- President of the Republic of Ghana (1960 – 1966)
1951 – 1952
: Leader of Government
1952 – 1957
: Prime Minister of Gold
1957 – 1960
: Prime Minister of
1/7/1960 – 24/02/1966
: President of the Republic of
: 21st September,
Place of Birth
: Nkroful, WR
Date of Death
: 27th April, 1972
Educational Background of Dr. Nkrumah
Training College Accra, (Which became part of Achimota
obtained Teacher’s Certificate from Achimota Training
He became a teacher and later promoted to be a head teacher at
Catholic School Axim (W/R)
studied at Lincoln University, USA
obtained BA (Arts) and BA (Theology in 1942 USA)
graduated as head of class from the seminary of Lincoln with a
Bachelor of Theology degree.
received a Master of Science degree in Education from University of
received a Master of Philosophy from the University of
started writing a phamplet titled towards Colonial
honored with doctorate degree in law at Lincoln University and most
outstanding Professor of the year by the Lincolonian
His Political and Public Life
He became General secretary of the United Gold Coast Convention
with Executive members of UGCC known later as the Big
He resigned from the UGCC and formed his own Political Party
(CPP) on the 12th June 1949 at Arena, Accra.
declared positive Action on 8th January 1950, which led to a
General strike all over the country. Consequently, he was arrested,
tried and imprisoned.
won the General Election in February, 1951. Even though in Prison,
He won his seat in Accra Central overwhelmingly. CPP called for his
release from Prison. The Governor Sir Charles Arden Clarke orderd
his release and asked him to form a government.
April 1952, he was made Prime Minister of Gold Coast.
was a general Election which the CPP won and was asked to form
March Declaration of Ghana’s Independence
to Helena Ritz Fathia an Egyptian
won a referandom which made Ghana a Republic and him as the
another referandom which made Ghana a one Party State.
through Coup d 'taL