ADUMAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Providing an all round quality education for the total development of the individual within a motivated learning environment
2. VISION STATEMENT
That Aduman Senior High School would achieve a first grade status amongst the league of academic institutions on the academic landscape within the next decade providing quality and excellence in a holistic education to produce sound responsible individuals. Our vision is motivated by three key points.
Process: Providing the best conducive environment (facilities and atmosphere) for sound teaching and learning;
Product: Churning out holistic individuals to be savants in their various fields of specialization to function responsibly towards national development;
Professionals: Engaging highly motivated professionals to man the academic and administrative components of the school.
3. THE SCHOOL CREST
The crest is in the form of a shield with a basement, which bears the motto “Knowledge is power”. It depicts some folds which bear the date of establishment of the school. All these make the crest unique. The image in the crest represents two ram horns, which symbolize readiness, preparedness to acquire knowledge, a tool for development.
4. BRIEF HISTORY
Aduman Secondary School (ADMASS), now Aduman Senior High School is an offshoot of the erstwhile Aduman Training College which was established on the 1st day of November, 1965. The college was founded to train male teachers at the 2-year Post ‘B’ level. The Post ‘B’ was then phased out and the 4- year course started. On the 6th January 1966, the Training College opened with 80 male students. 1967 ushered in the first batch of 60 students for 4-year Certificate ‘A’.
In June, 1970 when Mr. Samuel Osae Brown, the first Principal, met the Board of Governors of Aduman Training College to seek permission to travel on Educational tours to Britain, the Regional Director of Education informed the Board of a plan to phase out the 4- year training course. The Board was therefore tasked to conduct entrance Examination to admit students for the five (5) year Senior Secondary System. A late entrance Examination was held in September, 1971 to admit 48 male students to begin the 5-year Secondary School programme. No female students were admitted that year. The first batch of Secondary School students completed the course with success in 1976.
In 1971 the Training College was phased out as a result of Government policy. After running the Senior Secondary School for two (2) years the Secondary School was transferred to Offinso for one year so that the 4- year teacher training system remained in Aduman. Mr. Kwame Asamoah Mensah, the Senior Housemaster / Vice Principal left with the Secondary students for Offinso. When the 4–year teacher trainees passed out, the Secondary School system was called back to Aduman. By that time, Mr. Brown went on retirement. Mr. Bossman Owusu Ayim was then made the first Headmaster of Aduman Secondary School in March 1973.
The school has come under the headship of several honourable men since its establishment: Their names and period of leadership are thus listed below:
S. O. Brown (Teacher Training) 1965 – 1973
Bossman Owusu Ayim (Secondary) 1973 – 1977
Adusah Poku (Secondary) 1977 – 1982
Ben Owusu (Secondary) 1982 – 1984
I G. Boakye (Secondary) 1984 – 1987
Y. F. Ocrah (Secondary) 1987 – 1998
M. Y. Mensah (Secondary & Senior High) 1998 – 2009
P. J. Aguri-Amanfo (Senior High) 2009 to Date
Our belief in the name has been inspired immensely by the deep thought, the vision, initiative, and fortitude of the late Nana Baah Asare, the then chief of Aduman and his elders. Oral tradition states that Nana Baah Asare was a traditionalist and spiritualist. His close association with the then Head of State, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, made the latter visit the former. As a sign of appreciation, the President asked the chief what he needed. The reply was, “I needed a school for my ‘NKYIRIMMA’.” This became the vision and appellation of the school: “Nkyirimma – Daakye Nti” which literally means, for the sake of posterity.
The PTA, Old Students’ Association, SRC, Counseling Unit, Research, Chaplaincy, Discipline, Electoral Commission.
Academically, each student finds themselves in any of five course departments each of which is manned by a Head of Department. The departments are the General Arts, Home Economics, Science, Visual Arts and Business departments.
7. CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
We make provision for identification and development of talents amongst our students. These burgeoning talents are coached and grown with sufficient motivation in our various teams and clubs. The school has found on many occasions its image proudly defended within many social, academic and religious contests by the courtesy of the clubs and societies we have running on campus. These include: The Debate and Agricultural Clubs. The rest are the Arts and Cultural Club which embodies the Choreography, Drama, Drumming and Dancing and the Poetry Groups and the School Choir too. We also savour the exploits of our exciting sports teams
Our Choreography Ensemble has been formidable and a perennial participant at many student contests in the region and many other functions.
8. SCHOOL FACILITIES
– An 18-unit classroom project – 85% complete
– A 6-unit GETFund Classroom project (Brick & Tile) – 50% complete
– New computer laboratory – 30% complete
– 3-storey Boys dormitory-Ground floor already in use sponsored through internally generated fund (IGF).
– 2-storey Girls’ dormitory – with a modern toilet facility in use now from the GETFund.
- Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:05 PM
- Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Sunday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM