AWUDOME SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
- O. BOX 33, TSITO, VOLTA REGION, TEL.:- 233 : 91941 73
Awudome Senior High School was established to provide relevant education to all Ghanaian children of all creed and tribe, instill skills of the head, heart and hand in products that will assist them to develop their potential, to be productive and facilitate poverty reduction; socio-economic growth and national development.
The vision of the founding fathers was to develop an educational institution that is well staffed with experienced and motivated teachers who would help bring education to the traditional area and beyond by training children to acquire knowledge and skills in science and Mathematics, Economics, Agriculture, the General Arts, Visual Arts and Business studies so that they become employable either by themselves or by other bodies, thereby promoting the social, cultural, economic and political well-being of Ghana.
- SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
Truth, love, responsibility are the watch words of the school. These virtues are represented in the school crest by the Bible, a clasp of hands and a stool.
Originally, the school colours were yellow and black but over the years, this has changed to yellow and dark blue.
- BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Awudome Senior High School was founded in September 1963 by hard-working self-help spirited Native Teachers of Tsito (T. N. T. A). The school was however granted government recognition and assistance in September 1965.
It is located at Tsito, one of the towns that make up the Awudome Traditional Area in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is built on a 60.5 acre land donated by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Tsito and some prominent citizens.
It is located along the Ho-Accra road. The school is one of the category ‘A’ schools in the Volta Region.
The first Headmaster of the school was Mr. Haper Wheeler, an American who hailed from Minnesota He, at the time of becoming the Headmaster, was attached to the University of Ghana’s Residential Adult College at Tsito by the International Development of California and the Higgis family of Massachusetts.
Important School Dates:-
- School durbar for both students and staff to discuss pertinent problems in the school, once a term.
- Annual General Meeting of Parent-Teacher Association.
- Annual Speech and Prize Giving Day Celebration.
STATUS: The school is a Boarding and Day institution
- SCHOOL FACILITIES:-
- Classroom Block
The school has one 15 unit classroom block, three pavilions and a four-unit classroom block including a staff common room and in addition, an emergency six unit classroom block was constructed to cater for the four year programme and was the first to be commission in the country.
- Science Block
There is a two-storey Science Block.
- Home Economics Block
A new Home Economics block is yet to be completed fully and handed over to the school.
- Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centers.
There are two ICT centers in use in the school.
- Non Academic
Recreational Grounds: The school has one football field, basket ball court, and a hand ball court.
- ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
The academic achievement of the School has been on the ascendancy over the years.
The SSCE results over the years have been good. The best aggregate at the SSCE was 8. Similarly, performance of students at the WASSCE has also been good with the best aggregate being 8 in 2008.
Best Teacher Award
Mrs. Alice Gligui-Denueme, the head of department for Home Economics placed third in the 2008 national best teacher award held at Sunyani. She took home one Nissan Sunny Salon Car donated by MTN Ghana foundation, a Desk top computer for herself and one for the school.
Inter-Schools Drama Competition
The school emerged first out of 24 selected schools, throughout the country, in the 2010 Inter-School Drama Competition held in the National Theatre.
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
For years, the school has dominated these arenas in the region. It has represented the region in these disciplines and won awards for the region.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:-
The school offers all the Senior High School programmes except Technical. The following are offered
- Agricultural Science
- Business studies
- Accounting Option
- Secretarial Option
- General Arts
- General Science
- Home Economics
- Visual Arts.
The following are the stakeholders of the school.
- The Ghana Education Service
- Awudome Traditional Area.
- The Old students Association
- The Parent Teacher Association
- Ho Municipal Assembly
- Staff (both Teaching and Non-Teaching)
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day