In the United States, the competition and rivalry in terms of schools exists among universities. It is this sort of thing that gave rise to some universities being collectively referred to as the Ivy League.
The competition among schools in Ghana exists on a lower level; the senior high level. That may be because Ghana is not as big as the US or does not have even one-fifth as many universities.
Students who attend some Senior High Schools (SHS) are quick to tell you which other famous person was in their school. This is supposed to give some glow to the school.
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YEN.com.gh compiles a list of five powerful Ghanaians, and the SHS they went to:
1. Kennedy Agyapong
The outspoken politician is an alumnus of the Adisadel College in Cape Coast. Agyapong, many would say, embodies the exuberance and fearlessness typically associated with ADISCO boys.
In the 2017 edition of the National Science Maths Quiz final, Agyapong was in attendance to support his alma mater.
2. John Mahama
Former Ghana head of state, John Mahama, is actually a product of both Achimota School and Ghana Secondary School, Tamale.
As is the culture with most people of his time, Mahama tends to identify more with the school that was his final point of secondary education. And that would be GHANASCO.
3. Papa Kwesi Nduom
Businessman and politician Papa Kwesi Nduom is seen as the choice of moderate Ghanaians who identify not as NPP or NDC. This makes him circumstantially powerful.
Dr Nduom is an alumnus of the St. Augustine's College in Cape Coast.
4. John Kufuor
John Kufuor was the second president of Ghana under the Fourth Republic. The former Prempeh College Student is known by some as the Gentle Giant.
President Kufuor has never shied away from his association with Prempeh College even when he came into the limelight of politics.
4. Jerry Rawlings
An ex-military leader who turned into a democratic president, Jerry Rawlings is an alumnus of the Achimota School in Accra.
This presidential connection with Achimota School gives latter day alumni a lot of bragging rights.
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6. Nana Akufo-Addo
Current Ghana leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not attend high school in Ghana. A son of a former president, Akufo-Addo was at Lancing School.
Lancing is a private school in England and it is considered a preserve of the wealthy.
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