CHARLES KUMI – (EOY 2019)
Mr. Charles Kumi entered GSTS in 1971 and completed his O-Levels in 1976. At GSTS, he was in Kennedy House and a member of the Cadet Corps. He went through the various ranks and ultimately became the School’s Cadet Sergeant Major in his final year.
Charles continued his education at Takoradi Polytechnic in 1976 where he obtained a Certificate in Ordinary Technician Diploma, Building & Civil Engineering (OTD) in 1979. He then obtained his undergraduate degree in Construction Management from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and his graduate degree in Management from the University of Maryland, University College.
Charles is the Owner, President & CEO of Kumi Construction Management Corporation, a Washington DC based engineering firm with a branch office in Baltimore, Maryland.
SETH AHIEKPOR (EOY 2020)
Seth Ahiekpor attended Sekondi College now Sekondi Secondary School from 1963 to 1967 for his O-levels and GSTS from 1967 to 1969 for his A-levels. He was in house one Ritchie house.
Seth Ahiekpor migrated to USA where he later attended and graduated with a BSc in Science and BA in economics from the University of the District of Columbia. He continued to Howard University where he got his MSc in Engineering.
After a two year in the construction industry with a private firm, he accepted a position with the New Jersey Department of Transportation in 1984. He was assigned to the structures bridge design division were he designed and also supervised the design of bridge structures. He was the lead engineer for the first hyper bridge built in New Jersey. Seth retired in 2011 with the title of project engineer.
For many years, Seth has been running a free math tutorial program in the township of Willingboro, New Jersey for students in grades 7 to 12. Over 20 years, he has continued to provide this free tutoring program to prepare students taking the SAT and the ACT.
VICE CHAIRMAN: JONATHAN ABROKWAH (EOY 2019)
Dr. Jonathan Kwadwo Abrokwah graduated with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1974, and 1976 respectively, and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California under a Rockwell International Fellowship in 1979 and also earned a second Master’s degree in Materials Science that year.
After his education, Dr. Abrokwah was involved in pioneering work in the semiconductor field at Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, Honeywell Corporate Research Laboratory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Company at Huntington Beach, California, before joining Motorola in 1990, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Currently, he is a Research and Development Integration Engineer in the Wireless Systems Division of Avago Technologies in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, which manufactures radio frequency components, and modules for cellular phones, and data communication systems.
Dr Abrokwah has about 35 patents and over 75 publications on electronic materials, devices and components in scientific publications.
Dr Abrokwah attended GSTS in the sixties and was the Senior Prefect in his final year of 1971. Dr. Abrokwah serves on the Board of Trustees of GSTS Alumni Association of North America and also chairs its Investment Committee.
CHAIRMAN: YAW YEBOAH (EOY 2019)
Professor Yaw D. Yeboah is a retired tenured Professor from the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering. Until stepping down in June of 2015, he had been the Dean of the College of Engineering; after moving from Penn State, where he was the Head of the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering that run programs in Energy Business and Finance, Energy Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. Prior to joining Penn State, he was Professor of Engineering and Associate Dean for Science and Engineering at Clark Atlanta University.
After completing his General Certificate of Education (GCE “O” and “A” Levels) at the Ghana Secondary Technical School at Takoradi, Ghana, in 1971, Prof. Yeboah received a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where in June 1975 he became the first person to receive four degrees within four years from MIT: BS degrees in chemical engineering, chemistry and management, and a MS in chemical engineering. He subsequently received his doctorate in chemical engineering also from MIT. Prof. Yeboah has over 30 years of research (academic and industrial), teaching and project management experience.
Before going into academia, Prof. Yaw Yeboah worked at at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center. His research expertise covers such areas as catalysis, bioenergy, fuel cells and energy conversion, combustion and emission control, oilfield scale formation, nanomaterials and materials characterization. He has published widely in these areas. Some of his recent research projects include electrocatalysis/nanomaterials, catalytic gasification with eutectic salts, PEM fuel cells, hydrogen from biomass for transportation and stationary fuel cell power generation, fire spread behavior in liquid pools, and use of non-thermal plasma discharge for emission (NOx) control.
Prof. Yaw Yeboah is very passionate about his alma mater and sits on the Board of Trustees of GSTS Alumni Association of North America. He was Library Prefect at GSTS.
ERNEST OFORI-DARKO (EOY 2018)
Dr. Ernest Ofori-Darko is currently a staff gastroenterologist at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan, USA. He completed the O- and A-level education at GSTS in 1978 and 1980 respectively. He then went to pursue his MB ChB degree at the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra Ghana, after which he obtained a scholarship to the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA for a PhD degree in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology completing in 1994.
He went on to the University Of Connecticut School of Medicine, in Farmington, CT for his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, completing in 1997, and to the University of Michigan Medical School Health Center, in Ann Arbor, MI for sub-specialization in Gastroenterology, completing in 2000. He is currently Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
During his graduate school years at Harvard, he taught medical students in Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology. In addition to his duties as a staff gastroenterologist, he also teaches family practice residents at the Mid-Michigan Medical center, earning their highest award of distinguished teaching in 2005.
