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ODA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

1. VISION AND MISSION:
The School’s mission is to have a well disciplined staff, create a serene academic atmosphere in the school for students to have excellent results, live morally upright lives and contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.

2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ODA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Oda Senior High School was established in September, 1960. The foundation stone was officially laid in January, 1960 by Hon. N. A Welbeck, the then Minister of Works and Housing under the Nkrumah Regime. The school is presently headed by Mr. Francis K. Appiah as the ninth headmaster.
Oda Senior High School is a co-educational boarding institution established under the Ghana Education Trust which was chaired by Nana Ayirebi Acquah of Winneba.
Oda Senior High School is situated five kilometres outside Akim Oda on the Oda Nkwanta – Ayirebi road. It is in the Birim Central Municipality. It was officially opened on 30th September, 1960 with Rev. J. W. deGraft as the headmaster, and Mr. E. A. Asiedu and Ms. Adwoa M. Odum as the only members of staff.
The first batch of students numbered eighty-seven boys and eight girls. Some of these pioneers were the nucleus of Kotoku Secondary School which had earlier been established in 1957 through the hardwork of Nana Frempong Manso III and such Kotoku citizens as the late Mr. Kwabena Adu Asare, late J. H. Asare, an educationist and headmaster of Oda Government School. (now Attafuah Senior High Technical School).
The school was governed by an eleven-member Board of Governors under the able chairmanship of the late Hon. Albert Kwame Onwona Agyemang, Member of Parliament for South Birim and Deputy Minister of Finance in the Nkrumah Regime.
From September, 1961 to December, 1977, Mr. Jabish Richmond Amissah-Arthur of Aggrey Memorial School, Cape Coast was recommended and appointed Headmaster of Oda Secondary School. After Mr. Amissah Arthur, six people held the mantle till the present Headmaster, Mr. Francis Kwadwo Appiah assumed headship on 13th June, 2008.
SCHOOL TELEPHONE NUMBERS; 08197115, 081-97126 and 081-94007
Status Of The School: Boarding and Day

3. ACHIEVEMENTS
The school represented the Eastern Region in the National Milo Volleyball Girls Tournament in Sunyani and came second. The School placed 2nd out of eleven schools in the athletic competition. The School also represented the Eastern Region in the National Sprite Ball Tournament in Basketball at the Aviation Social Centre in Accra.

4. CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES:
Each student is expected to belong to at least one club or society in the school. Attending club or societal meetings is obligatory for students. The patron of the club or society is normally a member of the teaching staff.
The following are the recognized clubs/societies in the school.
i. National Union of Presbyterian Students of Ghana (NUPS-G) ii. Pentecost Students Association (PENSA)
iii. Catholic Anglican Students Union (CASU) iv. Green Earth Organization
v. National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) vi. Drama Club
vii. Ghana Methodist Students Union GHAMSU viii. Debaters Club
ix. Baptist Students Association BSA x. Ghana Muslim Students Association (GMSA)
xi. Adventist Students Union ASU xii. Scripture Union (S.U.)
xiii. Geography Clubs xiv. History Club
xv. Business Club xvi. Science Club
xvii. Junior Achievement Club xviii. Army Cadet Corps
xix. TAE KWANDO Club xx. Arts Renaissance & Cultural Club
xxi. Students’ Success Fellowship xxii. Volleyball Club

5. SCHOOL FACILITIES:
i. Academic
a. Classrooms – There are 42 Classrooms.
b. Laboratories – One Science Laboratory
c. Library – One Library Hall
ii Non- Academic –
Recreational Grounds – Two Recreational Grounds

6. PROGRAMME AND SUBJECTS OFFERED
a. Agriculture Science: General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Physics
b. Business Programme (Accounting Option); Business Management, Business Maths & Principles of Costing, Principles of Accounting, Economics
c. Business Programme (Secretarial Option): Business Management, Typewriting, Clerical and Office Duties, Economics
d. Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Arts, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Textiles
e. Home Economics: General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Foods & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Economics, French, Biology
f. General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
g. General Arts: Literature in English, French, Asante Twi, Music, Christian Religious Studies, Geography, Economics,
h. History, Government

7. STAKEHOLDERS
Contributions by Past Students:
The old students provided Book Prizes for the 2008 Speech Day. They drilled a bore-hole and donated five (5) 1,000 gallon poly tanks to the school. In addition they provided one ice chest, one blender and twelve tables for practicals to the Home Science Department.
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
The P.T.A. has purchased a TATA bus on hire purchase for the school. It is also working on the following projects which are temporarily suspended:
a. A clinic complex with offices and wards for males and females.
b. A 3-bedroom flat for a Medical Doctor/Medical Superintendent
c. 2-bedroom semi-detached house for nurses.

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