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Explainer: "The Former Name Of Achimota School Many Ghanaians Didn't Know"

The Achimota school is a co-educational boarding school in a town called Achimota in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The school was founded by Sir.Fredrick Gordon Guggisberg ,Dr.James Emman Kwagyir Aggrey and Rev.Alec Garden Fraser in the year 1924.

It was formally opened by Sir Frederick Guggisberg, the then governor of the British Gold Coast colony in the year 1927.Achimota , modelled on the British public school system, was the first mixed-gender school to be established on the Gold Coast.

The motto of the school is "Ut Omnes Unum Sint" meaning "That they all be one" a reference to the founders ' expressed philosophy that stating in the context of the school life,black and white , male and female should integrated and combine collectively for the good of all.

The school has educated many Ghanaian leaders , including Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings and John Evans Atta Mills all of whom are former Heads of Ghana.Also Zambabwe's second president Robert Mugabe and Sir Dawda Jawara, first head of state of the Gambia were once students of Achimota School

The nickname of the Achimota school which was formally called Prince of Wales College and School is "Motown" and their alumni is called " AKORA" . The colours of the school are black and white

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