Ketasco 1985 Year Group

The Lokpodzi Varsity Alumni

Who We Are

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".  Nelson Mandela

Brief School history

Ketasco otherwise known as Lokpodzi Varsity has a very humble beginning. It was started on 27th February, 1953 in a private house owned by a native of Dzelukope Mr. Kudzawu which is about two hundred metres opposite the local Electricity Company. The pioneer Headmaster was Mr. Nathan Quao a native of Accra, an unrelenting educationist, who was equally supported by a competent assistant Mr. Sosthenes Doe Sorkpor. The two shared the teaching load and other additional school schedules between them.

The student population was only 22 (16 boys and 6 girls), as the school at that time was constrained by limited space.

On the 21st December, 1960 the foundation stone of the current location, was performed by Mr. K. A. Gbedemah, the then Minister of Finance. Since then the school has become a force to reckon with in Ghana's secondary educational sector, through its outstanding success in the academic, sports, and culture, as well as producing high calibre students who continue to make momentous contributions in various areas of the Ghanaian society.

Ketasco'85

The members of Ketasco'85 Year Group of this great institution are called Dzolali '85. This is made up of former students who graduated from form five in 1985 or from the Sixth form in 1987. This is our web base meeting place, where we exchange views and flood back all those precious moments during our time at the famous Lokpodzi Varsity, which still stands as a beacon of opportunity to so many others.

Mission Statement

The Group upholds the ideals upon which Ketasco was founded, by fostering a bond between Dzolali '85 and the School. We aim to sustain the interest of the year group in the School through the maintenance of facilities, develop and maintain channels of communication between the School and the year Group, make contributions to the School's Development and Welfare Fund and promote the production and publication of books, articles, memoirs and journals of interest to the School and the Group.

Constitution

Dzolali 85 - The Constitution and By Laws 2014.pdf

Current Dzolali '85 Executives

President

 

 Roy Quashie 

Vice President

 

 Augustus Awity 

Secretary

 

 Theodore Quist

Financial Secretary

 

Albert Alorbu

Treasurer

 

Elsie Welbeck

Organiser

 

  Mr Evans Awuye


Dzolali '85 Emporium

We are grateful for the diversity of our backgrounds and hold precious the ideals and principles imparted to us. We know that our story is part of the larger Lokpodzi Varsity story; which make us indebted to those who lit the torch and blazed the path for us.

In line with our mission statement and to celebrate the Silver Jubilee anniversary of our graduation in 1985, we have come together to affirm the greatness of our union and the School, to give back to Lokpodzi some of what she gave to us, by supporting the construction of an Emporium, to serve as a perpetual monument and encourage the generations after us to greater achievements.

Our desire and pride to pursue this cause is based on a very simple premise, summed up in the old motto and adage of our dear school: Dzolali, 'fly now' - the innate ability to soar and ascend high like that symbolic eagle, farther than most people and reach for our simple dreams and aspirations to make a change for our posterity.

 The Sports Museum donated by the 1985 year group

Finance for the Emporium project was mobilised from member contributions and support from various benevolent sponsors. We hope this is the beginning of our commitment to tackling the many challenges that currently faces the school, namely:

  • LACK OF TOILET FACILITIES IN THE CLASSROOM BLOCKS
  • INADEQUATE SCIENCE AND COMPUTER LABORATORIES
  • SUBSTANDARD AND POOR SPORT EQUIPMENTS
  • INADEQUATE ACCOMMODATION OR LIVING QUARTERS FOR TEACHING STAFF
  • FREQUENT INTERRUPTION IN WATER AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES

If you share this dream of making a difference at Lokpodzi, then join hands with us to transform our beloved alma mater.