7 big names in Ghana who went to Achimota School

7 big names in Ghana who went to Achimota School

Achimota School is arguably the best secondary school in Ghana. Over the years, Achimota has produced lots of prominent and resourceful Ghanaians occupy various roles and positions at the national level.

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Achimota is the only school in Ghana to produce most of the nation’s leaders.

Over the years, a number of reputable individuals have come out of this school.

7 big names in Ghana who went to Achimota School

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The school has educated many African leaders, including Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings, and John Evans Atta Mills all of whom are former Heads of State of Ghana.

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama had his primary education there while former Prime Minister of Ghana Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia also taught at Achimota.

Also included in its list of African heads of state are Zimbabwe's first president Robert Mugabe and Sir Dawda Jawara, first head of state of The Gambia.

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An alumnus/alumna of Achimota is known as an "Akora".

Achimota School is a co-educational boarding school located at Achimota in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana.

7 big names in Ghana who went to Achimota School

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The school was founded in 1924 by Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey and the Rev. Alexander (Alec) Garden Fraser. It was formally opened in 1927 by Sir Frederick Guggisberg, then Governor of the British Gold Coast colony. Achimota was modelled on the British public school system.

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7 big names in Ghana who went to Achimota School

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7 big names in Ghana who went to Achimota School

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