History of Zion College, Volta Region
Zion College of West Africa widely known as ZICO is the oldest (1st) Public Secondary School in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The school is a mixed government Senior High School established at Anloga-Setsina, located in the Anloga District of the Volta Region.
“The college had to begin from scratch as it were. With the help of some devoted young teachers, Rev. Dovlo, the Headmaster endeavoured to rebuild the college. Arrangements were quickly made for classroom and boarding facility at Keta and Dzelukofe and the College reopened on Friday, 6th February, 1953.”
“The College shared classroom with the Anlo State School at Kedzikofe. The pupils did one session and closed at 12noon while the Zion College students used the classrooms in the afternoon.”
FOUNDING FATHER OF ZION COLLEGE (ZICO)
Zion College known as ZICO was established by Reverend Dr. Ferdinand Kwasi Fiawoo in the year 1937 (a year after the establishment of KETABUSCO).
MOTTO OF ZION COLLEGE (ZICO)
The motto of Zion College (ZICO) is “Character Prudence Equality”
SCHOOL SYSTEM TYPE
ZICO runs a mixed system that comprises both day and boarding. Student enrollment at Zion College is estimated to be 2,100. Out of the said population, girls made up the largest enrollment.
HOUSES AT ZION COLLEGE
Zion College (ZICO) has four (4) houses namely:
In my personal opinion, the management of the school and the people of the community must consider adding a fifth (5th) house called Fiawoo in honor of the founding father Reverend Dr. Ferdinand Kwasi Fiawoo.
NOTABLE/RENOWNED NAMES FROM ZICO
Below are some of the renowned products of Zion College:
Laudable Ghanaian lawyer and politician:
- Mr. Sam Okudzeto (A Lawyer and a former Council of State Member)
- Akenten Appiah Menkah
- Hans Kofi Boni
- Captain Joel Sowu
- Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah
Celebrated Ghanaian Poet, Kofi Awoonor is also an alumnus of the Zion Senior High School widely known as ZICO.
They are many other notable names that made it through ZICO since the year of its establishment.
- The Late Torgbui Adeladzea II (Awomefia of Anlo)
- Prof. D.E.K Amenumey
- Prof John B.K Aheto
- The late Prof Kofi Awunor
- Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe
- Hans Kofi Boni
- Capt Joel Sowu
- Prof. G.K Nukunya
- Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye (Joy News) among others