Sekondi-Takoradi, population 335,000 (2005), is the capital of the Western Region of Ghana. It is Ghana's fourth largest city and an industrial and commercial center. The chief industries are timber, plywood, cigarettes, shipbuilding and railroad repair. It lies on the main railway lines to Accra and Kumasi.
Sekondi city currently has several secondary schools, colleges, and Special schools, ranging from single to mix sex variation. These are: St. John's School, Sekondi College, Ahantaman Secondary School, Fijai Secondary School, Adiembra Secondary School, Archbishop Porter Girls Secondary School and many others.
Takoradi has a well-equipped technical training center (Takoradi Technical Institute, TTI, 1,400 students in two shifts) assisted by the German Government through GTZ/GOPA.
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