School Overview – Oduko Boatemaa Senior High School
Oduko Boatemaa Senior High School, named after Mrs. Esther Oduko Boatemaa, a native of Mampong, is situated at Bosofour, a suburb of Mampong Municipal and was established on 8th May 2003. The mission of the Oduko Boatemaa Senior High School is to leverage quality skills training, confidence building, and economic empowerment which can help youth to surmount challenges reinforced by poverty, and develop into mission-driven individuals. The campus has a land size of ten acres, and was formerly a vocational institute, mainly training female students in areas such as bakery, cooking, sewing, dress-making, and home hygiene. In 2008, the school expanded its educational structure to accommodate a wider range of students, and to serve as a leading senior high school for the municipality.
Senior High School Education
The curriculum includes four Senior High School (SHS) programmes:
(a) General Arts: Government, History, Economics, Geography, and Christian Religious Studies
(b): Home Economics: Food and Nutrition, Management in Living, General Knowledge in Art and Biology
(c) Business: Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Business Management, Economics and Elective Mathematics
(d) Visual Art – Sculpture, Textiles, General Knowledge in Art, Economics
Soap-making, cookery, dress-making, decorations, home hygiene.
Basic School Education
Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior High School will soon commence to as feeder schools for SHS
The school has boarding and hostel facilities for both boys and girls in the Senior High School.
The Oduko Boatemaa Senior High School is looking for opportunities to introduce a more rigorous and innovative science and technology curriculum, including more exposure for young girls especially.
- Learning and students success- We dedicate our resources and ourselves in support of our students and their pursuits to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.
- Creativity and Innovation- We value the the capacity for ingenuity and originality on our campus and within our community.
- Pursuit of Excellence and Continuous Improvement- We strive for excellence in our courses, programs and services. We believe in the capacity for continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence. We accept the challenges of being accountable for our efforts.
- Integrity- We commit to acting and speaking truthfully and responsibly and hold ourselves and others accountable to this standard.
- Power of Diversity and Inclusion- We are committed to a climate for learning that considers diverse perspectives to be a powerful component in education of every individual valuing both differences and commonalties.
- Balance- We value a nurturing and positive approach in all we do, embracing laughter and enthusiasm, as we nurture development of the whole ok individual, including the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of each individual.
Education Pilot Overview
In Phase I of an eNeighborhood education implementation, we are setting out to locate a small number of schools to implement our education package in each of the countries with which we are working. These pilots are intended to:
- Make sure we have a clear set of localizations – this step involves translations of the user interface labels and directives and making sure that any local code values are correctly mapped to a common, standard set;
- Illustrate how the solution can effectively enhance student academic progress and
- Provide current cost data for running a school system with respect to local data access rates, transportation, and other logistics
An ideal candidate for such a pilot will:
- Currently have little or no computer technical capabilities – typically, one of the teachers maintains any technology in his or her spare time
- Be a junior or senior secondary school with 200 students or more
Education Pilot Facilities
This pilot will consist of hardware (computer, networking and solar energy), software and support services.
- Identity Management – if there is no national ID system in place, we have access to a product can be used to assign and manage ID numbers for students, staff, schools, assessments and any other item that requires unique identifiers.
- Online Education – this application combines student administration and online learning optimized for delivery to remote areas where the ability to manage IT equipment is limited, landline Internet services is not available, and the cost of wireless 3G/4G is very expensive.
- Student and class management for keeping track of students, classes, attendance, test and semester grades, etc.
- Classroom sharing – using closed-circuit videoconferencing, schools that are missing teachers for certain subjects (teacher shortages in remote areas) such as advanced science, computer programming and foreign languages can electronically share a classroom with another school who has such a teacher.
- An online library of eBooks, optimized for use in remote areas
Portable Computer Labs
Low-voltage Solar Power