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PROFILE OF CHEMU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Chemu senior high school was established when the then Secretary of Education Mrs. Ama Atta Aidoo decided to deboardinize schools to offset the high boarding fees and increase intake of students. To respond to the increasing demand for vacancies in various schools, the Tema Municipal Assembly, the Community 4 No. 2, the middle school was converted into a secondary school and named Tema Day school. The school had a legacy of eight (8) classrooms. The school was formally established on 12 October, 1982 with two (2) streams of 86 students and a teaching staff of nine (9). The then assistant headmaster of Tema Secondary School, the late Mr. P. K. Dzitri was seconded to the school as Acting Headmaster, in 1982. In the same year the Assistant Bursar of Tema Secondary School, Mr. Gilbert Kpelende was also seconded to the school. The first batches of students were therefore remnants of the Common Entrance candidates of Tema Secondary School, since the name of the school was not on the common Entrance List. A few students were admitted in the addition through a late entrance examination conducted by the school. Following an appeal from Tema traditional council, the name of the school was changed from Tema day school to Chemu secondary school. Attempts were made to have the name of the school changed in the early nineties to Adjetey Ansah Secondary school, but this did not materialize due to stiff opposition from some quarters, including the Students Representative Council. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT The total number of classrooms currently is forty (40). The school can boast of a big canteen, sickbay, a changing room and a KVIP built with the aid from PAMSCAD SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION The current headmistress of the school is the person of Miss. Felicia Asimeng-Kore with three (3) assistants each for Academic, Administration, and General. PROGRAMS, STAFF AND STUDENTS The school offers five (5) programs: - General Science, Technical, Visual Arts, Home Economics and General Arts. The current student population is 1942 made up of 1103 boys and 839 girls. The staff numbers 98 which include both teaching and non-teaching staff.

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ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Despite its late entrance into the race for academic honours, Chemsec has made giant strides. Our students performance in the G.C.E OLevel Examinations amazed observers then. It is on record that the first batch topped the schools in the Tema district, paving the way for many of them gaining entry to the Sixth Form and subsequently in the university. Today some are Board Members of this institution. At thirty, Chemu is a young school, but its achievements compare well with the highly classed schools in the country. The school has made enviable, remarkable and commendable academic progress since its inception. The excellent results in examination conducted for final year students by the West African Examination Council each year, especially in Science attest to this fact. It is no surprise that Chemu has many of its products in the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions. Some also occupy prominent positions in the country. Former science student Angel Adomako-Ansah jointly designed a burglar alarm with a student from Wesley Girls High School, at STME in 2000. They exhibited this product at a Science Fair in Germany. The school took the third position in the annul mathematics and science quiz competition in the year 2001. A former student, Emmanuel Mensah gained admission to the United World College Canada through a competitive examination which was adjudged in the country in the year 2003. Another student, Kwesi Ntiamoah Adarkwa was adjudged the overall best student in the Senior Secondary Examinations conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in 2005. The same student was also the overall best science candidate in the examination in 2005. The school was honoured with two shields, one for producing the overall best candidate in the examination and the other for producing the best candidate in science. Master Ntimoah Adarkwa is currently in United States of America pursuing an engineer program. Chemu secondary school came first in the first ever computer programming competition dubbed I too can program 2005 (ICAP 2005) that was organized at Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence among seasoned Secondary Schools in Greater Accra Region. The school was rewarded a computer set, and the contestants - a mobile phone each. This school engages in healthy competitions such as debates, symposia, Science and Mathematics Quiz and essay, drama competitions with secondary schools throughout the country and perform credibly well in most cases.

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Although results brought to the school are not quite good in most cases, the ever ready teaching staff nurtures and transforms these weak grades into ones that parents and higher institutions are proud of. With all its achievements, the school has inadequate teaching materials in its Science laboratory and the two rooms which were converted to laboratories are still being used as the only laboratories in the school. The Technical, Home Economics, Visual Arts and Science departments of the school exhibited some of its products during the first TEXPO 99 fair and emerge winner in the secondary school division. Above all, Chemsec strictly adheres to its motto DISCIPLINE AND HARDWORK. It is a matter of course that the school comes first in most of the competitions organized during Independence Day celebrations in Tema. In a short span of 30 years this school matches toe to toe and compares well with well endowed schools in the country. The hardworking staff and noble student projects in the school propel it to commendable and enviable height. GOAL Chemu senior high school, the Pride of Tema aims at becoming the best among equals.

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