14 famous people who went to Achimota School


Achimota School is considered one of Ghana’s most elitist educational establishments.

Founded in 1927 by Gordon Guggisberg, Kwegyir-Aggrey and Rev Fraser, the school is symbolic to excellence, discipline and national pride.

Located in Achimota, a suburb of Accra, the school which was formerly known as the Prince Of Wale’s College is Ghana’s oldest government secondary school and also the only mixed educational establishment to win the prestigious National Science and Maths quiz on two occasions.

It has churned out a number of key personalities in politics, entertainment, sports, fashion and science.

Here are 14 famous people who are “Akora”

John Dumelo

Actor, Politician and Businessman

Robert Mugabe

Father of Zimbabwe and former president

Irene Logan


Ken Ofori-Attah

Minister of Finance

Dr. Joyce Aryee

Secretary of Education, PNDC era, Former head of Ghana’s chamber of mines.

Papa Oppong

Fashion designer and illustrator

Patrick Awuah

President of Ashesi University

Mrs Konadu Agyeman Rawlings

Former first lady and first Ghanaian woman to run for office on the ticket of a political party.

Prof J.E.A Mills

Fomer President of Ghana and professor of law

Samia Nkrumah

First female chairperson of a political party, Member of Parliament and daughter of Ghana’s founder

Kwame Nkrumah

First Prime Minister and later President of Ghana

Sam Gyimah

British Member of Parliament

JJ Rawlings

Former President of Ghana and Head of State

Bernice Offei

Gospel Musician

Hamamat Montia

Former beauty queen, model and entrepreneur



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