St. Augustine’s College: History, Location, Category, Courses, Entrance, Uniform, Photos

St. Augustine’s College is an all-male boarding academic institution in Cape Coast, Ghana. 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. The motto of the college is “Omnia Vincit Labor” meaning “Perseverance conquers All”. The school has a total of 11 houses.

On 6 August 1933, the Roman Catholic Church and the Bishop of Cape Coast Vicariate Monsignor W. T. Porter felt the need to have a separate Roman Catholic school and Cape Coast was found to be the most suitable location.

A commemorative foundation stone was laid in late 1935 at the present site. Fr. Maurice B. Kelly, the Dean of the Training College at Amissano which is now St. Teresa’s Serminary Amisano, became the first Head Dean or Headmaster.

The students are among the highest performing in the WAEC exams. St. Augustine’s College are two time winners of the National Science and Mathematics Quiz. Winners in 2007 and 2009.


St. Augustine’s College is located in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.


St. Augustine’s College is a category A senior high school in the Central Region.


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