Odorgonno Senior High
(Ossa)

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Motto: Nobis Nitendum Est
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Accommodation: Day and Boarding

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Gender: Mixed
Category: B
Type: Public School

Odorgonno Senior High was established on 25th January, 1940 by a hardworking former teacher of Accra High School, the late Mr. Joseph T. Leigh-a Sierra Leonean in close connection with another teacher of Accra High School, a Ghanaian called Jerome K. Acquah also of blessed memory.

Mission

To mobilise and utilize relevant resources towards the attainment of academic excellence and child preparedness for life.

Vision

A highly-motivated school community that contributes effectively towards the empowerment of the child to prepare for life and fit into the global world.

Awoshie in Ga Central district of GREATER ACCRA Region

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History of Odorgonno Senior High

Odorgonno Senior School was established on 25th January, 1940 by a hardworking former teacher of Accra High School, the late Mr. Joseph T. Leigh-a Sierra Leonean in close connection with another teacher of Accra High School, a Ghanaian called Jerome K. Acquah also of blessed memory.

It was sited behind the Adabraka Police Station. Government absorbed the school in 1966. The first Headmaster after the school was absorbed by the Government was Mr. Ashong Mettle from, 1966-1976. He was succeeded by Mr. Addo Johnson from 1976-1987. The third Headmaster was Mr. Hardy Frimpong from 1987-1995, he move the school (which was then a boys school) from the old site to it’s current site at Awoshie in 1990.

This site was collected by the national liberation council for the school as far back as 1972. The new site had only 3 block of 5 classrooms, one Science laboratory and one bungalow for the Headmaster which were between 1974 and 1978. Mr. Frimpong ensured the demarcation of the new site.

Mr. Addo Johnson and Mr. Hardy Frimpong were strongly. Mr. Frimpong admitted girls in his first admission in 1990.

Odorgonno Senior High Programmes and Course

The school offers these following programmes

Business

  • FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
  • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • COST ACCOUNTING
  • ECONOMICS
  • ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS

Agriculture

  • ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS
  • GENERAL AGRICULTURE
  • ANIMALS HUSBANDRY
  • CHEMISTRY
  • FRENCH
  • PHYSICS

Home Economics

Visual Arts

General Arts

  • ECONOMICS
  • FRENCH
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
  • GOVERNMENT
  • HISTORY
  • MUSIC
  • LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
  • ASANTE TWI

General Science

  • ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS
  • CHEMISTRY
  • PHYSICS
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • ELECTIVE ICT
  • BIOLOGY

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.

  • Cadet
  • Scripture Union (S.U)
  • The school choir

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.

Cut – Off Grades

Though student selection is computerised, admission to offer any of the top five programme of study in the school is based on the exact requirement in terms of aggregate or total score of the Basic Education Certificate Examination written.

The various programmes of study have cut – off grade for entry as enlisted below:

  • GENERAL SCIENCE (06 - 15)
  • AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE (06 – 18)
  • BUSINESS (06 – 15)
  • GENERAL ARTS (06 – 18)
  • VISUAL ARTS (06 - 20)
  • HOME ECONOMICS (06 - 20)