In any case, Ghana’s presidents have played a significant part in the country’s growth. Given that the country’s level of life is among the highest on the continent, it is only right that they are given due credit. Though passing through the four walls of a classroom does not guarantee efficiency, formal education is critical to success as it also provides the students with some vital information on how to go about certain things.
The educational backgrounds of the presidents of Ghana’s fourth republic are the subject of this article.
1. Late John Jerry Rawlings; He is the first president of the fourth republic. Jerry John Rawlings 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; Second on the list is John Kuffour, He 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 Atta Mills is Ghana’s third president and the country’s fourth republic. For his primary and secondary schooling, he attended Huni Valley Methodist Primary School and Komenda Methodist Basic School, respectively. In 1961 and 1963, he graduated from Achimota College with Ordinary and Advanced-level certifications, respectively. In 1967, Attah Mills graduated from the University of Ghana with a bachelor of law, LLB, and a professional legal degree. He completed his studies in the London School of Economics and Politics, earning an LLM in 1968, and a Ph.D. in law from the Federal University of London School of Oriental and African Studies School of Law.
4. John Dramani Mahama; After John Evan, Ghana had another John again. John Dramani 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.
5. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo; The reigning president, Nana Addo Danquah 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.