Facts and History of Labone Senior High School (LABOSCO)

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Labone Senior High School was started in January 1947 at La “Abormi” as La Bone College. The motto was then “Think And Fly”. The name La Bone College was first changed in November 1957 to Ghana College.

Currently, it is known as Labone Senior High School. Labone SHS has led in many inter school sports and academic competitions including Ghana Independence Match (1990–2015).

In 1949, six illustrious sons of our country saw the need to establish an educational institution to cater for the educational needs of the young people staying around Osu, La and its environs.

A private school was therefore established at Ako Adjei Area. At Independence, the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in line with his lofty ideas on rapid socio economic development embarked on a widespread expansion of educational facilities. In view of that the Ghana Education Trust Fund was instituted and charged with the construction of school buildings throughout the country.

LABONE SENIOR HIGH was one of such schools. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATUES (SCULPTURE PIECES)

On entry into Labone Senior High School, one is greeted with a statue of a gong-gong beater to the right and a horn-blower to the left on a serenely beautiful lawn. The statues are in fact an extension of a hand of welcome as well as an invitation to seek knowledge and academic excellence, essential ingredients for the development of one’s personality.

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In front of classroom block B is a sculpture piece comprising a boy, a girl and a tutor impacting knowledge to the students who are listening attentively.

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This statue is a monument, which was constructed in honour of the founding fathers of the school in the persons of: Rev Dr. Martei Markwei Mr. Alphesus K.A Johnson Dr. John Spencer Bilson Mr. Joseph AndohKesson Dr. Ebenezer Ako Adjei Mr. Daniel A.K Sowah Mr. Okwei Mensah Finally in front of the Assembly Hall, is a statue of a successful graduate who is proudly displaying a certificate with hands raised in excitement.

THE CREST OF LABONE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL-COMPOSITION, MEANING AND SYMBOLISM The crest was designed by Nii Amon Kotei a senior citizen and national award winner who also designed the Ghana coat of arms.

The crest of the school is a shield divided into four quarters with strong fishing rope running horizontally and vertically. Each of the four quarters carries an appropriate motive Top right-hand corner:

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The early appearance of the SUN in the East: This depicts “Make hay while the sun shines” Top left-hand quarter: A crossed pen and torch light on an open book: this depicts “the pen is mightier than the sword” The bottom left-hand quarter: A crossed pick axe and cutlass: This depicts “Dignity in labour”

The bottom left hand quarter: The oil palm tree is a wonder plant which symbolizes usefulness and productivity (Labone Senior High School students should therefore be productive and useful in all aspects of life, wherever they find themselves).

CHRONOLOGY OF HEADS OF LA BONE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (SINCE IT BECAME A GOVERNMENT ASSISTED SCHOOL)

Rev (Dr.) S. Gyasi Nimako……………….1955 – 1961 Mr. R. Lomo Jones………………………….1961 – 1968 Mr. E. A Lamptey……………………………1968 – 1982 Mr. Bossman Owusu – Ayim…………..1982 – 1990 Mr. D. H. K. Ofosu………………………….1990 Mr. Peter Owusu – Donkor……………1990 – 1995 Mrs Cecilia Aggrey – Mensah………….1995 – 2003 Mrs. Joyce Ossei – Agyekum……………2003 – 2013 Mrs. Mary Amankwah……………………2013 – 2014 Ms. Kate Bannerman…………………….2014 – 2017 Mrs. Cynthia Obuo Nti…………………..2017 – present.

By Henry Amoako