Dec 29, 2010 at 4:29am
Sekondi College marks 60th Anniversary
A management consultant, Mr. Kwabena Appiah-Pinkrah, has noted that commitment to excel academically hinges on discipline.
There is therefore the need for all in the school system to cultivate the character of discipline, which would in build in them a true sense of commitment towards achieving the set goals of the school.
Mr. Kwabena Pinkrah who is also the MP for Akrofrom in the Ashanti Region was speaking at the launching of the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Sekondi College.
Sekondi College affectionately called 'SEKO' was founded in 1951 by the late Joseph William Acquah.
It was first situated at Akuase-Esam near Sekondi in an abandoned army quarters from where the stakeholders were advised to move the school, since the place was an earthquake zone.
Between 1971 and 1989, Sekondi College operated at an evacuated military facility raunchy barracks in Takoradi. It was later moved to its present site at Nchaban, a suburb of Sekondi.
From a humble beginning with 2 male students and three teachers in 1951, Sekondi College now has about 2,000 students, 90 teachers and 53 non teaching staff.
Academics standard and discipline are very high and the school has turned out thousands of people who are performing creditably in all aspects of national life.
It is to celebrate these and other achievements that the 60th anniversary celebration of the institution which will be climaxed with a grand durbar on December 10 next year was launched.