Some Senior High Schools have produced notable Ghanaians who have served this country in diverse ways. Alot of people still hold attachments to their Alma mater years after they complete and rightly so. The thing about education is you don’t always enjoy it while in school until you complete. That is when you begin to bring back fond memories and begin to miss it.
This article takes a look at the top 8 Senior High Schools with the most notable alumni in Ghana.
1. Achimota School
Achimota School made the headlines recently for some controversial reasons and understandably so. The school was established in 1924 and is a co-eduational school in Achimota in Accra. It is nicknamed Motown and is one of the best if not the best senior high schools in Ghana.
Achimota School is undoubtedly the school to have produced the most notable men in Ghana. The list ranges from Presidents, Judges, Ministers etc.
2. Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School(PRESEC)
When it comes to single sex schools in Ghana, PRESEC LEGON definitely comes tops.
It is a secondary boarding school for boys located in Legon, Accra. It is a missionary school founded in 1938 by the Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast.
The schools badge is a shield with the Presbyterian symbol with the motto of the school, “In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen” on it. This means “In Thy Light We Shall See Light”, scrolled beneath the shield.
PRESEC Legon has won several inter-school competitions, both academic and sporting.
Presbyterian Boys Secondary School has produced some notable alumni in the country over the years. The list includes Aaron Mike Ocquaye (class of 1962), as well as some top members of parliament.
In addition, Kwabena Boahen, Ernest Aryeetey, E. Bamfo-Kwakye and many others are all alumni of the school.
3. Accra Academy
Accra Academy was established on July 20, 1931. It happens to be one of the first secondary educational institutions in Ghana and is located at Bubuashie, near Kaneshie in Accra-Ghana. They are normally called Accra Aca for short or Blɛoo.
Accra Aca has managed to maintain high academic standards for a very long time and has been ranked among the very best senior high schools in Ghana.
Additionally, Accra Academy is also known to be one of the schools to have produced the most notable alumni with former Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho also been a past student of the school.
Other notable alumni are: Justice Jones Victor Mawulorm Dotse, Justice George Lamptey among other justices as well.
Talk of notable alumni and Accra Academy definitely ranks high as well. They have produced Attorney Generals, Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges, Ministers of state, among others.
4. Wesley Girls’ Senior High School
Wesley Girls’ Senior High School is an all girls educational institution in Cape Coast founded in 1836 and named after the founder John Wesley. The school’s motto is ‘Live Pure, Speak True, Right Wrong, Follow the King.
Wesley Girls senior high school has also produced some notable alumni over the years. The list includes Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Adina, former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Becca, Eva Lokko, Alima Mahama just to mention a few.
5. Prempeh College
Prempeh College is a boy’s senior high school in Kumasi. It was founded by the Asanteman traditional authority, the British Colonial Government, the Methodist Church Ghana and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in 1949. It has a local motto being ‘Suban ne Nimdeɛ’ which translates into ‘Character and Integrity.
Premepeh College was named after the King of Ashanti at the time called Sir Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II. He donated the land on which the school was built.
The school has produced some notable alumni like Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Justice Yaw Appau, Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, Baffour Ajei Bawuah, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Kwaku Sintim-Misa(KSM), among others.
6. St. Augustine’s College
St. Augustine’s College is an all boys school in Cape Coast, Ghana. It was established in 1930 and was named after St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD). The school’s motto is ‘Omnia Vincit Labor’ which translates into ‘Perseverance conquers All’.
St. Augustines won the 2019 edition of the Ghana National Science and Maths Quiz making that the second time of winning the competition.
Some notable alumni produced by the school includes Kwesi Ahwoi, Sammi Awuku, Dr. John Bilson, Michael Essien, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe, Francis Selormey, etc.
7. Adisadel College
Adisadel College is an all boys senior high school in Cape Coast established in the year 1910. Their motto is Vel Primus Vel Cum Primus which translates to “Either the first or with the first”. Adisadel College is the second-oldest secondary school in Ghana after Mfantsipim School.
Some notable alumni include Kennedy Agyapong, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Freddie Blay, Terry Bonchaka, Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Louis Casely-Hayford, Alan John Kyeremanteng etc.
8. Mfantsipim School
Mfantsipim School is an all boys secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana established by the Methodist Church in 1876. It’s initial name was Wesleyan High School intended to foster intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth on the then Gold Coast. The schools motto is ‘Dwen Hwɛ Kan’.
Mfantsipim has produced old students like Joe Ghartey, Kakra Baiden, Philip Addison, Albert Ocran, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour) and Derek Boateng. In addition to the above list, Majid Michel, Razak Pimpong, Tsatsu Tsikata, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye etc, are all examples of notable alumni the school has produced.