Out of Achimota evolved the University of Ghana, whose first intake consisted mainly of Achimota students. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (formerly university of science and technology) also began with a nucleus of Achimota students. Since 1948 Achimota has concentrated on secondary education. In 1949, it led the way in the establishment of 6th form education in Ghana and made a significant contribution to the development of university education by providing the high quality academic material required for the expanding universities.
Music has always played a very important part in the life of the school. Achimota’s achievements in attaining a high standard in this field has lead to important developments such as the establishment of the National Orchestra ,and the school of Music at Winneba. From its inception Achimota placed a special emphasis on the value of the use of ones hands in agriculture, technical and vocational. Achimota has concerned itself to set a standard of excellence in whatever field of education that meets the national needs.
Achimota school has produced many men and women who have attained excellence in their professions such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, educators, architects, diplomats, computer scientists, agriculturists, scientists, Accountants etc. In the political scene out of the four elected presidents that the country has had so far, three of them attended Achimota School. Many ministers of state are also old students of this school. Achimota School has also produced many lawyers, doctors, engineers, architects and lecturers who in their various ways are helping in the development of the country.