Ghana National College

Ghana National College
Ghana National College Logo.jpg
School crest
P. O. Box 161

Menyamawu Hills

School typeGovernment funded, Public Secondary/High School
MottoPro Patria
Established20 July 1948; 74 years ago (1948-07-20)
FounderKwame Nkrumah
School boardBoard of Governors
AuthorizerMinistry of Education (Ghana)
HeadmasterMr Ato Sarpong
GradesForm 1 (10th grade) – Form 3 (12th grade)
GenderCo-ed (Boys/Girls)
Age12 to 18
Houses4 Male, 9 Female
Color(s)Maroon, green and cream    
AccreditationGhana Education Service
National rankingTop 20
YearbookNananom magazine
AlumniGhana National Past Students Association (NANANOM)
School anthemThe Joys of Ghanacoll

Ghana National College is a senior high school in Cape Coast, Ghana.[1]


Ghana National College was founded on July 20, 1948, staffed by dismissed teachers from St Augustine's College and Mfantsipim School.[2] The college was founded by the first Ghanaian President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah using his own funds, for eight students who had been expelled by the British colonial administration from St Augustine's College. The expulsion resulted from a protest march, held in solidarity with Nkrumah, who was then imprisoned.[3]

Notable alumni

In 2014 the college created a Hall of Fame to honour alumni. The first inductees were Francis Allotey, Samuel Sefa-Dedeh, Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, Anthony Annan-Prah, David Taylor, Lee Tandoh-Ocran and Kobby A. Koomson.[4] Other notable alumni include:


  1. ^ Coe, Cati (2005). Dilemmas of Culture in African Schools: Youth, Nationalism, and the Transformation of Knowledge. University of Chicago Press. p. 208. ISBN 0-226-11129-6.
  2. ^ Hon. Lee Ocran, Member of Parliament for Jomoro in an address to the Parliament of Ghana, 26 February 2007.
  3. ^ "Ghana: Nkrumah's school to exhibit his scholarly works". African Press Agency. 15 July 2007. Archived from the original on 5 August 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2007.
  4. ^ "Ghanacoll's 66th anniversary: North America Chapter ups the ante". Daily Graphic. 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ Tabbey-Botchwey, Adom (14 February 2020). "10 popular Ghanaian personalities you didn't know attended Ghana National College". Bra Perucci Africa. Retrieved 11 October 2021.

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