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Kumasi Academy in Ashanti Region

KUMASI ACADEMY

Year of Establishment         :               1957
Location                                :               ASOKORE MAMPONG, KUMASI

Telephone No.                      :               03220 – 60097 / 8

Website                                  :               www.kumasiacademy.org
Email address                       :               info@kumasiacademy.org

 

The school’s mission and vision

The school aims to offer:

A superb education founded on the highest moral standards and values that Ghanaian customs and Christianity have to offer.
a first-rate education and training programme that will make our students highly productive by achieving the best possible quality of life, therefore preparing them for the workforce.
A first-rate education that enables students to employ their conscience, intellect, heart, and hand—that is, their talents—for the advancement of world peace and prosperity.

Motto: “Vouloir c’est pouvoir”, meaning, “where there is a will there is a way.”

 

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

The school was founded by a group of American Baptist Missionaries who acquired land from the chiefs and people of Asokore Mampong in 1954. On the aforementioned piece of land, a Middle School and a Seminary were founded in 1956.

A Secondary School was added to the Middle School and the Seminary by Rev. Poe, who named it Sadler Baptist College after one of the missionaries in 1957. The first headmaster of the former Sadler Baptist School was Rev. Poe, who founded the secondary school.

In 1960, the Seminary was moved from Asokore Mampong to Abuakwa, leaving the Secondary School at the present site. Rev. Poe was later succeeded by Madam Nadine Lovan, another white missionary, as the Head of the Sadler Baptist School. The school became one of the most popular schools in Ghana because of the Baptist Missionaries’ strict adherence to discipline.

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Later, as a result of a friction between the then Government and the Baptist Mission over the administration and running of the school, the mission found it more expedient to leave the scene and therefore 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. After their arrangement was approved by the government, Sadler Baptist College was eventually phased out.

On 1st April 1964, the Ministry of Education appointed a new Headmaster in the person of Mr. Emmanuel Osei – Kofi to re-start the school. It was named Asokore Mampong Secondary School and later in 1966 renamed Kumasi Academy. Up until 1971, Mr. Osei-Kofi served as the headmaster. The school has since been headed by the following to date:

 

ACHIEVEMENTS IMPORTANT DURING THE YEARS WASSCE / SSSCE: Since the SSSCE and later WASSCE were introduced in 1993 and 2006, respectively, students have performed better on these exams over time.

According to the Ministry of Education’s 2003 SSSCE Results League, the school came in at number twenty-three. In the mixed school category, Kumasi Academy came in second place, behind Achimota School, according to the same results.

National Mathematics and Science Exam

The National Science and Mathematics Quiz is an event in which the school has taken part on multiple occasions.

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