Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion senior high School is a publicly supported Coeducational senior high school in Cape Coast, Ghana.
The school has set itself apart as a leading secondary school by placing a high premium on educating students in the Arts and Sciences.
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The school was founded on 22 January 1940 by the late Rev. Dr. A. W. E. Appiah with six boys. He named the school Aggrey Memorial College after his late Uncle Dr. J. E. Kwegyir Aggrey. His aim was to perpetuate the memory of his uncle by means of an institution, which would give young boys and girls adequate secondary education which would fit them into higher fields of learning. The School is thus a living tribute to that great son of Africa – – Dr. Kwegyir Aggrey.
During the first few years, the school occupied, successively, buildings in the heart of Cape Coast Township, in the Central Region of Ghana. The first home was called “Tandon Kuma”, House Number 39, Jukwa Road, which also serve as the Headmaster’s residence. The rent was two pounds (£2) five shillings (5sh) a month.
In April, 1940, with an enrolment of ten boys, the school moved to “Bucknor Villa” with a rent of two pounds a month but due to unhealthy conditions, the school moved to yet another house rented by a football team on 1st November. The rent this time was six shillings. By this time, there were 20 boys – nine of them were in the preparatory class.
Between1979 – 1981, students wore grey shirt with black border collar. Boys in the 6th form had blue shirt probably with khaki or black trousers. whereas girls in the 6th form wore a dark green dress. They also had a light green blouse & dark green skirt.
Between1990 – 1996, female students wore green dress while their boys wore mauve & khaki shorts for boys. From 2006 – 2011, Aggrey girls had yellow shirt & mauve skirt as uniform whereas the boys wore mauve shirt and khaki shorts. Although the boys still wear the mauve shirt and khaki shorts, as from 2012 till date, female students wear a mauve straight dress with a touch of yellow at the neck of the uniform to project the vision of the school.
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