Comprehensively featured in this article is the of Senior High Schools attended by our honourable speakers of parliament right from the 1st parliament of the Fourth Republic to the 8th.
Although the gender disparity is quite huge as we only have one female featuring in there.
But I think the future is bright for our women, and consistent efforts will be made by them to break the glass ceiling and pave way for the integration and inclusion of more women in the governing affairs of the nation.
I'm pretty sure you might be thinking about how they got there. And does the secondary school one attends have influence on how far the person goes in life? Or you have have an opinion that that isn't the deal at all because even those who dropped out of school have been able to make it so big in life.
You may be right in that sense but when we talk about key governing responsibilities like speaker of parliament, your academic height also plays a very critical role in that regard.
Follow me as we unfold the educational background of these eight speakers of parliament of the Fourth Republic.
The first person we are going to talk about is Daniel Francis Annan
Born to Victor Benjamin Annan and Mary Nyaniba Annan in Accra-Ghana on November 7, 1928, Justice Daniel Francis Kweipe Annan served as Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic from 1993 to 2001 as well as the Chairman of the National Commission for Democracy.
He was the Speaker of the first and second parliaments of Ghana, a role assumed on January 7, 1993.
Justice Annan was appointed by late President Jerry John Rawlings, who was the first president of the Fourth Republic.
Annan had the chance to have his secondary education at Accra Academy from 1939 to 1945. He then proceeded to Achimota College and studied at the Intermediate Department from 1946 to 1948.
2. Right Honourable Peter Ala Adjetey
As if destiny planned and prepared it for them. Right after an old student of Accra Academy left the seat of speaker of parliament, another assumed his role, and I believe the Old Students Association and the school are really proud of them.
Born on August 11, 1931 in Accra, Ghana, Right Honourable Adjetey was the Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic from January 7, 2001 to January 6, 2005. He happens to be the speaker of parliament for Ghana's third parliament.
Ala Adjetey had his secondary school education at Accra Academy.
3. Right Honourable Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes
He is the 3rd Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic and the Speaker of Parliament of Ghana's fourth parliament; a role he assumed from January 7, 2005 to January 7, 2009.
Born on September 4, 1939 in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana, Sekyi-Hughes had his secondary education at Adisadel College between 1954 and 1960.
4. Right Honourable Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo
It's Obviously evident that women around the globe are really proud of her, and learning from her experience and qualities as well.
Bamford-Addo set a record as the first woman to become a Justice of Ghana's Apex Court, Supreme Court. She is also still remains the first and only woman to be appointed a Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic. At the time of her appointment as a Speaker, she was the first to assume that role in the West African Sub-Region.
Justice Bamford-Addo is the fourth speaker of parliament of the Fourth Republic, and speaker of parliament for Ghana's fifth parliament.
Born on March 26, 1937 in Accra, Ghana, Right Honourable Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo had her secondary education at Holy Child School in Cape Coast, Ghana.
5. Right Honourable Edward Korbly Doe Adjaho
Born on January 3, 1957 in Ghana, Edward Adjaho served as the Fifth Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic, a role he assumed from January 7, 2013 to January 6, 2017.
He was the Speaker for Ghana's sixth parliament.
The renowned Ghanaian barrister is proudly an old student of Accra Academy.
6. Right Honourable Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye
Born to E.G.N Oquaye and Felicia Awusika Abla Oquaye on April 4, 1944 in Osu, Accra-Ghana commenced his secondary education at Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School, Odumase-Krobo, and proceeded to Apam Senior High School in Apam in the Central Region of Ghana.
Prof. Mike Oquaye served as the sixth Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic from January 7, 2017 to January 6, 2021. He was also the Speaker of Parliament for Ghana's seventh parliament.
7. Last but not the least personality on the list is Right Honourable Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin
Born on September 24, 1957, Bagbin hails from Sombo in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The former Member of Parliament for Nadowli West Constituency currently serves in the Ghana's eighth parliament as the 7th Speaker of Parliament of the Fourth Republic; a role he assumed on January 7, 2021.
Right Honourable Bagbin began his secondary education at Wa Secondary School, and then continued at Tamale Secondary School for his Ordinary Level Certificate and Advanced Level Certificate respectively.
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