School Information

Ghana National College was founded in 1948 by the man who later became the first president of Ghana. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah used his own funds to start the institution for eight students who had been expelled by the British colonial administration from St. Augustine’s College.

Read more about the school’s beginnings on the history page.


The school is located on a hill 5 miles east of the historic Castle town of Cape Coast right off the Accra – Takoradi highway.

Ghana National College is a co-ed boarding secondary school (high school) with roots originally stemmed in the sciences but currently offering a wide range of core and elective high school courses from fine arts to languages and business.

Male students live in four dormitories on the north side of the campus and the female students live in eight dormitories on the south side overlooking part of the city of Cape Coast.