By: Abdulai Sankoh

In 1922, the Catholic Mission in Sierra Leone decided to use the middle floor of the new building at Howe Street for a secondary school. In January 1922, advertisements appeared in the weekly news that the new St. Edwards Secondary School will be opened on 6th February, 1922, and so on Monday 6th February, 1922, St. Edwards Secondary School came into being with the following foundation pupils, namely.
Anthony Tucker,
Sylvester Tucker,
James Massallay,
Edward Farrah,
Albert M. Margai and
Joseph Luke.
Father Michael O’Connor was the first Principal.
This great institution of learning on Tuesday 6th, February, 2024, celebrated the 102nd foundation day. The symbolic event took place at the May Park ground, Kingtom.
In his response, the President of Old Edwardians Association, Dr. Josephus Brimah, began by appreciating the school administration for their dedicated services, and encouraged the school pupils to put more effort into their academic work, because they have great potentials, further expressing the commitment by the current Executive on the infrastructure drive, especially the refurbishment of the school hall, which has been officially launched to give a new face-lift to the hall, which will generate money for the school administration. He concluded by calling on Edwardians at home and abroad to support the infrastructure drive that the current Executive is undertaking.

The school flag was hoisted by Mohamed Alhajie Samoura, M D and CEO of UBA Sierra Leone. The national flag was hoisted by Mrs. Francess Nyuma. Dr. Josephus Brimah officially opened the new band room for St. Edwards Secondary School Brass Band. The Band Master, Henry Ngegba, expressed gratitude to Edwardians who contributed financially and morally to support the brass band to get a new band room, especially Dr. Josephus Brimah. He assured Edwardians that the St. Edwards Secondary School brass band will continue their dedicated service to the school. Edwardians from all works of life were present. The foundation day and flag raising ceremony was climaxed with celebrations