NAME OF SCHOOL: OSEI TUTU II COLLEGE – TETREM
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT: 1973
LOCATION: TETREM – AFIGYA, AFIGYA KWABRE DISTRICT
POSTAL ADDRESS: P. O. BOX SE 2233, SUAME-KUMASI
MOTTO: “PE NOKORE NO” MEANING SEEK THE TRUTH
STUDENT POPULATION: 1048
STAFF POPULATION: 118 (Teaching: 70, Non-Teaching: 48)
2.0 VISION OF THE SCHOOL
To develop the child physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially to fit well into the Ghanaian society in order to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the country.
3.0 MISSION OF THE SCHOOL
To train the child to attain the highest academic standard; to continue climbing the ladder of education or to acquire gainful employment in the country.
4.0 BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Osei Tutu II College, formerly Tetrem Secondary School, had its humble beginnings in 1973 when through the generosity of an indigene, the school had its first structures resulting from a donation made for the creation of a private agric institution solely for the purpose of training the young unemployed in the locality in effective agricultural practices for self-employment and their personal livelihoods.
As the only post-JSS institution around the locality, the government of the time then saw it fit to absolve it into the mainstream educational system via the Ghana Education Service.
The school has had its ups and downs; however it lowest ebb came at a time when between 1996 and 2000, the school saw its total student population dwindle to as low as 67 students. However, from the year 2000 onwards, the school through the efforts of its past and present headmasters, has seen its total student population rise again to over a 1000 students. And from all indications, had it not been for the school’s over-stretched facilities, the total student population would have been much greater than this.
The year 2006 saw the adoption of the new name Osei Tutu II College, named after the reigning Asantehene, Osei Tutu Ababio.
It is hoped that with the total movement of structures, facilities and students to the new site in the foreseeable future, the sky will be the limit.
Long live Osei Tutu II College, Long live Great OSEC.
5.0 MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
SSSCE 2006: Six students went to the university.
WASSCE 2009: Most (Over 50%) of the students qualified for the University.
6.0 STATUS OF INSTITUTION AND FACILITIES
The school has facilities for both day and boarding students. There are two campuses: an old site which serves as the boarding house and recreational grounds, and a new site where classrooms are situated. The entire school would however be moved to the new site before the end of 2010.
Summary of School Facilities:
Classrooms: Thirteen (13)
Library: One (1)
Science Laboratory: One (1) uncompleted project
Computer Laboratory: One (1)
Recreational Grounds: One (1) School Park
7.0 PROGRAMMES OFFERED
The school offers six (6) programmes in addition to all the core SHS subjects. The programmes offered include: General Science, Agricultural Science, General Arts, Business (Accounting Option), Visual Arts and Home Economics. The subject combinations for the various programmes include:
PROGRAMME SUBJECT COMBINATIONS
General Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics
Agricultural Science General Agric, Horticulture, Chemistry, Elect. Mathematics
Economics, Geography, Government, Elective Mathematics
Economics, Geography, Government, Twi
Economics, Geography, Government, French
(Accounting Option) Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Costing
Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Elect. Math
General Knowledge-in-Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Economics
Home Economics General Knowledge-in-Art, Management-in-living, Foods and Nutrition, Biology