Past Principals

DR.KOFI GEORGE KONUAH: Kofi George Konuah was a co-founder and first Principal of the Accra Academy. He was the son of Mr. Alex Konuah, an Assistant Treasurer in in the Colonial Service. He was born in Kumasi on 19th. August, 1904, and attended Government School, Cape Coast(1910-1914) and government School, Accra (1915-1919). In 1920, he travelled to Sierra Leone in search of higher education and was enrolled at Wesleyan Boys’ high school, Freetown. He was admitted to Fourah Bay College in July 1925 and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts(B.A.) in 1928.

When he returned to the Gold Coast, K.G. Konuah taught for a year at the Christ Church grammar School, Accra, and for six months at Achimota School before resigning to join three other persons-G.N. Alema, S.N. Awuletey and J.A. Halm-Addo-in founding Accra Academy as co-founder and first Principal.

As a result of the personal attention he gave to all aspects of school work, Accra Academy became financially self-supporting within eight and half years and also established a good record of academic performance. That the Accra Academy was included on the list of Government-assisted secondary schools in January 1950 was a fitting tribute to K.G. Konuah’s dynamism, industry and efficiency as an administrator.

K.G. Konuah resigned as Headmaster of the Accra Academy after twenty-one and half years at the end of December, 1952. However, he continued to serve the school that he co-founded in a different capacity. He was Board Chairman from1954 to 1967.


ALLOTEI KOFI KONUAH:(1952 to 1967) took over the reins of administration of the school from his elder brother, Dr. Kofi George Konuah and served for fifteen years. It was during his stewardship that the Accra Academy relocated to its present site at Bubiashie. He was also one of the nineteen foundation students who enrolled when the school was established in 1931. He chaired the education review committee which proposed the replacement of the O-level and A-level educational system to the Junior Secondary School and Senior high School. He was the first School Senior Prefect of the Accra Academy


JACOB KORLEY OKINE:(19676-1986) an Old Boy of the school having completed in 1945, became the third Headmaster of the school. He virtually spent his whole life in the school. He taught in the school and took over from Allotei Kofi Konuah as the third Headmaster of the school and served the for 19 years


VINCENT BIRCH FREEMAN: (1986 to 1996). An Old Boy of the school having completed in 1956. Before he became headmaster of the school he had been headmaster at Ebenezer Senior High School for twelve years


BEATRICE ABLA LOKKO:(1996-2005) Mrs. Beatrice taught English Language and Literature-in-English prior to her appointment as an assistant headmistress in 1990 during Mr. Freeman’s tenure. She had been part of the teaching staff for 13 years and served as Headmistress for nine years. She made history by being the first female to head boys’ secondary school probably in Ghana and Africa and the only head at the time who was not an old student.