|P. O. Box 101
Cape Coast, Central, 101
|Type||Public Secondary/High School|
|Motto||Dwen Hwe Kan|
|Established||3 April 1876|
|Sister school||Wesley Girls High School|
|School district||Cape coast|
|Age||14 to 18|
|Average class size||50|
|School colour(s)||Crimsonand Black|
|Rival||St. Augustine's College and Adisadel College.|
|Affiliation||Methodist Church, Ghana|
|Alumni||Mfantsipim Old Boys Association|
|School Anthem||MHB 832 (For All The Saints)|
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", literally meaning "thousands of Fantes" but actually meaning "the gathering of hosts of scholars for change" originally by 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 Kotokuraba 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.
- Winners of 1999 and 2014 edition of the National Science and Maths quiz . won by Master Takyi Blankson and Master Ben-Judah
- Richard Bagudu (2007). Judging Annan. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781425960933, pp. 22–23.
- A. Adu Boahen (1996). Mfantsipim and the Making of Ghana: a centenary history, 1876-1976.
- New headmaster for Mfantsipim School inducted. Ghana News Agency. Archived 9 January 2008.
- Essamuah Colin (14 March 2014). "Time manager is new Mfantsipim headmaster!". Graphic. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Mfantsipim 2014 National Science & Maths Quiz". 9 July 2014.
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