H. K. K. Graham (Headmaster: 2005 - 2014)|
The Mighty hand of the good Lord which was stretched on Adisadel
College from the very beginning, is still having its desired affect. Rulership
of the Lord Jesus Christ is being experienced on this hill as an institution
established on a sound Christian foundation.
The writings on the wall clearly point to the fact that all the good plans
outlined for the school are materializing with each passing day. It is in the
light of this that sincere gratitude and profound appreciation emanate from the
heart of the school authority to all who have contributed in diverse ways
towards the upliftment of the image of the school.
New Academic Year: 2007 - 2008
The 2007/2008 academic year has started on a good footing. The students
returned to school with dispatch on Tuesday, 11th September, 2007. Payment of
school fees was brisk followed by the usual general cleaning of the classrooms,
dormitories, chapel and the compound.
The opening assembly was conducted by the Headmaster with the staff in
attendance. Subject Teachers collected their marked scripts which had been
deposited with the Assistant Headmaster (Academic) after filling the termly
report, for discussion with the students. The course outline for the term was
also given to the students to enable them follow closely and work hard as well.
Students, who could not write the terminal examination for reasons of sickness
were made to write theirs at the beginning of the term.
Other students who had performed abysmally during the academic year were made
to repeat their class. The Headmaster, in his usual supervisory style, has been
visiting the thirty classrooms of the school during lessons to ascertain at
first hand what is happening there. The academic zeal of the students has been
whipped up sufficiently and this will obviously reflect in their performance
both internally and externally.
Mr. Herbert Kwesi Krufi Graham
National Best Science Teacher - Ghana 1999
Ghana's Most Distinguished Senior High School Headmaster - 2008
Graham was born at Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East District of Central
Region. He is the seventh born of his parents – Mr. David Richmond Graham and
Obaapanyin Jane Whyte both of blessed memory.
Young Kwesi had his elementary education at Tarkwa Anglican School where he
excelled to the admiration of both his colleagues and teachers. He passed
distinctly at the Common Entrance Examination and gained admission to Adisadel
College where he enjoyed two separate scholarships.
Kwesi’s academic excellence manifested itself right from the word go when he
took the first position as a student in Adisadel College . He continued
brilliantly from the “O” Level to the “A” Level leaving Adisadel College as the
first Indigenous House Prefect of the most recent Dormitory Block (Ebiradze
House) which had the largest number of students at that time. He continued to
the University of Ghana – Legon and obtained his first degree (Bsc Hons –
Biology). Kwesi pursued his post graduate certification in Education at the
University of Cape Coast and came out with distinction as a professional
Kwesi took his first job in Adisadel College as a national service personnel
at a time when many teachers had left the shores of Ghana to seek greener
pastures in other countries. Teachers were simply rare to find and this caused
him to teach General Science and Biology right from the “O” Level to the 6th
form. For twenty-two continuous years, he taught full-time at Adisadel College
and did part-time at all the secondary schools in the Cape Coast municipality.
This was the time he rose steadily through all the positions in the school
(i) Form Master
(ii) Patron of Clubs/Societies
(iv) Senior Housemaster
(v) Guidance and Counselling team member
(vi) Acting Assistant Headmaster.
Kwesi’s wide and rich experience coupled with effectiveness projected him to
the position of the 7th substantive Headmaster of Twifo Praso Secondary School.
Kwesi virtually superimposed Adisadel College on Twifo Praso to the extent that
when the Chiefs, District Chief Executive, Old Students and the citizens
overheard that Kwesi was about to leave the school on transfer to Adisadel
College they did not only become greatly disturbed but fought tooth and nail to
prevent him from going.
They were completely overwhelmed by the level of infrastructural development,
unprecedented academic excellence, high level of discipline and above all the
conversion of the school into a model school in Ghana from a seventy-five acre
to two hundred and fifty acre plots of land within a short period of three
years. Kwesi felt, however, that the time to do exploit and add to the gains of
his predecessors in the capacity of Headmaster of great Adisadel had come and
should not let it slip by.
Kwesi was appointed Headmaster of Adisadel College in March, 2005 and has
since brought his vision of making Adisadel first among equals in line with that
of the founding fathers to bear.
Exploits in the field of Science
Kwesi has to his credit the authorship of two publications – “Classifying of
organisms” at the 6th form level and “A guide to Biology Practicals” at the
Senior High School. For many years in Adisadel College , he was adjudged the
Best Science Teacher and officially congratulated in writing, accompanied by
awards presentations at Speech and prize-giving days. He has won the best
science teacher award in the Cape Coast Municipality, Central Region and crowned
National Best Science Teacher – Ghana 1999 (Second cycle). He is currently the
President of the Ghana Association of Science Teachers (GAST) after serving as
Central Regional branch Secretary, then the Chairman and later the National
Science Fair Committee Chairman of GAST.
Kwesi was baptized into the Anglican faith by the late Archdeacon Ashitey at
St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Tarkwa. He was subsequently confirmed on his
entry into Adisadel College by the late Archbishop I.S.M. Le-Maire. At the
university, he was an Executive Member of the National Union of Anglican
Students. He has served in the capacities of:
(i) People’s Warden.
(ii) Lay reader.
(iii) Lay preacher.
(iv) Chairman – Evangelism Committee.
(v) Chairman – Foso Archdeaconry Education Committee.
(vi) Marriage Counsellor.
(vii) Standing Committee Member – Cape Coast Diocese.
(viii) Vice-Chairman – Board of Education – Cape Coast Diocese.
(ix) Leader – Parish Prayer Warriors.
Kwesi’s passion for God’s work continues to consume him as he
enthusiastically renders diverse services to the church.
Kwesi is married to a beautiful, lovely and good wife – Veronica; and blessed
with five well-disciplined children – two boys and three girls.
2008 Annual Report presented at the
98th. Speech and Prize Giving Day
8. March 2008
2009 Annual Report presented at the
99th. Speech and Prize Giving Day
14. March 2009
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