ASA attends the TIS Science Fair

On 24th February 2018, the students of African Science Academy had the honour of attending the Science Fair at Tema International School. When we got to the fair, we split up into groups and my group was given a tour by one of the students; Nanaya. There were so many booths and we didn’t know which to visit first. As students who study Physics, most of us were fascinated by the mini LED (light-emitting diode) traffic lights which work on the principle of electromagnetism.

The booth I loved the most was the recycling booth. They made items like pencil cases, trash cans and other household materials from recycled materials and decorated them with African cloth. There were different designs, each one more beautiful than the other.

After seeing what the different booths had to offer, Iman, Claris and I went to the field where the horses were. This was my first time riding a horse and I must say, I was terrified. However, with my friends cheering me on I forgot I was scared and started posing for pictures.

My favorite part of the day was meeting another Sierra Leonean who comes from the same region as me! I was so happy because I had not met any other Sierra Leonean in Ghana apart from my family. The day was well spent and I came back to school extremely happy that we were able to attend the fair.


Blog post written by our student Melvina Conton 


At African Science Academy, we are diverse in many aspects, including the food we eat. There is an interesting event that takes place every month and I think you would love to know more about it!

One Friday every month we get the chance to eat food from other countries and appreciate their culture. On this day we eat breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner from the country we are celebrating on that day. This is very interesting and the foods are superb. Some of the days we’ve had so far are Nigeria’s, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Ghanaians day. On these days the menu is chosen by a student from the country and we also learn more about why this food is eaten in their country, as well as, the culture and language, in a morning assembly and a flyer distributed on the dining hall tables.

Apart from the special days dedicated to a country, we also try to include a wide variety of the food into our weekly menu to reflect the diversity of our student body.

Most of the students have interesting things to tell you about the experience so far:

‘I like the fact that we all have the chance to taste the sumptuous meals of different African countries. An example is githeri from Kenya made from beans and maize.’

Rhoda Abugrago- Ghana

‘I enjoy having to explore different types of dishes from all over Africa, the banku, Ethiopian bread and so many more. My favourite day is Wednesday when we eat the Ugali and Sukuma wiki from Kenya.’

Melissa Penyai-Zimbabwe

‘The meals in the dining hall taste really delicious .I always enjoy my meals because every day comes with a different wonderful taste.’

Priscilla Paintsil- Ghana

‘I appreciate the diversity that is shown not only in who we are but also in our menu too. I have come to love so many Ghanaian foods that I initially found it challenging to eat. My best main meal is a Ghanaian dish called ‘Omotuo’ and for snack I enjoy ‘Kelewele’.’

Claris Nadini – Nairobi Kenya.

‘I love that we are trying different county’s foods and also that you are considerate for the internationals that there is always an alternative. The food is YUMMY!! Thank you.’

Iman Abubakar – Ethiopia

‘I appreciate the effort made by the school to provide us with well balanced meals. I get the opportunity to eat my favourite food ‘red red’ every week. I am also happy to have tried new foods such as ’Eba’ from Nigeria, ‘eto’ from Ghana, fetira from Ethiopia, and my favourite from Kenya,Ugali with Sikuma Wiki. Thanks for the wonderful food.’

Nayi Alhasan- Tamale Ghana

‘I love that we get to taste food from all the countries represented by our students and I cannot wait for Germany day coming soon! However, something else I am very proud of as Eco patron, is that we have actually grown and eaten our own lettuce!!’

Helen Denyer – Germany

ASA has a lot to offer, do not forget that :

blog post written by our student Vera Bordah.

Catering at ASA is provided by Jollofpot and we are very grateful for all their hard work!

ASA SRC Events

The SRC events at African Science Academy started on the 16th of February. The students had their sports competitions and they played Rounders and Football on Friday. The teams that competed during the first match were Ruby and Emerald. Ruby lost to Emerald and the match ended at a score of one- nil. In the second football match, Citrine played Obsidian. In this match , Citrine lost to Obsidian with a score of One –zero. The next final match that we had was between the two Champions, Obsidian and Ruby. Our champions of the day ,as far as football is concerned were the Obsidians!

The winners of the rounders matches were the Ruby. We would also like to recognize Citrine which managed to get to the finals of the rounders match.

These were the activities that we had on the first day of our SRC day. We would like to thank the staff at African Science Academy who were present and also those  absent, but helped to make our SRC day a success.

On Saturday the 17th of February, we continued with our SRC day and we had many activities. The day started with the cooking competition which kicked off at 8.30 am. The four teams at African Science Academy, Citrine, Ruby, Emerald and Obsidian was represented by two candidates from the teams who were to cook an Omelet. The winners came from Emerald and Citrine.

The day then continued with series of activities. We started with the lime run, which was won by the Emerald team. After the lime run, the students had an activity called ‘cover me and let me see’ which needed one member of the teams to be blindfolded to pick certain balloons. The winner was a member from Ruby, Aisha Akinola, who had picked more balloons than all the other team representatives.

