Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) Celebrates 111th Founders’ Day

Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi has today celebrated founder of the school, Governor John Pickersgill Rodger.

”On behalf of the GAA Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, and the General Assembly, I wish Ghana Secondary
Technical School (GSTS),
Takoradi, and all her alumni a very WARM and HAPPY 111th FOUNDERS’ DAY! a statement signed by the president of the Global Association of GSTS Alumni, Gt. Sam Boateng said.

The statement went on to highlight that GSTS has produced great professionals and intellectuals in many fields, including but not limited to engineering, science, military, medicine, business, and many professions.

The School boost of the Professor, Kwesi Akwansah Andam (former Vice-Chancellor of KNUST.), Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu(Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana), Prof. Yaw D. Yeboah (Professor of chemical and biomedical engineering and former dean at the FloridaA&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering). Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu (aerospace engineer at NASA), Augustine Ahinful( Football player), Stephen Obimpeh( former Chief of Naval Staff of the Ghana Navy, former minister of state), and Matthew Quashie(former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces) and many more.

An aerial view of the school.

GSTS Establishment and Founder

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The school established in 1909 under the leadership of Governor Rodger was established with the foremost objective to provide students with practical training in artisanal craftsmanship and engineering.

Starting in Accra at the Accra Technical School, the school was moved to Takoradi due to a host of reasons including space and the need to be close to the industry it sought to train students for.

Governors Rodger is renowned for the contributions he made to education as head of the then Gold Coast colony.

At the time the school was established, it served students in the West African Sub-region and has since trained students for the engineering, sciences and arts industry.

Governor Rodger served as colonial governor from 1914 to 1910.

Story by Chris Sam