Gambia Senior Secondary School

The Gambia Senior Secondary School (formerly the Gambia High School) is a school in Box Bar Road, Banjul, Gambia, founded by Wesleyan missionaries. It has educated two leaders of Gambia.

HistoryEdit

The school was founded in 1876 in Dobson Street, Banjul, by Wesleyan missionaries. In 1898 it re-opened as the Methodist Boys' High School and in 1915 the associated Girls High School was opened.[1]

The girls' and boys' high schools were merged in 1959 to create the Gambia High School and the location moved to Box Bar Road.[1] Philip Beale was the principal from 1961 to 1966.[2] While there he jointly organised an archaeological expedition with pupils from the school to examine the Senegambian stone circles.[3] In 1994, the name changed again to the Gambia Senior Secondary School.[1]

Notable alumniEdit

PrincipalsEdit

1876 to 1958Edit

  • 1876–1878 Rev. J. Fieldhouse
  • 1878–1879 Rev. J. Heslam
  • 1879–1884 C.R. Cross
  • 1885–1889 J. Gilbert
  • 1889–2900 G.P. Wilhelm
  • 1901–1904 Circuits Ministers
  • 1904–1907 W. T. Cole
  • 1907–1909 Rev. C. Leopold
  • 1909–1911 A.N. Walker
  • 1912–1913 F. Dean
  • 1913–1920 Rev. L.L. Leopold
  • 1921–1922 W.E. Hoare
  • 1922–1928 Rev. F.F. Morton
  • 1929–1931 H.E.E. Burne
  • 1932–1952 J.J. Baker
  • 1953–1958 R.P. Pye

Girls High SchoolEdit

  • 1915–1917 Mrs. P.S Toye
  • 1922–1927 Miss L.E Morton
  • 1928–1929 Miss C.E. Mason
  • 1929–1936 Miss. R.M. Little
  • 1937–1938 Miss. A.I. Spencer
  • 1939–1956 Miss. N. Spencer
  • 1957–1958 Miss. V. Vodlcy

Gambia High SchoolEdit

  • 1959–1961 J.S. Sergeants
  • 1961–1966 P.E. Beale
  • 1966–1974 E.F. Foss
  • 1974–1976 J.J. Ndow
  • 1976–1978 H.I. Jagne
  • 1978–1980 R.D. Somers
  • 1980–1986 H.I. Jagne
  • 1986–1989 Mrs. D.E.S. Carrol
  • 1989–1994 Mrs. Satang Jaw
  • 1994–2005 Rev. W.E.E. Carr
  • 2005 - date Lamin M.B. Jaiteh

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Gambia Senior Secondary School, Banjul. accessgambia.com Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ History. Gambia Senior Secondary School, 2007. Archived at archive.is Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Stone circles in The Gambia, West Africa". by Philip Beale, Magdalene Matters, No. 38 (Nov. 2013), pp. 10-11.
  4. ^ Arnold Hughes; David Perfect (11 September 2008). Historical Dictionary of The Gambia. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6260-9.
  5. ^ Luttich, Holger. (2010). The Gambia and its president on the road to a prospering future. Bangalore: Winterbloom Publications. p. 42. ISBN 978-81-910977-9-5.
  6. ^ Saine, Abdoulaye. (2012). Culture and customs of Gambia. Santa Barbara: Greenwood. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-313-35910-1.

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