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Our Presidents Are Really Educated; Check Out Schools Attended by Presidents in The Fourth Republic

Anyhow you look at it the presidents in Ghana have played major roles in the development of the country. Given that the standard of living of the country is one of the best on the continent, it is only fair they are given the deserved credits. Though going through the four walls of a classroom only doesn't make you efficient, the role formal education plays in success is indispensable. 

This article focuses on the educational background of the presidents in the fourth republic of Ghana.

1. John Jerry Rawlings; is the first president of the fourth republic. He completed the Achimota College in 1967. After secondary school, he proceeded to the Ghana Armed Forces Academy. He completed his training in January 1969.

2. John Agykum Kuffour; succeeded John Jerry Rawlings as president in the year 2001. He began his primary and elementary school in Kumasi government school in Asem in the Ashante Region. He then proceeded to Osei Tutu Boarding School from 1951- 1953. Went to Prempah College from 1954-1958. He traveled to London where he pursued law in the London Inn, before graduating from Oxford University in 1964.

3. Professor Evans Attah Mills; is the third president in the fourth republic of Ghana. He started school at the Huni Valley Methodist primary school and Komenda Methodist Basic School for his basic and middle schools respectfully. He proceeded to the Achimota College where he completed his Ordinary and Advanced-level certificates in 1961 and 1963 respectfully. Attah Mills obtained a bachelor of law, LLB, and a professional law certificate from the University of Ghana in 1967. He continued his education at the London School of economics and politics where he earned an LLM in 1968 and earned a Ph.D. in law from the School of Oriental and African Studies School of Law, part of the federal University of London.

2. John Dramani Mahama; he had his primary school education at the Accra Newtown Experimental School ( ANT1) and Achimota Primary School. John Mahama completed his secondary school education at Ghana Secondary School. He proceeded to the University of Ghana where he received a bachelor's degree in history in 1981 and a post-diploma in communication studies in 1986. Mahama also studied at the Institute of Social Sciences in Moscow where he specialized in psychology. He received his postgraduate degree in 1988.

1. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo; he had his secondary school education at Adisadel College in Cape Coast, and later went to Kinbu Secondary School in Accra Central. Nana Addo went to England where he had his O-Level and A-Level examination at Lancing College, Sussex. He stopped the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics course at the New York College, Oxford in 1962. He obtained BSc in Economics from the University of Ghana in 1967 and then joined the Inner Temple and trained as a lawyer under an apprenticeship system.

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