10 Facts You Should Know About Accra Academy

Accra Aca is our High Scool of the Month and we would be sharing so many stories from the school this month.

Did you know Accra was mainly set up to educate needy but brilliant students?

Did you also know the school was first set up in James Town before it was relocated to its current location at Bubuashie?

Here are 10 brief facts you should know about Accra Aca.

It was the first private academy to be established in Ghana.

It was established in July 1931.

The academy was founded by Dr. Kofi George Konuah, Samuel Neils Awuletey, Gottfried Narku Alema and James Akwei Halm-Addo on July 20, 1931.

The Academy’ s founders provided tuition to students who wanted a secondary-grade education but who did not have financial support to enable them to do so.

The school’s original location was at Mantse Agbonaa, a suburb of James Town in Accra

The academy began work with a student enrolment of 19.

Accra Academy currently has 7 boarding houses

The motto of the school, Esse Quam Videri is a Latin phrase meaning “To be, rather than to seem”. 

Accra Aca has never won the NSMQ and it has some notable alumni including Asamoah Gyan and Bola Ray.

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  1. PRESEC knocked us out of the NSMQ 17 but forgot they could not even compete with us in the IREX World Smarts STEM Challenge. After all we developed something that eyes have not seen nor ears heard; we developed an energy mat that converts any reliable mechanical energy into electrical energy. For example, when you step on the mat like you are walking, we generate energy and when we have tens of footsteps, it can power a whole community. But PRESEC developed biogas – because of their g)b3 I guess


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