Ghana Sec. Tech. School

Ghana Sec. Tech. School

Ghana Secondary Technical School


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 location 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 services of the Gold Coast i.e Transport and Communications, Public Works Department and Electrical Supply Commission.

It was transferred to Takoradi in 1939 and later sent to the Elmina Castle in 1940.  This was to give way to the British Royal Air Force to use the school.  It was however closed down in 1941 because of the 2nd World War.  It was re-opened in 1947 in Takoradi at its present site.  In 1953, the school became Government Secondary Technical School (G.S.T.S).  It however became government assisted in 1970 and became known as Ghana Secondary Technical School.  It has kept the initials G.S.T.S.

The school is the first Secondary Technical School in the country.  It started with 19 students but currently has a population of 2,448 students.  It is interesting to note that five (5) girls have passed through the school.  They passed through from 1991 to 1993.  They were among the first batch of the Senior Secondary School Programme. The school’s motto is in Latin – “Mente et Manu” which means “With Mind and Hand”.

Course Offered
General Science
General Arts


Category – Grade A School

Gender –  Males

Housing Status – Day & Boarding

Year of Establishment –1909

Name of Head – Mr. Samuel K. Essel   

Contact Details
Name: Ghana Secondary Technical School
Contacts: 0312022531
Region: Western Region, Ghana
Location: Takoradi
Ghana Post GPS:  


James Ken

Very good school

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