St. Germain School Complex was established on 6th July, 1992 founded by Madam Dorothy Eghan. The school was started at 31st December Women’s movement Premises adjacent Mandela market. In these days we started at a very small scale with 10 kids at the crèche level, the proprietress, Mr. Daniel Simpson as a teacher and Madam Comfort Adobea as a cook.
The school was duly registered in the year 1993 with Ghana Education Service (GES). In the year 1994 the school had the following classes due to the increase in enrolment; crèche, nursery 1 and 2, KG 1 and 2, class 1, 2 and 3. By these classes, the enrolement was 300. The proprietress of the school had in mind to establish vocational institute so in the year mentioned above, enrolled (3) three ladies into dressmaking section.
As the years went by, the school had significant increase in enrolment which made the school popular and attractive. The school participated in the independence anniversary for the first time in the year 1994. The school had it official inauguration in the year 1995 at the school’s premises which attracted a lot of parents and well wishers into the school. Some of the staff members at that time were;
- Mr.Francis Arthur (P2), Miss Victoria Arthur (KG), Prince Ainekudai (P4), Monica Saah (P3), Mr. Joseph Grant (P1), Mr. Solomon Tawia (KG2), Mr. Hammeda Ennim (KG1), Mr. George Alex Sarfo (KG1)
The school had its first headmaster in the year 1997 in the person of Mr. Robert Incoom of the blessed memory who hails from Gomoa Dahom. Through his hard work, the school had a lot of improvement which competed with the private schools at the time. In the year 1999, the school moved from 31st December Women’s Premises to its own acquired site closer to the main Mosque in the Yarewa Zongo. The school’s proprietress at the time had built four classroom blocks in addition to some wooden structures.
At the same year the establishment of the foundation as Young and Lonely Foundation by the founder Mr. Gilbert K. Germain took place, he is also the son of the founder of the St. Germain School Complex. In the year 2001, the school wrote its first BECE at Swedru Secondary School, now Swedru Senior High School, under the headship of Mr. S.B. Asomaning. The school had produced a lot of students who are now useful citizens to this country and are working in the public sector.
In the year 2005 the enrolment of the school increased so we had many classes that resulted in having three streams A,B and C. So we were forced to relocate some of the pupils to the school’s new site at Apebir St. Germain Street 59 (behind the pipe tank) Due to this increase, the school bought a bus which conveyed pupils who were coming to the school from outside Swedru.From the year 2011, the enrolment of the school started decreasing with the new examination centre given to the school’s Senior High School (SHS), we were asked to return to the school’s old site in Yabeem YB161/12, Pipe Tank Road. (Near Yarewa Zongo), where we are now.
Achievements & Success
The school cannot forget to salute Mr. Daniel Simpson, Madam Comfort Adobea, Madam Alice Afedzi for their selfless contribution towards the growth of the school. The school since it’s established has been participating in inter school’s sports, culture and quiz competitions organized in the municipality.
In 1998, Miss Mercy Arthur P2 pupil at the time was adjudged best in the poem recital in the Central Region and was selected to represent the region at the National Culture Festival held in Wa Upper West Region. She was then accompanied by Miss Victoria Arthur, who taught this girl the poem in the school. In the year 2000, Miss Joyce Kwakye P6 pupil at the time received a certificate of Achievement for her outstanding performance in Dictation, Essay and Writing Competition organized by GES and Ghana Library Board. In 2002, Akosua Kaitoo who was a pupil in the school also represented Agona District in Kumasi to play table tennis. In 2005 she was invited to be part of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Games in Australia.
Most of all the school’s greatest achievement are linked to the teacher Mr. Francis Arthur who has been with the school from its Genesis till date. All congratulations go to him.
- Every year the school supports 30% of the students with their fees.
- Stationeries are provided for students who cannot afford them.
- Brilliant but needy students are admitted into the school free of charge.
- Parents, who cannot pay school fees in full, come for negotiation for payment in installment.
- Payment of high taxes by GRA
- Renovation of structures to accommodate students
- Inadequate teaching and learning materials
- Lack of a school bus
- Lack of computers
We wish to thank you for having supported us and in addition we also thank you for having placed your trust in us. The whole project is still running until now because of the cooperation.
- Ghana Education Service (Directors)
- Agona West Municipal Assembly (MCE’s)
- Department of Gender, Children and Social Protection
- Members of Parliament
- Parent Teachers Association (PTA)
- Private School’s Association
- Board of Directors
- Old and new staff of the school
- Foreign volunteers (NGOs)
We hope this support will continue to help improve the development and its future existence, and its educational functions.
Forward Ever, Backwards Never.