GHANA SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL-TAKORADI
To be one of the academically outstanding second cycle institutions in the country in areas of Science and Technical Educations
The school seeks to render quality academic knowledge to students and also to give them holistic training; morally, socially, spiritually and academically – for them to fit into the world of work and become good and useful citizens of every community they find themselves.
- BRIEF HISTORY
The school was started on 9th August 1909 as a pure Technical School providing a 3 – year course in Woodwork and Metalwork. It was then called Accra Technical School and was sited at the current site of Kimbu Secondary Technical School, Accra. It was founded in response to the growing demand for technical education at that time and its purpose was to train artisans to man the essential service of the Gold Coast i.e. Transport and communication, Public Works Department and Electrical Supply Commission.
It was transferred to Takoradi in 1939 and later sent to the Elmina Castle in 1940. It was however closed down in 1941 because of the 2nd World War.
This was to give way to the Royal Air Force to use the school. It was reopened in 1947 in Takoradi at its present site. In 1953, the school became Government Secondary Technical School. It however became government assisted in1970 and became known as Ghana Secondary Technical School. This was to keep the initials of G.S.T.S.
The school is the first Secondary Technical School in the country. It started with 19 students but today it has a population of 1,128 students. Interestingly 5 girls have passed through the school as “Old Boys”. They passed through from 1991 to 1993. They were among the first batch of the Senor Secondary School programme. Currently the school runs the General Arts. Science and Technical programme. The school’s motto is in Latin – “Mente et Manu” which means “With mind and hand”.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES
Centenary Anniversary was held in November 2009 and 99th Annual Speech and Prize-Giving Day was held in July, 2009.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
National Science and Mathematics Quiz: – The School participated in the National Science & Mathematics Competition and placed 2nd in 2000 and 4th 2006 respectively.
Regional Games: – The school participated in the National Basketball Championship in 2009.
The school continues to receive Regional Awards from the Western Regional Administration for excellence during Independence Anniversary days.
STATUS OF INSTITUTION AND FACLITIES
The school is a Boarding institution.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- The School has twenty-six (26) classroom
- Standard Football Field and basketball arena
- Library – 1, small to contain many students
- Science laboratory – 5-1 each for Biology, Physics and Chemistry;
– 2 for Resource Centre
- ICT centre – 2
- Workshop – 4: 2 for metalwork; 2 for woodwork
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- Technical: Building & Construction, Metal Work, Technical Drawing, Wood Work, Physics, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics
- General Science: Physics, Biology, Elective Mathematics
- General (Arts): French, Economics, Government, Geography, Elective Mathematics
- Old Students
- Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
- District/metropolitan Assembly
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day