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THE SCHOOL CREST

THE LION:
King of Beasts. It represents the Lion of Justice explemplifying poise and controlled power.
THE SUN:
This represents the brilliance of knowledge, dispersing ignorance and superstition.
THE THREE CHAINS:
The union of three chains stands for the Pauline virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
THE PALM TREE:
The palm tree thrives where other trees can hardly stand. Here it represents Triumph over environmental handicaps.
COCOA TREE:
Symbol of Ghana's wealth. It means the proper use of wealth to sweeten the cares of life.


THE SCHOOL MOTTO:
Esse Quam Videri

translated as
"To be, rather than to seem."



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Welcome to Accra Academy Alumni Web site!!!!!      Esse Quam Videri - To be, rather than to seem.!!!!!                Accra Aca Bleooo!!!!!!!!

INTRODUCTION
Boarding facilities have been provided from the inception of the school at James Town in 1932 and the boarding house has always been a proud and essential feature of the school. Boarders were later housed in a hostel at Mamprobi. In 1961 the school moved to its present location at Bubuashie, and in 1966 the present boarding house was completed. Originally designed to take 200 students, the boarding house, which has seen no significant physical expansion now has 600 students.

The PTA has provided additional box-rooms and sanitary facilities on an emergency basis. This type of development though necessary is ad hoc and every effort has to be made to provide a well-conceived development plan for the future. There is an urgent need to mobilize all resources to provide additional boarding facilities. This was the main driving-force behind the decision by Old Boys at the 2003 edition of the homecoming event to embark on the construction of a new dormitory block.

MAJOR DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Present student population of about 2000, with an expected increase over 10years. Existing acute shortage of staff accommodation is a disincentive to attracting competent teaching staff for the school. The design will in addition to the 450-bed dormitory provide 3 staff flats for the Hall Masters expected to effectively supervise the boys and to maintain discipline. Optimum design standards have been adopted to ensure maximum cost effective planning with minimum circulation areas and choice of structured grid with economic spans. Building elements have also been selected to allow simplicity of construction methods in order to reduce the overall construction costs.

1.         BUILDING WORKS $433,125.00
2.         ADD PRELIMINARIES $  39,000.00
3.         ADD CONTINGENCIES $  52,000.00
                      TOTAL $524,125.00

FUNDING OF PROJECT
It is expected that over 4 billion cedis will be contributed by Old Boys through a minimum levy of 1 million cedis per Old Boy and from donations. The rest of the money is expected from corporate organizations, the PTA and other sponsored fund-raising activities. So far 277 million cedis has been collected in the form of levies and donations from Old Boys, Corporate Organizations and friends of the school.

STATUS OF THE PROJECT
Construction work started in May 2004. Although it was projected that the first phase (ground floor) of this 450-bed dormitory would be completed and ready for occupation by September 2005, due to lack of funds the project is still at the substructure(foundation) stage, with the floor slab yet to be cast.

DESIGN / SUPERVISORY TEAM
The technical team which designed the building and supervising the works is made up of the following Old Boys:

1. Nii Ankrah Ankrah (1971)                -           Project Manager (Architect)

2. Mr. Fred Korsina (1972)                  -           Project Quantity Surveyor
3. Mr. Jonathan Stephens (1974)          -           Structural Engineer
4. Mr. S. Victor Quao (1974)               -           Services Engineer


PROJECT ACCOUNT INFORMATION

ACCOUNT NAME :  ACCRA ACADEMY OLD BOYS’ ASSOCIATION
ACCOUNT NUMBER :  BARCLAYS BANK(Markola Branch), 035 1027339
MODE OF PAYMENT OF LEVY/CONTRIBUTION
Pay-in at any branch of Barclays Bank and forward Pay-in slip to the secretariat at the school, or pay or call the secretariat on 911 146 or 221 721 to arrange to collect your donation / levy.



PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Under the chairmanship of Nana Akuoko Sarpong, an eighteen-member management committee has oversight responsibility for the project. Mr. Felix Addo of Price Waterhouse Coopers is the project auditor.
The membership of this committee is as follows:
1. Nana Akuoko Sarpong (1957) Chairman 10. Mr. Fred Korsina (1972)
2. Nii Abbey Ashong (1975) Secretary 11. Mr. S. Victor Quao (1974)
3. Mr. Alex Aryeetey (1978) Financial Contl 12. Mr. J. A. Stephens (1974)
4. Mr. H. C. Bentil Snr. Housemaster 13. Mr. Louis Nortey (1975)
5. Nii Maale Adsei (1980) PRO 14. Mr. W. Nelson-Addy (1975)
6. Mr. V. B. Freeman (1956) 15. Mr. E. Q. N. Botchway (1977)
7. Mr. J. A. Odonkor (1956) 16. Mr. David Laryea (1978)
8. Mr. Nathan A. Annang (1962)  17. Mr. Nunya Gadegbeku (1984)
9. Mr. J. A. Okai (1964)  18. Mr. Nii Ankrah Ankrah (1971)

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