The academy' s founders provided tuition to students who wanted a secondary-grade education but who did not have financial support to enable them do so. Dr. Kofi Konuah periodically travelled to some of the major towns in each region of the country to organise entrance examinations for students, so as to offer the brilliant but needy among them the opportunity to enroll in Accra Academy.
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Accra Academy was ranked 8th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based upon quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet and news visibility.
Accra academy was founded by Dr. Kofi George Konuah,Samuel Neils Awuletey, Gottfried Narku Alema and James Akwei Halm-Addo on July 20, in the year 1931, at Mantse Agbonaa, a suburb of James Town in Accra.
The academy was established as a private secondary educational institution in 1931 and gained the status of a Government-Assisted School in 1950. In 1981, the academy gained the status of a completely developed senior secondary school. In 1990, the academy became a semi-autonomous secondary educational institution and operates as such with the aid of a board of governors, a Parent-Teacher Association and a students' representative council.
The Accra Academy was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana. The academy is one of the foremost secondary educational institutions in Ghana and operates as a non-denominational day and boarding boys' school, located at Bubuashie, near Kaneshie in the Greater Accra Region.
Accra Academy Programmes and Course
The school offers these following programmes
New pupils are admitted in September every year through a computerized system which is under the jurisdiction of the Ghana Education Service. The system works based on the results of an entry examination known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). This examination is held for junior high schools at various centres throughout the country. Entry Forms for the above examination are obtained from the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) through the headteachers of the respective junior high schools within the country. Once the computerised selection process is completed, the list of admitted students are made available by the Ghana Education Service to the school. The list is then made public through the school’s notice board.
An opportunity is given to foreign nationals wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.
After a student gains admission, he is given the school's official prospectus. This book helps new students about the school and all that is required of them.
The academy does not offer special admission to brilliant but needy students but, as per a 2005 directive from the Ghana Education Service, admits its students through a school selection placement system.The academy admits both local and foreign students.