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Swedru Senior High gets new head

Mrs Golda Esi Andam, former Assistant Headmistress of Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast, has been appointed the new Headmistress of the Swedru Secondary School following the retirement of Mrs Alberta Obiriwa Rigg Stewart.

Mrs Andam, an old student, had her secondary education at Swedru Secondary School from 1988 to 1993 where she obtained a GCE ‘O’ LEVEL Certificate. She continued to OLA Training College, Cape Coast, where she obtained her Certificate A. She proceeded to the University of Education, Winneba, for the Bachelor Degree in Education (English).

She currently holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Language from the University of Cape Coast.

In a congratulatory message signed by Piesie Dr. Kenneth Baidoo, Vice President and Piesie Ernest Obeng Apau, Assistant Secretary of the Old Swesconians’ Association, commended Piesie Golda on her new appointment as the Head of “Our Alma Mater and we encourage all Old Students to support her tenure as well.”

Piesie Golda, as an experienced English Tutor, has demonstrated good knowledge in her area of expertise. She started her teaching career at Salvation Army Primary School, Agona Nyakrom through to Swedru School of Business and Kwanyako Secondary School.

Ms Andam poses for the camera with some old students of the school.

Mrs Andam taught at St. Augustine’s College between 2004 -2010 where she became the P.T.A Assistant Secretary. She proceeded to the Academy of Christ the King from 2012 to 2018 where she was the Head of the Languages Department for four years.

She was later appointed the Assistant Headmistress of Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast, from 2018 until she became the Headmistress of Swedru Secondary School in May, 2020.

Piesie Dr Baidoo commended the immediate past Headmistress, Mrs Rigg Stewart, for her enormous contributions towards the development of the school.

Mrs Andam, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said she was overwhelmed, looking at the number of Swesconians in the field of Education, adding; “l did not ever dream of it before but what God has destined always comes to pass, so to God be all the glory, great things He has done.”

She noted that there were good practices, which when enforced steadily, would yield good results. “With God at the helm of affairs,l will ensure that all curricular and extra-curricular activities are carried through to the letter.”

The new Headmistress said she would work with the staff and the Board as a team to turn the fortunes of the School around, which would demand the total support of all stakeholders, especially the Old Students.

Check out these images of Mrs Andam

Mrs Stewart handing over the head position to Mrs Andam
Mrs Stewart and Mrs Andam in a pose during the handing over ceremony
Ms. Andam in a joyous pose with an old student
The headmistress interacting with an old student of the school





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