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04.07.2004 Regional News

GSTS marks 95th anniversary

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Takoradi, Jul 04, GNA - The government would now build and equip schools to offer both secondary and technical education as recommended by the Dzobo Committee, which looked into all sectors of Ghana's educational system.

Nana Akomea, Minister of Information, said this at the 95th anniversary and speech and prize-giving day of the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS), at Takoradi on Saturday.

He said this would ensure that technical education was not made subordinate to the traditional forms of education with each having its curricular.

Nana Akomea said the GSTS model of secondary and technical education, would be replicated all over the country and urged the Board, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the school management to serve as the model and offer their advice to other schools.

Mr. Thomas K. Mensah, Headmaster of the School, expressed concern about the rising cases of indiscipline in some schools and charged students to be disciplined.

"No one in authority takes delight in disciplining students and you must make conscious efforts to live within acceptable laws," he said. The Headmaster said the school has produced a high level of skilled people in various fields and asked the students to show more interest in their academic work instead of pleasure to get the best out of their education.

Mr. Mensah appealed to old boys of the school and philanthropists for assistance to meet the accommodation needs of the increasing student population.

Master William Ackah, Senior Prefect, in his report said the school performed well in both academic and other activities throughout the country.

Mr. Peter Winful was honoured for being the most hardworking master while Mr. Kingsley E. Sasah took the hardworking house master award. The scholar of the year award was presented to Master George Osei-Mensah Hcck and Master Micheal Asare was adjudged the best-behaved student.

Prizes were presented to both teaching and non-teaching staff, some old students and retired staff. The school, which was established in August 9, 1945 with 19 boys, now has over 1,200 students.