Chemu Secondary School was established when the then Secretary of Ministry of Education Ms. Ama Atta Aidoo decided to deboardinize schools to offset the high boarding fees and increase the intake of students. To response to the increase demand for vacancies in schools in Tema Municipality, the Community 4 No.2, Middle School was converted to a secondary school and named Tema Day Secondary School. The school had a legacy of eight (8) classrooms.The school was formally established on 12th 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.
The first batches of students were therefore the 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 addition through a late entrance examination by the school.
Following an appeal from Tema Traditional Council the name of the school was changed from Tema Day Secondary 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 did not materialize due to stiff opposition from some quarters, including the Students Representative Council.
Clubs And Societies
The school has clubs and societies that provide forum for students to enhance their academics ability.
Science Club, Debating society, Civic Education , Cut World, Positive Thinkers Club etc all contribute in no small measure to the academic progress of the school.
Above all Chemsic 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 anniversary celebrations in Tema.
In a short span of 25 years this school matches toe to toe and compares well with well-endowed schools in the country. The hardworking staff and the noble students project the school and propel it to commendable and enviable height.
In 2006, Mrs. Charlotte Asiedu-Musah travelled to San-Diego in USA in the company of two other teachers from Wesley Girls High School and St. Augustine’s College on an exchange programme sponsored by Rotary International Tema Branch. Rev. Eric Sakyi Ofori also went to China and South Africa. Over hundred foreign national have visited the school on an exchange programme since its inception.
As a school, we engage in healthy competition in sports and athletics with secondary school nationwide and come out with excellent performance most often, to match our academic achievements. The school won the Regional Trophy for girls in table tennis in 1986 and won the first ever National Cadbury Bournvita volleyball competition in 1988 under Mr. Frank Shamo. The always qualifies for annual Super Zonal athletics competitions. We also have nurtured brilliant sporting personalities who have excelled both national and international scenes. Footballers like Daniel Addo, Attakora Amaniapong of Starlet 91 and 93 fame and Rumanatu Tahira currently with Black Queens are worthy of mention. Monica Twum Gladys Atta-Peters from this school have proven themselves good ambassadors in their respective sporting disciples. Whatever we have achieve over the years can be attributed to the hard work of past and present P.E. tutors especially the late Stella Ahiable who helped to transform most of these raw talents into national and international heroes.
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