AUGUSTINE NNURO (EOY 2018)
Mr. Augustine Kwaku Nnuro entered GSTS in 1969 and completed his Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Certificates in 1974 and 1976 respectively. Augustine continued to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology from 1976 to 1980 where he obtained a BSc degree in Civil Engineering.
After working at the Ghana Highways Authority/Feeder Roads from 1982 to 1987; he came to Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia for graduate studies.
In 1989 he received a MS in Civil Engineering and has since been working as a Civil Engineer with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works. Mr. Nnuro’s areas of experience include Wastewater Engineering and Financial Management. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Augustine’s passion for GSTS is very palpable; currently, he is serving his second term as a Trustee of this Association.
MICKEY DAWSON-ANNAN (EOY 2020)
As he tells it, his Dad’s choice for secondary school was either of St. Augustine’s Secondary or Mfantsipim Schools, but Mickey had a better choice. Thus, on Wednesday September 25, 1974, Mr. Mickey Otabil Dawson-Annan (fka Michael Baidoo-Otabil) entered GSTS as a resident of Dodoo House (House 6) until June 1981.
He completed his O/level (1979) and A/Level (1981). Mickey was an excellent “da-me” (draughts) player, and represented his house. He also played Scrabble and was a member of the Chess Club. Mickey deputized as Dining Hall prefect for a few weeks prior to becoming Assistant Dodoo House Prefect during the 1980-81 academic year. In 1987, Mickey graduated from KNUST with a BS in Geological Engineering. At KNUST, was elected Queens Hall Secretary and SRC Member (1985).
A year later he was appointed Queens Hall NUGS Representative and served on local NUGS Board. After graduation, taught Mathematics at Apam Secondary School for his National Service and then worked for the Drilling Unit of Ghana Water and Sewerage Company as Trainee Hydrogeologist. In 1989, he was appointed Assistant Hydrogeologist/Geophysicist in the Unit and worked on borehole drilling projects across Ghana but mainly in the Northern and Upper Regions of the country.
In 1992 he joined the Community Water and Sanitation Agency as a Zonal Hydrogeologist/Geophysicist for the South Eastern Zone (covering Volta, Eastern, Greater-Accra and Central Regions). Mickey came to the USA as an immigrant in 1996. Shortly thereafter, he developed a keen interest in the booming Information Technology industry. Mickey now holds a number of major professional Information Technology certifications and has in the past has held I.T. positions with luxury industry giants GUCCI AMERICA and LVMH (Watch & Jewelry), USA. He currently works with Align Communications, Inc.
Besides his obvious devotion to the GSTS cause, Mickey is also a founding member of the GSTS Alumni Association of North America (GSTS AANA) and is a founding member of the Association.
ISHMAEL ACQUAH (EOY 2020)
Mr. Ishmael Abeiku Acquah entered GSTS in 1976 and completed his GCE O levels in 1981. He was a member of Aryee House and became the House’s Entertainment Monitor. He was also a very active member of the School’s Cadet Corps. After completing GSTS, Ishmael moved to the United States to continue his education.
Upon graduation, he started a successful business that was eventually acquired by a national franchise in 2010. Currently, Ishmael run his new business Caiser Enterprise Inc in Florida. His passion for GSTS never ceased since he left in 1981. About ten years ago, he and another alumnus Giant Ato Sam started brainstorming about how to organize GSTS alumni in North America. That led to the founding of GSTS Alumni Association of North America.
Ishmael’s hope is that this Association will become a powerful instrument in helping the youth of Ghana achieve their dreams. Serving in this Association as a Member and a Trustee is Ishmael’s way of giving back to a school that has helped shaped his life and meant so much to him. Ishmael lives in the State of Florida and is married with 3 children.
JOSEPH AMUAH (EOY 2018)
Dr. Joseph Emmanuel Amuah is a Senior Researcher of Health System Performance at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. Joseph attended GSTS from 1987-1992 for his Ordinary Level Certificate and went to Aggrey Memorial Zion Secondary School, Cape Coast, Ghana, for his Advanced Levels (A Level) Certificate from 1992 to 1994.
In 1999, Joseph completed his BSc Honors degree in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana. He followed this up with an MSc. in Computer Systems Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. After rediscovering his passion for Statistics, he obtained a second MSc in Statistics from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada and went on to obtain a PhD in Biostatistics from the same university in 2008.
Joseph credits his love for humanitarian engagements and tolerance to his 5 years of study at GSTS. During that time, he engaged and lived with people from all walks of life. For example, he worked on school projects and made lifetime friends with students from across Ghana and Africa, including students from war-ravaged countries like Liberia and Namibia. Joseph also gives a lot of credit to GSTS for his love for Statistics because GSTS provided him with a strong foundation in Mathematics.
Dr. Amuah is a member of the Board of Trustees of GSTS Alumni Association of North America. At GSTS, Dr. Amuah was a member of Weston House (House 3) and was the Welfare Monitor of the house during his final year of study. Joseph’s father, Engineer Kweku Bassaw Amuah’52, is also an alumnus of GSTS who credits GSTS for his successful career as a Mechanical Engineer at the Ghana Railways Corporation for several decades. Joseph is always quick to state that GSTS has contributed immensely to who he is today. His younger brother, Francis Amuah, also attended GSTS.