Education as viewed by humanity should, as a matter of relevance, serve a purpose. It may not be immediately felt but as time honours it, each of God’s creation identifies the change. Institutions, both yesterday and today, have always premised their solid foundation on reforming their students and making them see the essence of the world out there. On our celebrative turntable this week is an institution of great repute that has laid its mark as far as reformative education is concerned.
The establishment of the then Anlo Senior High School was necessitated by the removal of Zion College of West Africa from Anloga to Keta due to the riots of 1953. Some bold individual pioneers sponsored the operations of the school to become an integral part of the society. The first Headmaster was Mr. Tetteh Logah.
In spite of the stormy issues that threatened the survival of the school, the timely intervention and thoughtfulness of Mr. James W. K. Doe, Mr. Cephas Kofi Fiagbe and Torgbui Adeladza II, the Awoamefia of Anlo Traditional Area, proved really handy. Right after taking charge, they fought through a lot of challenges and that included the financial obligations to see the school ran effectively on all fronts.
During the struggles in the 1950s and 1960s, there were short administrative stints from Mr. Evans A. K. Agbottah, Mr. Ozias Tamekloe and Mr. Paul Treve of blessed memory. They were hitherto referred to as the “Happy Trio”. The enrollment of the school plummeted as a result of problems that had to do with securing the services of enough teaching staff. All these teething challenges did not in anyway hamper the agenda of nurturing students to contribute meaningfully to the society.
In 1964, the school received recognition and was absolved by the government for assistance. Throughout the journey to keep the school running and relevant as far as academic development was concerned, the role of the Anlo Traditional Council, led by the Awoamefia Torgbi Adeladza II was really great. The scholarships and incentive packages given to both students and staff respectively helped sustained the momentum of the school.
As a school that believes in rewarding its forebears, the role of Mr. D. Tetteh whose storey building has helped to promote
teaching and learning could not be ignored. Mention could also be made of Mr. Joe Aidam, the then DC of Anlo for lobbying for the school to be absorbed by the government. He was successful with his pursuit and should be appreciated.
Currently, Anlo Senior Hgh School has a student population of over two thousand and a staff strength adequately mobilized to cater for the numbers. Courses ran by the school are General Art, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Business, General Science and Agricultural Science. Undoubtedly, ANSECO has really been at the citadel influencing and shaping generations. There are four notable houses in the school. They are Sorkpor, Adeladza, Fiagbe and Doe respectively.
The school takes so much pride in discipline and academic since they both move hand-in-hand. Also, the school’s presence on the National Maths and Science Quiz scene has been impressive over the years. The stakeholders strongly believe and trust that the ultimate would be annexed. They know it is not far away.
ANSECO has an array of old students who are contributing their quota to the development of the society. Here are few of them:
Richard Kwame Sefe, Hon. Member of Parliament for Anlo Constituency, Mr. Gideon Amenyedor, Former CEO of Vanguard Assurance Company Limited and an astute insurance and investment consultant, Mr. Wisdom Yevudza, a healthcare practitioner specializing as a surgeon and also, the CEO of Vision Hospital, Professor Innocent Yao Dotse, a lecturer and most senior member of Mensah Sarbah Hall, University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Wisdom Akpalu, Dean, School of Research and Graduate Studies (SRGS), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Dr. Jack Galley, Physician Public Health Specialist, Surveillance and Vaccine Preventable Diseases, CEO and Medical Director of Benedict Hospital, Selorm Klogo, lecturer, Fellow of College of Engineering Innovations Centre(Doctor of Philosophy), KNUST, Kumasi, Rev. Joseph Adika, CEO Jubilee Radio, Ivan Yao Akrobotu Esq.(Lord and Lords Law Firm), Godwin Adukpo, a legendary runner and a PTI(Physical Training Instructor) at GRA Customs Division, Fred Duhoe, journalist at CITI TV and CITI FM, Elorm Amenakpor, an athletics coach, Millicent Ankude, a national table tennis star and host of others who are distinguishing themselves in diverse fields.
So, the next time you are searching for a school for your child, look no further. The White Angels from Avume welcome everyone for a wholesome education.
ANSECO has seen and done it all.