Founded in 1924 by Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey and Rev. Alexander (Alec) Garden Fraser.
It was formally opened in 1927 by Sir Frederick, then Governor of the British Gold Coast colony. And its reputation is only enriched by the famous and successful people who come out of this prestigious institution.
We’ve put together a list of the most successful “Achimotans” ranging from Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah to the grandfather of Hiplife Reggie Rockstone.
1. Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana, founding member and 3rd Chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU).
2. John Evans Atta Mills
Former President, Republic of Ghana, 2009–12.
3. Jerry John Rawlings
Former Head of State, Ghana, 1979, 1981–93; and former President, Republic of Ghana, 1993-2001.
4. Edward Akufo-Addo
Former President, Second Republic of Ghana, 1969–72.
5. Yaw Osafo-Maafo
Former parliamentarian and former Finance Minister adjudged Africa’s Best Finance Minister in 2001 by the Banker Magazine of the Financial Times.
6. Samuel Phillip Gyimah
British MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Cameron.
7. Alan John Kyerematen
Former Ghanaian Ambassador to the U.S.A and later Minister of Trade, Industry, Private Sector Development (PSD) and the Presidential Special Initiatives (PSI), under President Kufuor led NPP government.
8. Theodore S. Clerk
First African architect of the Gold Coast and Developer of the Port City of Tema.
9. Reggie Rockstone
The Godafther of hiplife music.
10. Theodosia Okoh
Designer of the Ghana flag.
11. John Dumelo
12. Ayi Kwei Armah
Writer and author of “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born”.
13. Late Kofi Awoonor
Poet, teacher, and diplomat.
14. Ephraim Amu
Renowned musician and composer. Composer of “Yen Ara Asase Ni”.
15. Herbert Mensah
Former C.E.O of Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC.
16. Kwaku Sakyi-Addo
Journalist, two-time winner of Journalist of the Year Award and Ghana’s former correspondent for the BBC and Reuters.
17. Charles Wereko-Brobby
Engineer and politician.
18. William Ofori-Atta
First Senior Prefect of Achimota School, Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs in the Second Republic.
19. Kwame Addo-Kufuor
Renowned doctor and politician.
20. Susanna Al-Hassan
Ghana’s first female Minister of State.
21. Patrick Awuah Jr
President and Founder of Ashesi University.
22. Samia Nkrumah
First Female Chairman of the C.P.P and Former Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency.