Department of Agric

Agricultural science department is the smallest department in the school. There are two teaching staff members and a farm hand.

The teaching staff of the department is made up of the following:

  1. Jerry A. Anum (Head of Department), who teaches Animal Husbandry.
  2. Mary Abban, who teaches General Agriculture and Crop Husbandry.

The number of students who opt to read agricultural science in form one each year averages 40 so that the department has a total of about 120 students in SHS 1 to 3 every academic year. General agriculture as a subject is compulsory to all students. In addition, each student has to choose animal husbandry or crop husbandry as an additional elective subject.

Goals

The goals of the Accra Academy Agricultural Science Department have always been in line with the curriculum of the Ministry of Education. One of these is to teach students to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes and to provide them with the necessary basic tools for employment in various fields of work related to agriculture and to excel in the WASSCE.

The department also aims to equip the students with knowledge for further studies and research in pure and applied science and technology that are vital for the advancement of society. The students are expected to learn to critically think and analyze issues and be able to make meaningful decisions and solve problems.

In pursuance of these goals, the Accra Academy Agricultural Science Department rears pigs, sheep and poultry which serve as teaching and learning materials for students as well as a way of generating income internally.

Achievements

The Department has chalked some successes in agriculture on behalf of Accra Academy. In November, 2004, the school was adjudged the best Second Cycle School in practical agriculture in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. This was in recognition of outstanding contribution to the development of agriculture in Ghana. This regional award was repeated twice in December, 2009 and lately in December, 2014

 

Mr. Jerry Anum, HOD

Mr. Jerry Anum, HOD