On the 4th of October 2023, The Albert Academy Senior Secondary School celebrated its 119th year of academic excellence in Sierra Leone. Established in 1904, the school has significantly contributed to the nation by nurturing eminent personalities.
Guided by its motto “Esse quam Videri,” which translates to “Rather be than to seem; be true to oneself and don’t pretend,” The Albert Academy has been a cornerstone of education in the nation.
Noteworthy alumni include the country’s first Prime Minister, Siaka P Stevens, Abdulai Conte, the former Attorney General, and Chernor Bah, the current Minister Of Information and Civic Education.
Throughout the years, Albert Academy has consistently showcased exceptional results in the West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE), the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), and other exams.
Founded during Sierra Leone’s colonial period under British rule, the academy was named in honor of Rev. Ira E. Albert, a missionary dedicated to West Africa. Initially serving as a boys’ secondary institution, it offered a British-style education, a legacy that continues in its commitment to excellence and the notable figures it has produced over the decades.