The next activity that we had was “fill the bottle“, which had two winners, Emerald and Citrine who had a tie. Tug of war followed after this activity. The winners of this activity were the Citrine members who had a “strong manpower” as suggested by the other teams who lost to Citrine. The sack race was won by Emerald.

After a long break, we had the treasure hunt which was organized by our progression tutor who was the head girl of the 2016/2017 first cohort, Ibukun Aribilola .The students really took time to find the treasure and the one who got the treasure first was Hallelujah Matthias after getting the last and most difficult clue which read “different colors, one people”, which she found after a long time of critical thinking – it was behind the Africa map!

Hallelujah Matthias, treasure hunt winner

Our SRC day ended on a very good note with the ‘African Science Academy Has Got Talent’ which was very interesting as we got to witness the diverse talents that students had to show case. Students were doing different performances such as singing, lip syncing, dancing and poem recitation. The performances were very competitive. The judges were the staff at African Science Academy.

The 3rd place was taken by Aisha Akinola, who really impressed the audience and the judges with her creativity in poetry and singing and who also came up with a new tune for the school.


The 2nd place out of the many students who were performing was taken by Melvina Conton and Adwoa Appiah, who were singing together and brought a very good harmony.


The most outstanding student for this event who took the first place was Nayi Alhassan who performed a very powerful and inspiring poem confidently which managed to make her the champion of the day.

The overall winners of the SRC day were EMERALD !!


Post written by our student Ayshar Maponga (Prefect for Extra-Curricular and Sports)



On Saturday the 3rd of February, African Science Academy in collaboration with K.P Medical Lab and Health Consultancy and SOS Cancer Screening Office Systems hosted a health screening programme at the school. The programme aimed at offering education and a better understanding of cervical and breast cancer to ASA girls and to the Tema Community women at large.

Every two minutes a woman dies of cervical cancer! #Save My Mother Campaign came about after the SOS Children International village in conjunction with Female Cancer Foundation realised the alarming rate at which women were dying of the fatal cancer. At the beginning of the programme the health workers taught us how cervical cancer develops, risks of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented. The session was very interactive and informative with the girls asking questions and contributing meaningfully to the discussion.

Afterwards the health team screened the girls and the women present. Cervical cancer screening was free of charge and Breast cancer screening was offered at a very affordable price. Along with the screening K.P Medical Lab and Health Consultancy was available doing blood tests including HIV test, blood group e.t.c.

Caring Community is a core value at African Science Academy and the girls with the assistance of the Health Matron Ms Anabella Boateng and staff made the day a success through offering help to the health team and playing warm welcoming guests to  community women and the Health Team.


We would also like to Thank our sponsors and supporters – Jollofpot, Mafori’s Creation and Philip. 

Blog post written by our student Mavis Karen Kazuru from Zimbabwe. Friday 9th February 2018

See what our current students have to say about their experience at ASA so far:

‘African Science Academy community is deeply innovative and driven to learn in and out of the classroom. Coming to ASA a community where it is vital to live by integrity has taught me to do the right things at the right time even when no one is watching. African Science Academy is a diverse community of excellent and brilliant girls from across Africa whom together with the staff are eager to help with anything you may need aside academics. Being part of ASA has been really amazing and fun because it is the place where one is able to meaningfully contribute and gain values that will help you later in life. ASA is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life, because of the quality education and life skills I received that only the best pre-university academy can offer to mould me into a marketable undergraduate applicant.’ – Wendinoa from Zimbabwe

‘To be in ASA is a very great opportunity I would have never gotten anywhere else. My life has seen a complete turnaround since I became an ASA girl. ASA is not only a school that provides you with quality tuition from quality teachers but has also molded me to be a woman, ready to face the world. In as much as we study, we have lots of fun through our amazing extra-curricular activities and I can proudly say that I enjoy sports now even though I did not before. I have developed my public speaking skills and have learnt a lot of things of which I previously had no idea. Because of ASA, I have met very prominent people in society and from abroad, have been to amazing places, and have been opened up to other opportunities as well. ASA is a life time opportunity which if I had been given another chance to attend, I would never miss on.’ –
Rosemond from Gbefi-Tornu in the Volta Region

‘Being at ASA has opened up so many opportunities to us that we would not have had otherwise, both academic and social. In the five months that I’ve been here I’ve learnt so many things about myself that I hadn’t realized. ASA has helped me to improve my social skills and work better with others. I feel truly blessed to be a part of 23 young ladies who are extremely passionate about Maths and Science and are committed to developing the African continent. At ASA I have made friendships which I know will last a lifetime. I will forever cherish the moments of fun and laughter we have shared so far and will continue to share.’ – Melvina from Freetown, Sierra Leone

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