Fijai Senior High School

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Fijai Senior High School
Western Region
Type Public, co-educational
Motto Ad Astra Per Aspera
(To the stars through thick and thin)
Established 29 January 1952[1]
Status active
GES Category B
Headmaster Mr Joe Ocloo Nyamadi
Faculty 5
Grades 11th–13th grade
Enrolment Yearly
Mascot Aquilline Eagle

Fijai Senior High School, formerly Fijai Secondary School, is a co-educational senior high school located in the Western Region of Ghana. The name Fijai is from the native dialect "Afei Gyae Me", which literally means "Now, leave me alone".


The school got under way in 1952 as Sekondi Day Secondary School, as part of the 1951 Accelerated Plan for Education of the then Gold Coast Government.[1]

The school was commissioned by the Paramount Chief of Essikado, Nana Kobina Nketsiah IV on 29 January 1952 with 38 students (30 boys and 8 girls).[2] School was conducted in the buildings of the old Sekondi hospital.[1]

The school moved to its current site in 1955 where it assumed its name Fijai Secondary School and recently changed to Fijai Senior High School.[1]


The school emblem is an "Aquilline" eagle flying towards the sky and stars.Through great storms and lightning as the school motto indicates Adastra Per Aspera. Meaning: "To the Stars Through Thick and Thin".


We started young in earnest

In search of knowledge pure and true

And at our motherland behest

To give of our country of our best

And so we daily struggling through


adastra 3x,

per adua

to the stars 3x

through thick and thin


Name Tenure
Mr.Charles Quaye 1952–1965
Mr. A.R.Cudjoe 1965–1973
Mr. K.C. Mensah 1973–1982
Mr. J.E.Acquah 1983–1990
Mr. S.K. Folson 1990–1995
Mr. Isaac Blankson 1996–2002
Mr James H. Rhule 2002–2011
Mr. Joe Ocloo Nyamadi 2011–2017


  1. ^ a b c d "Fijai Secondary School". Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fijai Senior High School celebrates Diamond Jubilee". Retrieved 27 January 2014.