Brief History of the School
The school was founded by Dr. Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen and his wife Mrs. Agatha Amoateng-Boahen who is currently acting as proprietress of the school. The aim of establishing the school was to provide affordable and accessible holistic education for the deprived children, especially those living within Daban and the surrounding townships like Sokoban, Ampeyoo, Krofrom, Asagoe, Ampabame, Kronkomase, Atasomanso and many more. These communities are all located on the outskirts of Kumasi City in Ghana. The school is duely registered with the appropriate authorities. The school was originally known as Maranatha International School. With changes in time, the school also changed its name to Young Apostles International School to reflect the founder’s vision. Despite the new name, the community still referred to the school as Maranatha to the extent that the area where the school is located is called Maranatha junction. This affirms the school’s popularity within the community. In view of this and various requests from the community including the royal family of Daban, the school’s authorities have decided to name the school, Maranatha Young Apostles International School (MYAIS). And all the necessary documents to this effect this has been duly applied to the appropriate institutions. The school’s community reflects the diversity of the Ghanaian society, with families of different ethnic and religious background but predominately Christians and low economic background.
The school can boast of a very large land area (about 10,000m2) which gives us room for future development projects. There are 8 unit classrooms with 3 extra rooms serving as offices and store rooms and a library. The school has a school bus, although it is in a bad state. A newly constructed kitchen and dining facility for the students’ canteen.
The School’s Library
library as they should. This is as a result of the fact that, the library is opened only during the school hours. Moreover the books are not lent out to borrowers due to technical reasons hence making the outside community not getting the maximum benefit of the library. Lack of electricity in the school premise makes it impossible to open the library in the evenings.
Teaching and Learning
Maranatha Young Apostles is committed to providing holistic learning and teaching. Our curriculum is set to meet the requirements of the Ghana Education Service (GES). In each classroom, the teacher’s timetable is set according to the GES standards.
In addressing the individual needs of students a variety of structures were provided. An example is the compulsory library section once a week for each class. This allowed the school to support struggling readers whiles providing flexibility to support target students with specific learning needs. The introduction of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to basic primary education by the GES has made the need for utilization of technology to support learning. In view of this, all classrooms should be resourced with electricity, technological hardware including both desktop and notebooks computers as well as interactive whiteboards.