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Gambia Senior Secondary School (Banjul)

Contact Address:
Gambia Senior Secondary School
1 Box Bar Road (Wallace Cole Rd.)
Banjul capital
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no:
+220 4227394 (Main switchboard)
         4229282 (Principal's office)
         4226007 (Vice Principal)
         4224540 (Staff Room)

The Gambia Senior Secondary School has its origins back in 1876 when the institution was founded on Dobson Street, Banjul, by the Wesleyan Mission. This followed the visit over 25 years earlier of Mother Anne-Marie Javouhey, first of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, who visited Bathurst and planned a mission which came into being in 1849.

In 1898 the school was re-opened as  as the Methodist Boys' High School and in 1915 the Girls High School was opened in what is currently Albion Lower Basic.

The girls' and boys' high schools were merged in 1959 to form the Gambia High School and moved to the junction at the main entry point into the Banjul capital and Box Bar Road.

In 1994 the name was changed yet again to the Gambia Senior Secondary School when the Government's education policy was changed.

The main curriculum is science based though other subject areas such as the arts and business studies is also taught in classes.

Student Numbers:
Boys 880 and girls 849

Study Times:
The school is on 2 shifts: Morning and afternoon shift. There are 18 classes from Grade 10 to 12 in the morning and 12 classes in the afternoon.


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