List of Achimotans

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Notable Achimotans listed below are either alumni ("Akoras") or were affiliated to Achimota School through teaching. According to the Constitution of the Old Achimotan Association (OAA) alumni members that completed a full course of study and teachers that 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 Seth Anthony (diplomat and first black African commissioned officer in British army)



Daniel Ohene Agyekum



Health services[edit]

  • Charles Odamtten Easmon (first Ghanaian surgeon and first Dean of University of Ghana Medical School)
  • Susan Ofori-Atta (first Ghanaian female physician)
  • Matilda J. Clerk (second female physician in Ghana)
  • A. N. Tackie (first Ghanaian Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, KNUST, former Executive Chairman Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), former Ag. Director Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine)
  • William Ofori-Atta (first Senior Prefect of Achimota School, Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs in the Second Republic).
  • Edwin George Beausoleil (first Ghanaian Malariologist, former Director-General of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Ghana. First Chairman, World Health Organization (WHO) AIDS Task Force for Africa and Member, first Global Commission on AIDS, 1989. first African, WHO Expert Committee on the Selection of Essential Drugs, 1977)
  • Jaswant Wadwhani (former Commanding Officer 37 Military Hospital)
  • Prof. J. K. M. Quartey (former urologist at Korlebu Hospital)
  • Kwame Aniapam Boafo MB. ChB. MD. MPH. MBA. FACOG. FGCPS Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN, Albert Einstein Medical School, New York


  • Theodore S. Clerk (first African architect of the Gold Coast and Developer of the Port City of Tema)

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)

Legal and Judiciary[edit]



Science and technology[edit]


  • Ayi Kwei Armah (writer and author of The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born)
  • Cyprian Ekwensi (short-story writer, author of children's books, pharmacist and broadcaster)
  • Kofi Awoonor (poet, teacher, diplomat)

Principals and Heads[edit]

Former teachers[edit]


Tetteh Plahar

Aisha Obuobi

Nelly Aboagye

Sandi Owusu


Herbert Mensah (former C.E.O of Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC)