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.

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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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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.

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MYP Coordinator - Mrs Ayeshat Addison resizeimageMrs. Ayeshat Deladem Addison joined SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College (HGIC) in August 2005, after brief employment at SG-SSB as an IT System Administration & Support personnel. She began her teaching career as an ICT and Computer Science teacher at the IGCSE level. Mrs Addison also teaches the International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society and Computer Science classes. Ayeshat has also taught Thinking Skills and has been an essential contributor to the implementation and review of the Personal and Social Education program, both bespoke HGIC.  With the commencement of the IB Middle Years Program, Ayeshat will be teaching Design, at this level. 

Ayeshat Addison holds a BSc. in Computer Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University.  

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