Kumasi Academy

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Kumasi Academy
Kumasi academy logo.jpg
Location
Asokore-Mampong
Ashanti Region
Kumasi, P. O. Box 3814
Ghana
Information
School type Public high school
Motto Vouloir c'est Pouvoir
Denomination Baptist
Established 1957
Authority Ghana Education Service
School code 050105
Head teacher Mrs. Eunice Nkansah
Gender Mixed
Age range 14–19
Language English
Houses Prempeh, Sadler, Boakye Dankwa(Bodank), Yaa Achiaa, Akua Nyarko, Jubilee , Nana Boakye Ansah Debrah(NABOAD)
Color(s) Blue and gold
Sports Football, basketball, handball, volleyball, track and field
Nickname Akunini

Kumasi Academy also known as KUMACA is a public, senior high school located in Asokore-Mampong, a suburb of Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Asokore-Mampong is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the central business district of Kumasi off the Kumasi Airport-Aboabo Road.

History[edit]

Kumasi Academy is a public senior high school located in Asokore-Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Founded in 1957 by the American Baptist Missionary Union, Kumasi Academy was first named as the Sadler Baptist School. The missionaries acquired a plot of land from the chiefs and people of Asokore-Mampong in 1954. In 1956, a middle school and a seminary school were established on the plot of land. A secondary school was added to the middle school and the seminary by Rev. Poe that same year. He named it Sadler Baptist College after one year of the missionaries in 1957. Rev. Poe, who established the secondary school, became the first headmaster of Sadler Baptist School.

In 1960, the seminary was moved from Asokore-Mampong to Abuakwa, leaving the secondary school at its present location, Asokore-Mampong. Poe was later succeeded by Madam Nadine Lovan, another white missionary, as the head of the Sadler Baptist School. The school has since become one of the most popular schools in Ghana because of the Baptist missionaries' strict adherence to discipline.[1]

Later, the then government wanted to have a say in the administration and running of the school. The Baptist Mission was not the type that would take kindly to that policy and was not prepared to acquiesce in this interference since it believed in the complete separation between religion and government. In circumstances, the Mission found it more expedient to leave the scene and handed over the school to the government on two conditions, viz, that the name "Sadler Baptist" be changed and that the teaching of religion in the school should be in the hands of the Baptist Mission. The government accepted this offer and "Sadler Baptist Secondary School" was eventually phased out.[2]

Headmasters[edit]

On 1 April 1964, the Ministry of Education appointed a new and the first Black Headmaster of the school in the person of Emmanuel Osei-Kofi to restart the school. It was named Asokore-Mampong Secondary School and later in 1966 renamed Kumasi Academy. Osei Kofi remained the head until 1971. The school has since been headed by the following Ghanaians to date:

Name Tenure
Mr. P.O. Sanful 1971
Mr. B.W. de-Graft Johnson
Mr. Thomas Baidoo
Mr. E.K. Baah-Gyimah
Mr. L.K Ankobia
Mr. E.K. Adjei 1983
Mrs. Beatrice Addo (née Bonsu)
Mr. Alex Conduah 2005–2010
Mrs.Nkansah Eunice 2010– to date

Campus[edit]

The school is situated at Asokore-Mampong, some few kilometres from the Kumasi Airport.

Curriculum[edit]

Kumasi Academy is one of the top senior high schools in Ghana, noted for its excellent performances in both internal and external examinations.[3] In view of this, it is also noted for the nurturing and producing purely academicians who occupy very important positions in Ghana and abroad.[4]

The motto of the school, Vouloir C'est Pouvoir, is a French literary saying which means "Where there's a will, there's a way" or better taught, "Nothing is impossible for a willing mind". Collectively, an alumnus of this institution is known as "Akunini".

Honours[edit]

Year Area Position
2007 Regional Handball 2nd
2010 Regional Volleyball 1st
2010 Regional Independence Day Parade 3rd
2010 Regional Athletics Super-Zonals (ladies) 4th

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Kumasi Academy, apart from its academic work, has designed an academic calendar to include sporting activities. The school takes part in the yearly Milo Soccer Festival in the Ashanti Region, the Inter-Schools and Colleges Athletics Competition etc. Some of these activities include Field and Track events, Handball, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Lawn-Tennis, Table-Tennis, among others.

Aside the sporting events, there is a weekly entertainment activities on campus. This event last for exactly two hours and takes place on every Saturday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. During the event, students of various levels perform live on stage to bring what they have in them. These performances are in a kind of singing, dancing, stage-comedy, drama and so on.

Notable alumni[edit]

Politics[edit]

  • Hon. Akwasi Osei-Adjei – MP, Ejisu-Juaben Const.
  • Hon. Dan Botwe MP – Okere Constituency
  • Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah – Independent Pres. Candidate, Ghanaian General Election, 2008
  • Peter Mac-Manu – Former Chairman, NPP
  • F. F. Anto – 3rd National Vice-Chairman, NPP
  • Hon. Kwabena Sintim-Aboagye – MCE, West Akim Municipal Assembly (2005–2008)
  • Hon. Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei – Ghana's former High Commissioner to Switzerland, Austria & USA
  • Kofi Akpaloo – Founder, Independent People's Party

Academics[edit]

  • Dr. Daniel Gyebi – Attorney-at-law, Texas-USA
  • Dr. Evans Afriyie-Gyawu – Assist. Prof., Georgia Southern. Univ.
  • Dr. Kwaku Yeboah – Lecturer, Sociology Dept, UoG-Legon
  • Mr. Owusu Jacole – Psychology Dep't, UoG-Legon
  • Dr. Paul Nsiah – Head, Dept of Chemical Pathology, UCC Medical School
  • Mr. Felix Ntim – Development Consultant - GIZ Tanzania
  • Dr. Peter Twumasi – Dept of Biochemistry, KNUST. KUMASI
  • Dr. Johnson Boampong – Head, Dept of Human Biology, UCC
  • Mr Joshua Obeng Nyarko – South Bank Univ, UK
  • Dr Martin Amoah – UCW
  • Dr. Robert Amoah, UCC
  • Dr. Yaw Ameyaw - Head, Dept of Biological Science Educ. UEW
  • Dr. Boakye Frimpong Christian - UCC
  • Dr. Ohene Owusu Nyanin - Former Country Manager, Liberia, The World Bank

Religion[edit]

  • Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi - Executive President, Ghana Baptist Convention (2014 to date), Chairman, Christian Council of Ghana (2016 to date),
  • Rev. Francis Cobbinah Bio – Founder, TLTFM
  • Rev. Harry Adams Musah – Founder, Christ Outreach Centre
  • DARKO OSCAR SARPONG -

Health[edit]

  • Dr. Osei Sampana, Pathology, KATH

Media[edit]

Business[edit]

Fashion[edit]

Music[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Kumasi Academy". Ghana Nation. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "History: Kumasi Academy". kumaca.org. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tourism Destination". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kumasi Academy (KUMACA)". Frimpong Archimedes. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 

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