Oda Senior High is one of the senior high schools in EASTERN Region at Akim Oda of Birim Central Municipal district
Akim Oda in Birim Central Municipal district of EASTERN Region
Oda Senior High Anthem
Hail! Mother ODASCO
We pledge to reflect on your love
Your beauty, wisdom and your charm bless all
Who uphold your glorious name
Board Members, Masters, Workers, Students, Nananom,
Evermore we pass wisdom, knowledge and intelligence,
Cherish those who have to mould the lives of us the young ones.
History of Oda Senior High
Erstwhile Ghana Educational Trust (GET) under the distinguished chairmanship of Nana Ayirebi Acquah of Winneba established the school situated at Oda Eastern Region of Ghana in the Birim South District as a co-educational boarding institution in September 1960 during the Nkrumah regime.
The late Nana Frempong Manso III, Omanhene of Akyem Kotoku traditional area, readily offered large tract of land covering one-mile square in 1957 for the construction of the school.
Hon. N. A. Welback, Minister of works and Housing under the Nkrumah regime, officially laid the foundation stone in January 1960.
The school enrolled its first batch of students numbering eighty-seven (17) boys and fifteen (15) girls. The school was governed by eleven-member board of governors under the able chairmanship of the late Hon. Albert Kwame Onwona Agyeman, Member of parliament North Birim and Deputy Minister of Finance in the Nkrumah regime.
The school's first headmaster between Sept 1960-Jan 1961 was the late Rev J.W. de Graft Johnson who also became the headmaster of Wesley Grammar School, Accra and Agona Swedru Secondary school. Rev. de Graft Johnson at the initial stage of his appointment had a scholarship and left for the United Kingdom and U.S.A on a study tour.
The first group of students sat for the G.C.E. “O” Level exam in October 1965 and excelled in the examination. Sixth from (Arts & Science) courses were started in October 1968. Enrolment increased tremendously.
It is worthy to mention that from September 1960 up to date the school has turned out many prominent products, some of these products are now members of the teaching staff holding responsible senior positions in the school.
Oda Senior High Programmes and Course
The school offers these following programmes
- Business Management
- Principles of Costing
- Economics/ Elective Maths
- Business Management
- Clerical office Duties
- General Agriculture
- Horticulture & Crops/Animal Husbandry
- Economics / Biology
- Management in Living
- Foods and Nutrition / Clothing & Textiles
- General Knowledge in Art
- General Knowledge in Art
General Arts 1
- Elective Maths / History
General Arts 2
- History / French and Twi
- Literature in English
- Elective Maths
Clubs and Societies
The following are the recognized clubs and societies in the school which each student especially the boarding student are expected to belong to at least one club or society.
- Army Cadet Corps
- Scripture Union (S.U)
- The school choir
- National Union of Presbyterian Students of Ghana.(N.U.P.S.G)
- Catholic Anglican Students Union (C.A.S.U)
- Pentecost Students Union (PENSA)
- Ghana Methodist Student Union (GHAMSU)
- Seventh Day Adventist Student Union (SDASU)
- Student success fellowship ( S.S.F)
- National Commission for Civic Education( NCCE)
- Geography club
- History club
- Science club
- Business club
- Green Earth Organisation (GEO)
- Junior Achievement Club
- TAE KWANDO Club
- Art Renaissance and Cultural Club
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.