Home Economics

BACKGROUND

Home economicsdomestic science or home science is a field of study that deals with the economics and management of the home, family and community. It deals with the relationship between individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live and focuses on understanding daily issues (such as clothing and nutrition, relationships, shelter) and improving aspects of life that impact individuals, families and communities  etc.  Home Economics is widely recognized as the most important precondition for families and households to improve their lives and prevent poverty.

In Sammo, our Home Econs students are empowered to become informed members of their communities, developing the skills to live independently and with others. Our students learn about nutrition and health-related issues that influence the well-being of individuals,  families, communities, and their environment.

Subject Combination

In Sammo, the Home Economics Programme/course consists elective subjects such as : Management – in – Living, General-Knowledge-in- Arts, Biology and Food & Nutrition alternating with Clothing and Textiles. The Sammo HOME ECONS students have two options choosing between Home Econs One and Home Econs two with the elective subjects combination (taught by separate teachers) under each as follows:

HOME ECONS ONE HOME ECONS TWO
Food and Nutrition Clothing and Textiles
Management in Living Management in Living
Biology General Knowledge in Arts
General Knowledge in Arts Biology

Both programme options offer specializations for students to focus their studies on intellectual as well as practical experience opportunities.

In addition to the above elective subjects, our students read all the compulsory core subjects such as:

  • English language
  • Social Studies
  • Core mathematics
  • Integrated science

WHY STUDY HOME ECONOMICS?

Some of the basic things you’ll learn about are

  • your body – what is good to eat and how to keep your body healthy always
  • food – how it nourishes your body, how to choose it, store it, how to prepare and cook it
  • using money – how to spend it wisely and how to save it.
  • your home – about the design in the home, about general safety and (personal) hygiene

Popular Career Options

Common courses of study in a family and consumer sciences program, also referred to as home economics, include family finance, textiles, wellness, food science and nutrition. Students can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field which can lead to careers in human services and teaching.

Graduates from a bachelor’s degree programmes in Home Economics typically find careers in social work, financial planning or education, though individuals mostly find work in the apparel/clothing industry or food services. Individuals can find positions as:

  • Family life educators
  • Restaurant managers
  • Financial managers
  • Weight loss consultants
  • Visual merchandisers

Students who graduate with a master’s degree in Home Econs are prepared for careers in human resources. Some graduates might also be qualified to teach at the college level. Individuals may find positions as:

  • Human resource specialists
  • Consumer advocates
  • Extension specialists
  • Event planners

We encourage you to enroll in our department to ensure success in the WASSCE.  Click HOME ECONS to enroll