DAMONGO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
- BRIEF HISTORY
The school started on the premises of the then Damongo Boys Middle Boarding School. It was the pioneer school in West Gonja District..The school was opened on 22nd November, 1971, with Mr. Y. Baba as the first Acting Headmaster and Mr. Limantomah Salia as the Acting Senior Housemaster.
The school started with a population of sixty-eight(68) students some whom were drawn from a list of students who had passed for other secondary schools but could not gain admission into those schools.
On the 10th of January, 1972, Mr. Abu Juam (now deceased) took over as the substantive Headmaster. He handed the school to Mr. D. Nuorinon on 13th March, 1980 as Ag. Headmaster. In 1973, the population of the school rose to 210 of whom 38 were girls.
In 1974, the school won a prize as the best institution in Operation Feed Yourself Programme during an Agricultural show.
Mt. J. A. Braimah (deceased) was appointed Headmaster of the school on 1st August, 1980. After him Mr. J. B. Aguyiri acted as Headmaster for one year from 1st September, 1988 before Mr. Saaka Bolina was appointed Headmaster on 30th November, 1989. Mr. Daniel Paali succeeded him on 13th September, 1991. The school is currently headed by Mr. C. K. Nyabu who took over in 2001.
On 22nd November, 1982, two inspectors of schools from the Inspectorate Division – Accra in the persons of Miss Ethel Amissah and Mr. I. K. Cudjoe arrived at the school to carry out a comprehensive inspection of the school which ended on 26th November, 1982.
Telephone Service: . The school’s service number is 0717-22025 while the Headmaster’s bungalow number is 0717-22083
(i) The old students are a key factor in the development of the school. They have donated books, trophies etc severally and collectively to the school.
(ii) There is a very viable PTA whose support for the school is invaluable: Donation of a KIA cargo truck, walling of school (ongoing) provision of furniture, motivation of staff, supply of water , purchasing of water tanker for school in collaboration with W.G.D.A. (in the pipe-line) etc.
(iii) Traditional authority plays a major role in the life of the school, Donations during sports and other festive occasions, Giving advice to students, provision of land for development, playing arbitration roles etc..
(iv) The District Assembly supports the school immensely, donations of all kinds, renovation of buildings, purchase of water tanker in collaboration with PTA (in the pipe-line) etc.
(v) NGOs – World Vision (supports the school with books and other materials, CAMFED sponsors some female students by providing feed and providing school uniforms and books to them, Also providing books for the school library.
- SCHOOL CREST:
(Knowledge and Service) Its green colour represents the green pastures of the land in which the school is situated, while the spear represents the might of Ndewura Jakpa the Spear Holder and founder of the Gonjas.
THE SCHOOL’S MOTTO: “Knowledge and service”, underscores its vision of imparting the right knowledge for a holistic development of its products for services to the entire nation.
The school has a well developed infrastructure it has a wealth of buildings, enhanced by its selection among the 31 schools across the country to be upgraded in 2004. Find below a list of the schools infrastructure:
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES AND SUBJECTS
- Agricultural Science: General Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Physics, French
- Business (Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Elective Mathematics, French
- Vocational (Home Economics): Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition, Economics, French, Chemistry, Biology
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics, Geography, French
- General Arts: Literature in English, French, Ghanaian Language, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics
- 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