EDINAMAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Edinaman Senior High school aims at producing well balanced and self confident individuals who are capable of taking challenges in a fast changing world and who can make maximum use of every opportunity presented them for self development so as to become the standard of excellence and be ranked among the best students in Ghana
We strive to achieve this vision whilst pursuing the following:
• Providing what it takes to attain the highest academic standards.
• Developing in each student the capacity through science and technology for quick, reasoned responses to challenges through science and technology with emphasis on ICT.
• Developing in the individual’s awareness of their responsibilities to the community and the broader society through holistic education.
3. SCHOOL CREST
Per Kכ Kan. (Struggle to move forward.)
4. BRIEF HISTORY OF EDINAMAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Edinaman Senior High School was established on the 9th of January, 1978. It was first established in the Elmina Castle. Earlier on, in 1977 the Elmina Development Committee requested the Central Regional Administration to renovate parts of the Elmina Castle to be used as a Secondary school.
Three men namely – Nana Kodwo Eduakwa IV, an educationist, Mr. William Plange Botsio, an Estate Officer of the University of Cape Coast, both of blessed memory and Mr. Benedict Ekow Saiper (formally called B.E. F Sniper) a tutor of the University Practice Secondary School, contributed money to be used as seed money in starting the school.
The first batch of students were selected through a competitive examination in Mathematics and English. Forty- five students were selected from the locality and these became pioneers.
The teaching staff was made up of tutors who hailed from Elmina but were teaching in Secondary Schools in Cape Coast. These included Mr. B. E. Saiper who was the acting Headmaster, Mr. Dennis Yorke, Mr. John Eshun Cudjoe, Mr. Kwamena Tenteh, Miss Comfort Otoo, Mr. A. E. Hagan, Mr. W. K. Kassah, Mr. T. K. Tawiah and Mr. I. K. Nyame. Others were Mr. J. K. Sam and Mr. K Amoah. Ms Benedicta Annan was the typist.
Even though Edinaman Senior High School started as a private school, in January 1978 it was absorbed into the public stream by the Government.
Relocation to Present Site
Through the instrumentality of the then Regional Secretary, the late Mr. Ato Austin, the school was relocated to its present site on the Paul Isert Hill, Pershie in 1992, A twelve -unit block was built to be used as classrooms in addition to some existing facilities. The Parent Teacher Association built an underground water reservoir and also provided a water pumping machine.
Edinaman Senior High School has seen a lot of developments over the years. However the most remarkable is the up-grading of the school into a model first class institution by the Government of former President J.A Kuffour in 2007. Structures such as an ultra modern assembly hall capable of sitting 1200 students, a dining hall, a library, ICT laboratory, tutors’ flat and bungalows and additional dormitories have been built.
Edinaman SHS is a boarding institution. Currently there are seven hundred and twenty-two (722) students in the boarding house. There are adequate facilities for boarders. There are two one-storey dormitory blocks for girls and one for boys. There is a large dining hall and an assembly hall for use by students.
5. SOME MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
In the field of sports and games, Edinaman Senior High School has chalked some successes For example in 2008/09 academic year the school achieved the following
• 1st position in Basketball (Girls) Zone 1
• Table Tennis champions (Girls) in Zone 1
• Hockey champions (Boys) in Zone 1
• 2nd in athletics (Girls) in Zone 1
• 3rd in athletics (Boys) in Zone 1
• 2nd in volleyball (Girls) in Zone 1
• Hockey (Boys) – Central Regional Champions
In 2009/10 academic year, the school did not fare badly:
• Champions in soccer (Girls) at the zonal level
• Hockey champions (Boys) –Zone 1
• 2nd in athletics (Girls) – Zone 1
• 3rd in athletics (Boys) – Zone 1
• 3rd in soccer (Girls) – Central region)
• Hockey champions (Boys) – Central region)
Other Areas Of Success
In the Inter District Constitutional Game competition in 2009, the school occupied the 2nd position. Also in 2009, Edinaman Senior High School placed 3rd out of nine schools during the inter Zonals Debate Competition.
6. SCHOOL FACILITIES
Edinaman SHS has two blocks of classrooms having a total number of twenty four (24). Classrooms, Laboratories.
There is a science laboratory block having three laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology Library.
There is a library with a sitting capacity for 500 students.
7. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Edinaman Senior High School has a number of clubs. These include:
Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.) Club.
United Nation’s Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Club.
Red Cross Society.
Debaters and Writers Club.
Read Wide Club.
OLD STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Old Association office can be contacted through the following:
Mr. E. Nyen – (+233)244-710338.
Mr. A. Bordoh – (+233)243-518095.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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