Konongo Odumase Senior High
(KOSS)

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Motto: BAANU YԐ
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Accommodation: Day and Boarding

Gender: Mixed
Category: B
Type: Public School

Konongo Odumase Senior High is one of the senior high schools in ASHANTI Region at Odumase of Asante Akim Central Municipal district.

Mission

To ensure that students comply with school rules and regulations and to provide them with relevant inputs that will enhance teaching and learning to realize the vision of the school.

Vision

To achieve academic excellence through discipline and to mould the character, conduct and behaviour of students to become useful to themselves, as well as upright citizens of the country at large.

Motto

The school's motto “BAANU YԐ” literality translated as “THERE IS STRENGTH IN UNITY”. Which is a clear message to the twin towns Konongo and Odumasi the need to bury their pretty squabbles and unite for a better future.

Odumase in Asante Akim Central Municipal district of ASHANTI Region

Konongo Odumase Senior High Anthem

Well Hail thee GREAT KOSS
Well Hail thee GREAT KOSS
We glorify thy name
We cherish our Alma Mater
And give refreshing showers
And glory shall be ours
GREAT KOSS
GREAT KOSS
GREAT KOSS
Oh God help KOSS
We hail our school Alma Mater
Oh! Lord God Bless our school


Awards Gained:

  • Won the Ashanti Regional Schools and Colleges Football Championship in 1966
  • Won the girls’ athletics zonal competition in 2001 and 2002 and was 6th in the Supper Zonals in 2001 whiles the boys got 2nd place.
  • In 2011, both the boys and the girls’ teams placed 2nd in Zone 5 inter-Co athletics competition
  • In 2012, the school’s athletics teams won first position in both the girls and boys divisions.

History of Konongo Odumase Senior High

Konongo Odumasi Secondary School now Senior High was officially opened on 23rd February, 1953 as the first second-cycle institution in Asante Akyem area with 21 boys and 5 girls. The twin communities, Konongo and Odumasi were beneficiaries of the 1951 Gold Coast Government plan towards the education in the country called: “Accelerated Development Plan for Education”.

When the idea of starting a secondary school for the people in Asante Akyem area started, the two towns – Konongo and Odumasi engaged in a fierce struggle to ensure that each had the advantage of hosting the school. The leaders later on found a sense in the saying that: “A house divided against itself cannot stand”. The differences between the two-sister towns were therefore calmly settled to enable the temporary structure called “Biafra” used to start the school.

With the selfless efforts, dedication, and sacrifice the following citizens did everything possible to get the school started and get a permanent location through Konongo-Odumasi urban council. The heroes whose efforts are bearing fruits now for the whole nation were: Mr. Charles De Graft Dickson Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem, Mr. Ben Barden, Opanin D. E. Abedi Addai (once counselor at Juaben Traditional Council), Mr. F. R. A. Gyamfi (once Sumamuhene of Odumasi), Nana Kwabena Kyei (Gyaasehene of Odumasi), Nana Yaw Fosu (Krontehene of Odumasi), Nana Kofi Akoi II (Odumasehene), Nana Yaw Sarpong II Juabenhene.

It is necessary to remember the contribution of some individuals who donated or rented their houses to be used by the school as the dormitories. Opanin Kwadwo Duah House, now Odumasi Police Station was used for the residence of the First Headmaster of the school; Mr. B. Spio Garbrah. The house of Opanin Yaw Dwomo was rented for the girls while the boys used Opanin Kwaku Krah’s house.

When the government decided to make KOSS a full fledging secondary school the Ministry of Education relied on Mr. B. Spio Garbra and Mr. D. A. Agyei who later became the 6th Headmaster of the school while Nana Akoi II chose Maame Akosua Num, Nana Yaw Fosu, Opanin Kwabena Nketiah, Opanin Asomaning, Opanin D. E. Abedi Addai and others to represent Odumasi chiefs and elders.

Opanin D. E. Abedi Addai was made the caretaker of the Book Depot opened by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Odumasi. Some of the books were sold on credit to citizens of Konongo-Odumasi and their environs and it benefited them a lot. (Source, Nana Kofi Antwi I, Odumasehene).

Konongo Odumase Senior High Programmes and Course

The school offers these following programmes

Business

Agriculture

Home Economics

Visual Arts

General Arts

General Science

New pupils are admitted in September every year through a computerized system under the control of the Ghana Education Service.

The system works based on the results of an entry examination known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). This examination is held for junior high schools at various centres throughout the country.

Entry Forms for the above examination are obtained from the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) through the headteachers of the respective junior high schools within the country. Once the computerised selection process is completed, the list of admitted students are made available by the Ghana Education Service to the school. The list is then made public through the school’s notice board.

An opportunity is also given to foreign nationals who wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.

Students from other senior high school or fresh senior high school starter who wishes to continue the education at the school can also contact the school's adminstration through the contact list provided in the contact section of this page.

After a student gains admission, he is given the school's official prospectus. This book helps new students about the school and all that is required of them.