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  • 2007:Ken Donkoh encounters the ground-breaking research of James Tooley into low cost private schools in the developing world, and developed the Omega Schools business model (as his dissertation) while studying for his MBA.
  • March 2008: Lisa and Ken Donkoh incorporates Omega Schools Franchise Limited to develop a chain of low cost private schools in Ghana
  • June 2009: Prof. James Tooley partners with Ken and Lisa Donkoh to create a chain of low cost private schools in Ghana
  • September 2009: Omega Schools Franchise Ltd opens its first 2 schools at Bortianor and Kasoa, both schools were full on the week of opening with a combined 550 children on waiting list.
  • September 2010: Omega Opened its third school and head office at Oblogo and employs a Director of Learning and Teaching to speed up the development of its curriculum
  • October 2010: Edify Inc., supports Omega Schools with loans to build 7 new schools
  • August 2011: Omega achieves financial break-even with 10 schools and 6,000 students with version 1.0 of its curriculum and a world class assessment system developed by Ian and Sandie Schagen
  • December 2011: named Omega Schools among ‘organizations that are changing the world’ and extends a grant of $250,000 to Omega Schools to start a similar chain in Sierra Leone.
  • May 2012: Omega gets investment from Pearson’s Affordable Learning Fund to pursue a more aggressive growth strategy.
  • September 2012: Omega opens 10 new schools bringing its schools to 20 and students numbers to over 11,000.
  • October 2012: First batch of Omega Schools graduates (class of 2012) gain admission into top senior high schools in Ghana.
  • January 2013: Omega goes cashless, using daily vouchers sold within the communities fringing the schools
  • June 2013: Omega Schools nominated for the Nexus Common Wealth ‘Enterprise of the Year Award’ - 2013
  • August 2013: DFID awards a grant to Omega to pilot a chain of Girls High Schools in Ghana.
  • October 2013: Omega Schools opens 18 new schools, admits its 20,000th student and launches version 2.0 of its curriculum and assessment system.


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