headmaster. In March 2012, through the instrumentality of Hon. Alex Kyeremeh, the former MP of Techiman North, and the former Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Pre-Tertiary Education, the school was absorbed into the public-school system, and received full support from the Government of Ghana. As a result of this new development, Mr. Badu Kaakyire, who was retired, had to leave and then handed over to Mr. Benjamin Blavo as the Acting Assistant Headmaster.

In March, 2014, Ms. Catherine Akpene A. Yali joined the school as the substantive Assistant Headmistress Academics with Mr. Blavo as the Acting Assistant Headmaster Administration (2014-2017) Mr. Blavo after years of selfless service was transferred from the school in February, 2017. Mr. Zemong was appointed Assistant Headmaster Academics in March, 2018 with Ms. Catherine Yali moving to the Assistant Headmistress Administration position. Currently, the school has students’ population of 620 and staff strength of 79: 50 teaching staff and 29 non-teaching staff.

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls Senior High School is a Catholic Mission school assisted by the Government of Ghana. It was started by the Church as a private Girls’ school and since the year 2012, has become a government assisted senior high school. The school was established in 2006 with the aim of offering excellent education with sound moral values to young ladies, with the view to ensuring effective girl-child education and empowering them with the needed skills for the future.

Geographical Location
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls Senior High School is located on the eastern part of Techiman, off the Kumasi-Techiman High way. It is about 10 kilometers from the business centre of Techiman.      

Social Intervention Projects
Over the years, the Priests who act as Chaplains and Spiritual Directors have been helping some of the needy but brilliant students from their meager allowances. For some time now, the various Chaplains of the school have been supporting brilliant but very needy students from their own meager resources. At the time of, Rev. Fr. Martin Oduro Bilson, five students in the school were supported from the first year to the third year. The assistance has helped some who have successfully completed their studies and gained admissions into the tertiary. This will helps them and their future families to be out of the poverty level.

Achievements
This school started from a very humble beginning and through the toil and sacrifice of some individuals, the school has chalked academic successes over the years by recording 100% in WASSCE since 2009 when the first batch of candidates sat for the exams. In 2013, the school was ranked first in the country and third in West Africa base on the WASSCE results.

The school was adjudged the best in academics in the 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in the Country and third in the West African sub-region.  

Besides academic achievements, the school has made significant successes in the co-curricular activities. In many occasions the school placed first in the municipal and zonal Independence Day debates. The school has either placed 1st or 2nd in the Independence Day match pass.
In sports we have represented the zone at the regional level on a number of occasions.

in February 2018, Mount Carmel Girls competed and qualified for 2018 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) in Ghana.

Board of Governors

2013-2016
V. Rev. Fr. John Kofi Takyi – Chairman (V.C)

Hon. Osei Asibey – (Regional Director) Member
Mr. Godfred Axorlu – (Municipal Director) Member
Dr. J.R.Agyemang Badu – (Director Gen. Rep) Member
Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II – (Traditional Council) Member
Hon. Augustine Appau – Member (Municipal Assembly)
Hon. Diana Abroquah – Member (Municipal Assembly)
Sr. Christiana C. Ifeabunike – Ag. Headmistress
Mr. Alfred Owusu – Teaching Staff Rep
Mr. Sampson Chiu – Non-Teaching Staff Rep
Mad. Melody Boahen – Old Students Rep
Mrs. Gladys Adusah Serwaah – Old Students Rep
Ps. Stephen Sawiri – P.T.A. Chairman
Mr. Benjamin Blavo/ Ms C. Akpene Yali – Secretary to the Board

2016 – 2019
V. Rev. Fr. Francis Kwame Anane Yeboah – Chairman
Dr. D.R. Agyemang Badu- Director General’s Rep.
Dr. Peter Atafuah – Regional Director
Rev. Philip Obeng Agyei – Municipal Director
Nana Apenteng Fosu Gyeabour II – Traditional Council
Hon. Diana Abroquah – Municipal Assembly
Nana Antwi Boasiako II – Municipal Assembly
Sr. Christiana C. Ifeabunike – Ag. Headmistress
Mr. Dekyi Johnson – Teaching Staff Rep
Hon. Esq. Charity Dwommo – Old Students Rep
Ms. Osei- Aboraa Theresa – Old Students Rep
Ps. Gaddiel Pesseh – P.T.A Chairman
Ms. Catherine Akpene A. Yali – Secretary to the Board

Management Team

2013 – 2016
Sr. Christiana C. Ifeabunike – Ag. Headmistress
Sr. Susana Akko – guidance and counseling
Mr. Benjamin Blavo – Ag. Assist. Headmaster Administration
Mr. C. Akpene Yali – Assist. Headmistress Academic
Mr. Sampson Chiu – Accountant
Late Fr. Paul Mikki Gyamfi – Chaplain
Mr. Felix Amaliba – Staff Rep
Mad. Yuorbaare Christina – Senior Housemistress

2016 – 2019
Sr. Christiana C. Ifeabunike –Ag. Headmistress
Sr. Susana Akko – H.O.D
Fr. Martin Oduro Bilon – Chaplain
Ms C. Akpene Yali – Assist. Headmistress Administration
Mr. Zemong Alexis- Assist. Headmaster Academics
Mr. Sampson Chiu – Accountant
Mad. Yuorbaare Christina – Senior Housemistress

Chaplains
Rev. Fr. James Annor-Ohene - 2010-2011

Rev. Fr. Martin Oduro Bilson - 2011-2012
Rev. Fr. Isaac Kwadwo Adjei Boadu - 2012-2013
Rev. Fr. Paul Miki Gyamfi - 2013-2014
Rev. Fr. Martin Oduro Bilson - 2014 to 2018
Rev. Fr. Benjamin Obour -- 2018 to date

 

Programmes Offered
1.    General arts
2.    Business
3.    Home Science
4.    General Science

 

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