St. Augustine’s College (Cape Coast)

St. Augustine’s College is an all-male academic institution in Cape Coast, Ghana.[1] The school started at Amissano, a village near Elmina, in 1930. The Roman Catholic institution was established to serve as a training college and seminary. The school was named after St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 AD). The motto of the college is Omnia Vincit Labor, meaning “Perseverance conquers All”

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Notable alumni

  • Professor Kwesi Botchwey, Ghana’s longest serving Minister of Finance MOFEP;
  • Justice Emile Short, a Ghanaian judge and academic and the first Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana.
  • Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana;[21]
  • Lieutenant General Arnold Quainoo, a retired Ghanaian military officer who served as the Chief of the Defence Staff (Ghana) of the Ghana Armed Forces from August 1983 to September 1989.[22]
  • Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, former minister of Ghana, former member of parliament and entrepreneur;[23]
  • Dr Paul Acquah, former Governor of the Bank of Ghana;
  • Dr George Yankey, lawyer and founding CEO of Ghana Gas;
  • Hackman Owusu-Agyeman, diplomat, former minister of state, entrepreneur and member of parliament;[24]
  • Ben Brako, leading Ghanaian Highlife Star;
  • Kofi Conduah, pilot and founding CEO of Regal Software;[25]
  • Michael Essien, international football star;[26]
  • Junior Agogo, former international soccer star,
  • Kantinka Sir Dr Kwame Donkoh Fordwor, former President of the African Development Bank.
  • Ebo Taylor, a Ghanaian guitarist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and producer.[29]
  • Joseph William (JW) Acquah, first headmaster and founder of Sekondi College[30]
  • George Kofi Tego — (Versatile Businessman)