Achievements of Adisadel College:
MODERN TOP SCIENCE STUDENTS OF EXCELLENCE
• Dr. Charles Hayfron Benjamin graduated in 1999. He obtained 1st class upper in Medical sciences at the University of Ghana, Legon. –2005. He also obtained Bachelor of medicine & Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Ghana Medical School, Korle-bu, Ghana -2008
• During his stay at Adisadel College, he won 8 academic prizes in SS1 (1st in chemistry, 1st in Elective maths, 1st in physics, 1st in Biology, 1st in core science, Awotwi maths prize, Ackah-Hagan Award (The most disciplined & academic student), 1 other academic prize), 6 academic prizes in SS2 (1st in chemistry, 1st in Biology, 1st in Elective maths, 1st in core science, and 2 other academic prizes, and 5 academic prizes) in SS3 (1st in chemistry, 1st in physics, 2nd in Biology, 1st in core science & fishers math prize).
• He co-represented Adisadel College at the National Science & Math quiz Competition 1999. As a science student, he obtained the highest grade in O’level exams in the school. He also had the highest grade in core science in central region (O’level exams).
• Dr. Jude Opoku-Agyeman, graduated in 2000.Represented Adisadel College in the National Science and Maths Quiz, B.sc, Biology, Idaho State, Medicine. USA, Recipient of Student Doctor of the year award during medical school. Surgery residency USA.
• Dr. Andrew Kemetse graduated in 2000. Medicine. Ghana
• Ralph Twum, graduates in 1998. Mathematics. USA
• Samuel Young Annan graduated in 2003. Actuarial Sciences USA
• Jojo Amonoo Anamua graduated 1997. B.Sc., Electrical Engineering. Ghana
• James Malm graduated in 1997. Represented Adisadel College in National Science & Maths Quiz, B.Sc., Electrical Engineering KNUST, M.S. Operations Management, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, PhD Finance candidate at UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
• Fredrick Owusu Nimoh, Graduated in 1998. Engineering. Ghana
• John Swatson graduated in 2003. Petroleum Engineering. Ghana
• Lloyd Owusu-Asante graduated in 2005. Represented Adisadel College in National Science & Maths Quiz, Represented University of Ghana in Zain Africa Challenge Competition winning the best player for the quarter-final contest between the University of Ghana and Makerere University, Uganda
• Kwesi Parry Apponsah, graduated in 2003. BSc. Aerospace Engineering, Ghana. MASc. Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS). PhD Student Aerospace Engineering, (UTIAS)
Achievements of Adisadel College:
Adisadel College has been sports power since colonial days to the present. Adisadel encourages all of its students to participate in some kind of sporting activity. Most students engage in recreational or competitive sports to eschew the label “Waste Pipe”- a campus vernacular that is used to refer to an able-body who does not participate in sports. Conforming to the Latin adage – “A healthy mind in a healthy body”, the school organizes competitive intramural sports. Early morning jogging by the entire residents of a dormitory is a common activity on campus. Cricket, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, track and field, tennis and table tennis are some of the sports on campus.
With victories over teams from Ghana Navy, University of Cape Coast, St. Johns School, the school dominated the sports in the seventies with players like Daniel Prempeh (Knight House), Angus Ola (Canterbury), Isaac Neizer (Canterbury), Ebenezer Ofori Ahwireng (knight), Laryea (Quaque) and Afful (Knight), Marlon Bilson (Knight). The sport suffered when the Drury Gymnasium was temporarily converted into a dining hall during the rebuilding of the current dining hall. Currently the school is rebuilding a team which was quite successful in many friendlies they played.
Track and Field
Adisadel College’s continued dominance in track and field can be traced to the late forties. The school continues to produce sprinters of national and internal caliber. Since H.O Nyarku of Adisadel represented Ghana (then Gold Coast) in 1952 Olympics Games in Helsinki, the school has produced several national sprinters like George Enchill (Sakinah), Yaw Atuahene (USA), Kofi Osei (Sasta) and Perry Ofori-Baffoe (Nguji). In 1997 Perry won 5-track events (100m, 200m, 400m, 4×100 and 4×400) setting a new 100m record, and representing Ghana at the National Junior Games in Edmonton, Canada.
The only school in Ghana with three soccer fields, Adisadel has developed soccer to a highly competitive level. More students participate in this sport than any other.
- In the early seventies, Adisadel students like Dr. Sam Amporful (1973) played for Cape Coast Vipers.
- Baffour Gyan, a striker of the national team, the Black Stars, is also an old boy and was in Hamlyn house.
- En route to becoming the Zonal Champions, Adisadel beat Ghana National College on penalty kicks. Ibrahim Ayew, a past student and son of Legend Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ was a member of the college soccer team during the years of 2002-2004. He now plies his trade with Zamalek f/c, a top club in Egypt and Africa football.
- Rahim, as he is popularly known by his colleagues, was part of the Ghanaian squad that chalked the silver medal in the CAN 2010 Angola, losing to Egypt in the final.
- Samuel Appiah, currently in the MLS in the USA, plays for the Houston Dynamo. He played together with Rahim Ayew. He was the school captain and sports prefect. From Adisadel, he played for the University of Ghana soccer team and had a scholarship to Boston University where he played all their games and was the captain.