Gender – Mixed
Housing status – Day and Boarding
Year of Establishment – 1972
Juaben Senior High School, also known as Juaben SHS, formerly Juaben Secondary School, is a co-educational senior high school in Juaben, a town in the Ejisu-Juaben District of the Ashanti Region in Ghana.
To be a center where young men and women who are well-educated, well-groomed, and disciplined with a high sense of integrity are trained.
Juaben Senior High School exists to provide academic excellence, holistic growth, and development of its students through dedicated teaching, sound religious and moral instructions that thrive well in a peaceful environment, with collaboration from all stakeholders so as to produce responsible, respectful, and well-related citizens, who can pursue tertiary courses of specialization and function well in every endeavor of life.
Juaben Senior High School, as it is currently called, has a troubled past. In 1950, it opened as Juaben Methodist Girls Boarding and Day School, a school exclusively for girls. It began with eighteen-day scholars in makeshift quarters. It was to be a trial of the Church and the local government working together to provide boarding school education for students in primary through middle school. Ms. Odoom was the principal of the basic experimental school.
The Juaben Traditional Area’s then-Omanhene, Nana Yaw Sarpong, was instrumental in this and gave 64 acres of land, the current location of the institution.
Following its founding, the institution changed its name to a Women’s Training College after twelve years. On October 25, 1962, the Training College opened with 27 students and two instructors, Mrs. H.M. Dolling and E.T. Glante. On October 23, 1964, Mrs. Rose Coker, the substantive principal, succeeded Mrs. Dolling, the acting principal, while the college was in its third year of operation.
The Training College was similarly only in operation for ten years. As a result, on November 3, 1972, it changed its name to Juaben Secondary School and became a mixed secondary school. When the Secondary School opened, it had 87 pupils enrolled.
Mrs. Rose E. Coker served as both the first Headmistress and the Principal. At the conclusion of the 2009–2010 school year, there were 1932 students enrolled. There were 1612 boarders and 320 day students in all. The gender ratio is 1066:866 for boys to girls.
The Very Rev. Isaac Osei Boadi, the school’s first Methodist minister and fifth successive headmaster is currently in charge of it.
Juaben Senior High School is located at Juaben, nine kilometers off Ejisu-Effiduase road in the Ashanti Region.
CHRONOLOGY OF HEADS OF THE SCHOOL
|NAME OF HEAD||FROM||TO|
|1. Mrs. H.M. Dolling (Acting Principal)||Oct. 1962||Sept. 1964|
|2. Mrs. R. E. Coker (Principal/Headmistress)||Sept. 1964||Jan. 1975|
|3. Mr. Agyeman-Duah (Ag. Headmaster)||Jan. 1975||July. 1976|
|4. Mr. Daniel Attakora||July, 1976||July, 1984|
|5. Mr. K. A. Ababio||Oct. 1984||Sept. 1995|
|6. Mr. I.K. Mensah||Sept. 1995||Dec. 2004|
|7. Very Rev. Isaac Osei-Boadi||Dec. 2004|
- John Amponsah, javelin thrower
- Joseph Osei Owusu, lawyer, MP for Bekwai constituency
- Nana Appiagyei Dankawoso, vice president Ghana Chamber of commerce, Board Member University of Cape Business School
- Charles Kwadwo Fosu, aka Daddy Lumba, musician
- Kwame Sarpong Appiah, PhD, Researcher at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
- Morgan Carter, event organizer
Soar high and high like eagles
Students of Juaben Senior High School
Soar high and high like eagles
No yoke can bring you down
With love, truth, and honesty our hallmark
We’ll strive for excellence in the fear of God
We will serve our Nation, with our might and strength
In every quarter we’ll be called to serve
We are soaring high to serve our Nation in the fear of the Lord.
Composed by: Lewis Asare (Biology Tutor – 17th July 2007)
- No. of Students (SHS 1): 660
- No. of Students (SHS 2): 1527
- No. of Students (SHS 3): 1172
- Science Lab
- Computer Lab
- Visual Arts Studio
- Home Economics Workshop.
- Champions, Code Afrique Programming Competition for selected schools in Ashanti
Region – 2020.
- National and Regional Champions, Engineering Project Competition – 2018.