Senior Management Team

Principal - Mr Israel Titi Ofei

Mr. Israel Titi Ofei has a BSc in Chemistry and attended an MA in Education programme at the Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. He has been a teacher of long standing, first at the prestigious Achimota School, Ghana, then for the past twenty-four years, at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (SOS-HGIC), where he first served as Vice Principal and is now the Principal.

Mr. Ofei was also an Educational Consultant for the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) educational projects in Ghana and also served on the SOS Kinderdorf International Organisation’s Educational Expert Team that worked on its current Educational Policy. He was involved in the educational reform process in Ghana, serving as a Trainer of Trainers during the reforms of 1987. He was involved in the National Distance Education Programme in Ghana (especially the Educational Television Programmes and Girls Clinic for the promotion of Science and Mathematics Education) and he leads School Authorisation Visits for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for Europe, Africa and the Middle East Region.

He has also served as a consultant to various schools in Ghana and Nigeria, assisting them to introduce the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programmes. He initiated the SOS-HGIC Distant Intervention Programmes for SOS schools across Africa.

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Vice Principal - Mr Nii Amaa Akita

 The current vice-principal, Nii Amaa Akita, who holds a BSc (Maths (Major)/ Computer Science (Minor)) from the University of Ghana, Legon was appointed a full time Mathematics teacher and Head of the Mathematics department at SOS-HGIC in August 1992. In the same year, he took on additional responsibilities as IGCSE/EXAM coordinator and served in these roles for many more years. Previous to this, he taught Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and A-level Mathematics at Ghana International School (GIS) for five years, from 1987 to 1992 and was one of the pioneering teachers to start the A-level Mathematics course at GIS.

 His varied experience in teaching started soon after graduation in 1984, as a Part Time Lecturer (1984-1986) at the Institute of Social Statistical & Economic Research, Legon (Mathematics/Statistics) and teaching assistant (1984 – 1986) at the Mathematics department of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Over the last 31 years of his teaching career, he has attended and participated in several educational conferences abroad and been an integral part of the establishment of various structures at SOS-HGIC. He is passionate about educating young minds and, beyond teaching, he has, and continues to mentor several students and staff, who have become lifelong friends.

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Director of Studies - Mr. Julian H Kitching

Mr. Julian H Kitching started his career as a teacher in England in the early 1980s, teaching a range of subjects including Biology, Mathematics, Physics, General Science and Computing. Since 1987, he has been working specifically in the field of international education. He has taught Biology and Theory of Knowledge to university entrance level through the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate (IB) for more than 25 years, working in international schools first in Italy, then in Germany where he had experience of leading a science department, and finally in Ghana at the SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (SOS­HGIC), where he has been the founding Coordinator of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and Director of Studies, and a member of the Senior Management Team since 1999.

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Language Skills Coordinator - Mrs Christine Trumper

 

Mrs Christine Trumper is a French national who has a Licence-ès-Lettres (BA equivalent) and Maîtrise-ès-Lettres (MA equivalent) in English from the University of Paris, in France. Her career as a teacher of French and Spanish started in the United Kingdom at the United World College of the Atlantic, one of the founding schools of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). She has been working at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (SOS-HGIC) for the past ten years as Head of the Modern Languages Department and was appointed to the SOS-HGIC Senior Management Team as Language Skills Coordinator in 2014.

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Director of Boarding - Mr Paul Elom Ahiable

 

Mr Paul Elom Ahiable holds a BSc. degree in Physics with Mathematics from the University of Ghana and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education awarded by the University of Cape Coast. A teacher with over thirty years of experience, Mr Ahiable began his teaching career from Akosombo International School, through Tema Secondary School and finally to SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College where he has been teaching Physics at the IGCSE and IB Diploma levels since 1991.

 At SOS-HGIC, in addition to teaching physics, Mr Ahiable served as the first Head of the Science Department and laid the foundation for the current strength of the department. He was the Assistant Senior House Tutor, then Senior House Tutor and is currently the Director of Boarding and a member of the school’s Senior Management Team.

Mr Ahiable’s professional interests are

  • Design and delivery of engaging classroom activities
  • Personal and Social Education of adolescent learners
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Facilitation of Learning and Development activities for teachers
  • Girls in physics.

Mr Paul Ahiable was born on April 4, 1958. He is married and has five children. He possesses strong organizational skills and has served on the Board of the First Baptist School, Tema.

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Senior House Tutor - Mrs Helena Melomey

Mrs Helena Melomey holds a BA degree in History from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. Additionally, Helena Melomey has certificates in Leadership tools for Heads of Department from the Teacher Training Center (TTC), London, Exeter Humanities Institute, New Hampshire, USA and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB). Mrs Melomey first taught at Achimota School for twelve years, then at the Ghana Christian International High School (GCIHS) for six years and in the last nine years she has been with SOS Hermann Gmeiner College. She is married with one daughter.

At Achimota School, she taught History and also served as Head of the History Department as well as house mistress for eleven years. At GCIHS, she was in charge of pastoral care. Currently, Mrs Helena Melomey is a History teacher and the Head of Department of Humanities at SOS-HGIC. She is also the Senior House tutor and a member of the Senior Management Team. Mrs Melomey is an IB Examiner for History Paper 2 and moderates Internal Assessments as well.  

The fundamental values that drive her actions are diligence, compassion, reliability and service. In executing her duties as an educator, Mrs Melomey strives to foster in her students self-confidence, the joy of learning, a sense of responsibility and respect for others.

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