Kinbu Senior High Technical School launches 150th-year anniversary


The Board Chairman, Headmistress and Old Students of Kinbu Senior High Technical School (KSHT) have held a press launch to officially inform all stakeholders of the school about the upcoming 150th-year anniversary of the school – with a call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, a product of the school, to find time amid his busy schedule to support his alma mater in celebrating the 150-year milestone of the school’s existence.

The short but impressive ceremony was held at the headmistress’s office at the school on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

At the press launch, chairman of the school’s Governing Board, Mr. John Mensah Anang, said the historic milestone represents a century and a half of educational excellence, resilience and transformative impact on the lives of countless students. He paid tribute to visionaries and trailblazers who over the years have laid the foundation of this esteemed institution.

The school’s headmistress, Mrs. Sylvia M. Letcher-Teye, gave a historical background and phases that the school has undergone from 1874 to date. In the phase-one, the school was known as Rowe-Road’s school and Kinbu Middle Boys School in 1874. Phase-two occurred in 1987, when the school metamorphosed into Kinbu Junior Secondary School. Phase-three saw the school change its courses to include technical programmes – so the school’s name changed to Kinbu Secondary Technical School in 1991. The final phase four occurred in 2006 when WAEC switched its examination from Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (SSSCE) to West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This modified the names of Senior Secondary Schools to Senior High Schools, hence Kinbu Secondary Technical School then became Kinbu Senior High Technical School.

Mentioning some of the distinguished old students of Kinbu Senior High Technical School, the headmistress said the school is proud to say that first Gentleman of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is a product of the school. She therefore called on the president to spare a little time from his busy schedule and support the school to celebrate this milestone of 150 years.

Other Kinbu Old Students Association (KOSA) members who have distinguished themselves include Prof. Nii Otu Nartey – (KOSA-1960), former CEO of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital; the late Nat Nunoo Amarteifio, former Metropolitan CEO of Accra; Nii Aryee Krotia, a.k.a, George M. Aryee, Development Chief of James Town; Mr. Isaac Nortey (KOSA-1960), Labour Union Activist, USA; Rev. Nii John Gershong (KOSA-1963), Mycologist; and Dr. Ishmael Nii Amanor Dodoo of United Nations, to mention but a few.

The president of KOSA, Ing. Joseph Oddei, in his welcome address said by celebrating this 150th year anniversary next year – precisely on 28th September 2024, the school will be celebrating the success of teachers, students and all those who have played various roles in bringing Kinbu this far amid the various challenges. He said that is why management of the school has carefully chosen the anniversary theme Equipping our future leaders with the 21st century skills – the roles of stakeholders’, which will bring stakeholders together through various pre-anniversary activities to discuss the theme.

In attendance at the press launch were: Joyce Osae-Apenteng – Municipal Director of Education, Korle Klottey; Ing. Benjamin Owusu – Guest Speaker for the main event; Ruth Patience A Dangoson – GES; David Tettey Tawiah – Assistant Headmaster, Academic; Zenabu Adams – Assistant Head, Domestic; Matilda E. Blewudzi – Assistant Head, Adm.; Emmanuel Nicholas Osei – PTA Chairman of the school; Rev. Paul Agbemava – KOSA; Apostle Maclean Allotey – KOSA; staff and non-staff employees of the school. There was a session by the school choir, who provided sweet melodies such as the school anthem and other songs to the admiration of guests.

The anniversary activities are scheduled as: a Press Launch which was held on Wednesday 26th July, 2023; the main anniversary launching is scheduled for 24th November, 2023 at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Auditorium; while the 150th Anniversary/Speech & Prize Giving Day is scheduled for 28th September 2024. Pre-Speech & Prize Giving Day activities include Fun Games, KOSA Homecoming and a Health Screening.

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