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Dwen Hwe Kan
|P. O. Box 101
Aboom Wells Road
Cape Coast, central region, Ghana
|Established||3rd April 1876|
|Headmaster||John Kwamina Ankomah Simpson|
|Chaplain||Rev. George Affum, BEd|
|Age||12 to 18|
|Average class size||35|
|School colour(s)||Black and Red|
|Affiliation||Methodist Church, Ghana|
|Alumni||Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA)|
|Nobel laureates||Kofi Annan|
|School Anthem||MHB 832 (For All The Saints)|
|Telephone||+233 33 213 4923
+233 33 213 2438
Mfantsipim is a Methodist secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana. It has origins in the first secondary school to be established in the Gold Coast, (now Ghana), Wesleyan High School, founded on 3 April 1876. The first principal was James Picot, who was 18 years old at the time. The school changed its name to Wesleyan Collegiate School in 1896.
In 1905 a graduate of the school, John Mensah Sarbah, founded a rival school named Mfantsipim; the name derives from "Mfantsefo-apem", meaning "thousands of Fantes". In July of the same year the two schools were merged under the control of the Methodist church, keeping the name Mfantsipim. In 1931 the school moved to the present site at Kwabotwe Hill in the northern part of Cape Coast, at the top of Kotokoraba Road.
Alumni of the school include Kofi Annan, Nobel Prize winner and former Secretary-General of the United Nations; Kofi Abrefa Busia, former prime minister of Ghana; Joseph W.S. de Graft-Johnson, academic, engineer and politician; J.E. Casely Hayford, journalist and politician; and Alex Quaison-Sackey, diplomat.
- Richard Bagudu (2007). Judging Annan. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781425960933. p. 22–23.
- A. Adu Boahen(1996). Mfantsipim and the making of Ghana: a centenary history, 1876-1976. Accra, Ghana: Sankofa Educational Publishers. ISBN 9789988763114. p. 311.
- New headmaster for Mfantsipim School inducted. Ghana News Agency. Archived 9 January 2008.