Accra Academy Senior High School
Accra Academy is one of the foremost secondary educational institutions in Ghana and operates as a non-denominational day and boarding boys’ school. It is located at Bubiashie near Kaneshie in the Greater Accra Region. It was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast.
The academy teaches programs in business, general science, general arts, agricultural science and visual arts, leading to the award of a West African Senior School Certificate.
The academy’s founders provided tuition to students who wanted a secondary-grade education but who did not have financial support to enable them do so. Dr. Kofi Konuah periodically travelled to some of the major towns in each region of the country to organize entrance examinations for students, so as to offer the brilliant but needy among them the opportunity of education in the Accra Academy. The academy no longer offers special admission to brilliant but needy students but, as per a 2005 general directive from the Ghana Education Service, admits its students through a school selection placement system.
The academy was established as a private secondary educational institution in 1931 and gained the status of a Government-Assisted School in 1950. In 1981, the academy gained the status of a completely developed senior secondary school. In 1990, the academy was designated a semi-autonomous secondary educational institution. The academy’s management which is led by a headmaster operates with the aid of a board of governors, a Parent-Teacher Association and a students’ representative council.
Accra Academy was ranked 8th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet and news visibility.
Category – Grade A School
Gender – Males
Housing Status – Day/Boarding
Year of Establishment – 1931
Name of Head – Emmanuel Ofoe Fiamawhle
Name: Accra Academy Senior High School
Region: Greater Accra Region, Ghana
Location: Bubiashie, Accra
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