List of Achimotans

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Notable Achimotans listed below are either alumni ("Akoras") or were affiliated to Achimota School as teachers. According to the Constitution of the Old Achimotan Association (OAA), alumni members who completed a full course of study and teachers who taught at the school for at least five years are considered to be full members of the OAA, and are known as Akoras. Notable Akoras are those Achimotans that have excelled or played a pioneering role in their field.

Notable alumni[edit]

Political leaders[edit]


Armed forces[edit]

  • Major-General Nathan Apea Aferi, second Ghanaian Chief of Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, and former Foreign Minister
  • Major Seth Anthony, diplomat and first African commissioned officer in the British Army
  • Major-General (Rtd) Stephen Otu, first Ghanaian Chief of Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces
  • Flight-Lieutenant (Rtd) Jerry John Rawlings, former officer of the Ghana Air Force, military Head of State, and President of Ghana
  • Lieutenant-General Joseph Henry Smith, Ambassador to the United States, and former Chief of Army Staff




  • K.B Asante, former teacher and former High Commissioner to the UK
  • S.K.B Asante, lawyer and International Arbitrator who has served as International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID
  • Victor Gbeho, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Isaac Osei, former High Commissioner to the UK, and Chief Executive of COCOBOD



  • Kwame Addo-Kufuor, MP and former Minister of Defense
  • Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, former Electoral Commissioner
  • Susanna Al-Hassan, Ghana's first female Minister of State
  • Joyce R. Aryee, former Secretary, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines and Exec Director, Salt and Light Ministries
  • William Ofori Atta, co-leader of Ghana Independence Movement, former Minister for Education, Culture and Sports, 1970–71; and former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industries, former Ambassador to the United States, and former Minister of Education, and former Secretary of the CTO
  • Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, former Finance Minister
  • Samuel Phillip Gyimah, British MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Cameron
  • Alan John Kyerematen, former Ambassador to the United States, Minister of Trade and Industries
  • Erasmus Ransford Tawiah Madjitey, CBE, first Ghanaian Commissioner of the Ghana Police Force, diplomat, and politician
  • J. H. Mensah, former Finance Minister of Ghana, MP (1969–72), Leader of Government Business (2001), Senior Minister (2001-07)
  • Amon Nikoi, former Governor of the Bank of Ghana (1973 - 1977) and Minister of Finance (1979 - 1981)
  • Gloria Amon Nikoi (née Addae), first female Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 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
  • Victor Owusu, former Attorney General and Foreign Minister (1969–72)
  • Richard Kwame Peprah, former Minister of Finance
  • Joseph Henry Smith, Ambassador to the United States, and former Chief of Defense Staff

Health services[edit]

Legal and judiciary[edit]

  • Anna Bossman, former Acting Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)
  • Justice Akua Kuenyehia, first African to service as Chief Justice of the World Court at the Hague
  • Justice E. N. P. Sowah, former Chief Justice of Ghana

Mass media[edit]

  • Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, journalist, two-time winner of Journalist of the Year Award and Ghana's former correspondent for the BBC and Reuters



Science and technology[edit]



Principals and heads[edit]

Former teachers[edit]



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