James Thomas Roberts

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James Thomas Roberts (1871-1956), more commonly known as J. T. Roberts, was a Sierra Leonean reverend and educationalist who was principal of Methodist Boys High School. He immigrated to the Gold Coast and founded Accra High School in 1923. Roberts also founded the Asante Collegiate school now known as Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School. Roberts is highly regarded as one of the best Sierra Leonean expatriates and educationalists to Ghana, where he is still highly regarded for his educational work.

Background and early life[edit]

James Thomas Roberts was born in 1871 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Creole parents. At the age of eighteen, Roberts was already teaching at the Methodist Boy's High School during the tenure of Principal May. May, who was closely associated with the institution, eventually retired.