Makyinmabre is a farming village in the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region. This village lies within the stool land of the Atekoanohene, Nana Kofi Adu III, who is a sub-chief of Katakyie Agyeman Kodom IV, Omanhene of the Nkoranza Traditional Area. Makyinmabre is a cosmopolitan village which has enjoyed a pleasant community life over the years.
The school, which is under the management of the T.I Ahmadiyya Mission, runs both the Primary and Junior High schools (JHS), and it is the JHS that has a proud story to tell.
The Makyinmabre T.I. Ahmadiyya JHS could not do well before 2007, but has been performing creditably well since 2008. The teachers in the Primary and JHS are employed by the T.I. Ahmadiyya Mission, and it is interesting to note that many of them beautifully combine their teaching work and farming.
Perhaps, the lucrative farming work they have taken up may be one of the main reasons for their continued interest in the village, because, some of the teachers have been in the school for many years.
The table below shows the school’s performance in the BECE Examination:
Year No. Presented Percentage Score
2005 15 0%
2006 18 0%
2007 16 0%
2008 8 100%
2009 12 98%
2010 8 79.8%
2011 10 100%
2012 21 95.8%
According to the JHS Headteacher, Mr. Emmanuel Denyina, the school won a quiz competition organised by the Nkroanza South District Schools Union on July 26, 2011.
This year, the school’s enrolment has increased tremendously, as parents have brought their children from their hometowns and surrounding villages to the school. The JHS is presenting 31 candidates for this year’s Basic Entrance Certificate Examination (BECE).
Before the year 2012 ended, the Nkoranza South District Assembly, through the efforts of the then District Chief Executive (DCE) and the then Member of Parliament (MP), put up a three-classroom block for the JHS.
Both the Primary and the Junior High School have a bright future, and it is hoped the T.I. Ahmadiyya Mission, the people of the village, and the Nkoranza South District Assembly will continue to support and improve upon the performance of the school.
The people of Makyinmabre and its twin village, Nsugum, have erected wired electricity poles and are seriously expecting a connection from Akuma.
Makyinmabre and its environs are engaged in intensive food-crop production, majoring in maize, cassava, yam, and oil palm. A budding company has started a pilot project of plantain production, and its expectations are very high indeed.
On transportation, the Nkoranza South District Assembly has repaired the road network from Makyinmabre to Nkoranza, but the Offinso North District Assembly in the Ashanti Region is also expected to properly link up Makyinmabre and the surrounding villages to Kobreso, to help facilitate the conveyance of the ever-increasing foodstuffs from around Makyinmabre to the big marketing centres at Nkoranza and Aborfour respectively.
Other villages in the country can follow the good example of Makyinmabre by creating a pleasant ambience to encourage and support teachers to perform well in their schools.
By J.Y. Owusu-Adu