The first ever Optical Technician Training Institution to be established in Ghana and the whole of West African sub-region that has over these years offered an opportunity to both local and foreign optical technicians to improve their skills and deepen their understanding of optical practice is the oyoko School of Dispensing Optics was started in October 2001 by three non- governmental organization namely Swiss Red Cross, African Action/Germany and Westphalian Children Village which is now under Ministry of Health.
The Oyoko School of Dispensing Optics has experienced great growth in membership, vision, effectiveness and credibility and seeks to continue to promote national development through quality education.
The academic successes of our students with the support of our teachers and parents have put the school on a path toward greatness culminating with making the school to embark on a Diploma Course and also being affiliated to the UCC
We strive to provide the best educational experience possible. Our teachers will teach to the best of their ability every day; guiding your student on a path that will give him/her the skills necessary for a productive future in career after completing the course.
The curriculum will be rigorous and the standards will remain high. We cannot afford to lower the bar. Our students must be able to compete not just with students in the school. But to produce:
- A first class health training institution in Ghana that produces well-disciplined and proficient Opticians who are committed to making high quality pairs of spectacles at low cost for comfort vision of clients.
- To train eye care professionals to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to give quality care of the eye of clients in the hospitals, clinics and communities
We believe that:
- everybody deserves to clear sight
- clear sight can be maintained by awareness
- vision of people with refractive error will improve by using spectacles/visual aid
- people with refractive errors need spectacles/visual aid
- graduates from the school will meet the spectacle/visual aid need of the nation and beyond
Students must complete all assignments when given and must meet standard on assessments to successfully pass a class. Grades are not given. Grades are earned based on the student’s ability to meet standard in a subject. To help parents know how his/her student is doing academically, School will upload student results at the end of every semester on the school website. Please monitor your student’s progress and ask questions if you are not sure of the grades. The school website is another tool that can be used to monitor your student’s progress. It is an online website that allows you to instantly see your child’s attendance record and grades after every semister. This is a valuable tool and we hope you take advantage of it.
Cell Phones are allowed on campus but cannot be used during instructional time. Students found using a cell phone during instructional time will be disciplined. There may be instances when the teacher may allow students the ability to use the phones if it is part of the lesson. That will only occur if the teacher has already received pre-approval from the Principal to utilize cell phones as a part of the lesson.
The school is not responsible for lost or stolen property and will not stop instruction or instructional monitoring to look for lost/stolen cell phones. Never leave these devices unattended.