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Top  Successful Ghanaians Who Were Students  of Achimota School

Top Successful Ghanaians Who Were Students of Achimota School

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.

Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Reuters/Joshua Roberts


3. Jerry John Rawlings

Former Head of State, Ghana, 1979, 1981–93; and former President, Republic of Ghana, 1993-2001.


Jerry John Rawlings


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.

Yaw Osafo Marfo


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.

Successful Ghanaians Who Went To Achimota School



9. Reggie Rockstone

The Godafther of hiplife music.



10. Theodosia Okoh

Designer of the Ghana flag.

Theodosia Salome Okoh


11. John Dumelo

Movie actor.




12. Ayi Kwei Armah

Writer and author of “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born”.




13. Late Kofi Awoonor

Poet, teacher, and diplomat.

Kofi Awoonor


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.


Kwaku Sakyi-Addo


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.

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19. Kwame Addo-Kufuor

Renowned doctor and politician.




20. Susanna Al-Hassan

Ghana’s first female Minister of State.

Susanna Al-Hassan


21. Patrick Awuah Jr

President and Founder of Ashesi University.

Photo Credit: CNN

Photo Credit: CNN


22. Samia Nkrumah

First Female Chairman of the C.P.P and Former Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency.




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