Samsam Odumase Primary
Samsam Odumase Primary
Samsam Odumase primary school was founded in 1995 in a church through the initiative of the then Assemblyman of the Gonno Electoral Area, Mr. Thomas Adjei. This was due to the inability of the Samsam Presbyterian primary, the nearest school to the community, to admit all children of school going age in the community. Through the efforts of the Assemblyman, the District Education Directorate posted a teacher to the school. His name was only given as Mr. Bortey. He however took a French leave of the school later and Mr. Gershon Ahiator was subsequently posted to the school. He worked conscientiously to nurture the school. Other teachers were later posted to the school to assist him educate the children of school going age within the community. The enrolment grew so fast that the chapel building which was being used as a classroom could no more contain the numbers.Help however came to Macedonia in 2003. Coca cola Ghana limited constructed a six unit classroom block, an office and a store for the school to replace sheds the community had constructed to support the chapel as classrooms. Teaching and learning improved immensely in the school after this intervention.
On the 26th March, 2007, disaster struck as roof of the entire classroom block ripped off in a rainstorm. That fateful Monday was a terrible experience for both teachers and pupils. The disaster occurred whilst school was in session. Fortunately, there was no serious injury to both pupils and teachers. However, most of the school materials got destroyed in the rainstorm disaster. Henceforth, classes were held under sheds constructed with palm fronds fenced with bamboo. This condition brought a lot of disturbance to teaching and learning until the school was re-roofed by the Ga West Municipal Assembly in October 2009. In the same year a pre – school was established to feed the primary school.
The school is situated in the heart of the community with trees and large green compound. Currently the school has an enrollment of 167 made up of 77 girls and 90 boys. The enrolment is still growing. The school has a total of twelve (12) permanent teaching staff made up of nine (9) females and three (3) males.
As part of Samsam Odumase M/A Primary decided to part with tradition. Teachers decided to take advantage of the Ghana Reads program to sharpen their IT skills and to type their own Exam questions. Second term examination, questions were collected from various teachers by the School’s examination committee. The examination committee then typed and printed the questions using the laptop and the printer provided by OLE. The hard copies were then sent to be photocopied. The provision made by OLE helps the school to reduce its examination cost....
Pictures they say tell it better. Samsam Odumase are well into the Ghana Reads Program As pupils and teachers make use of the tablets and other equipment to make learning fun and...