The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has said he had always wanted to be a student of Prempeh College in the Ashanti Region of Ghana but fate did not permit.
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Speaking at the 70th-anniversary celebration and speech and prize-giving day of Prempeh College held on Saturday, 30 November 2019 in Kumasi, the Asante Monarch said he got admission to Prempeh College but he couldn’t go.
According to him, he prepared himself and got a prospectus to purchase items but his uncle took him to Sefwi instead of Prempeh College where he wanted.
“I have always wanted to be an Amanfour. So in 1956 I had my admission to this great College. I took my prospectus and started purchasing the items. By the time I realised, my uncle had taken me to Sefwi…”
“And today, I stand here and confer on myself not an honorary but a true Amanfour…” he said.
Prempeh College is a public secondary school for boys located in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region, Ghana. The school was founded in 1949 by the Asanteman traditional authority, the British Colonial Government, the Methodist Church of Ghana and the Presbyterian church of Ghana.
The School is named after the King of Ashanti, (Asantehene) Sir Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II, who donated the land on which the school was built. and was modeled on Eton College in England.
The school topped matriculation at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2004 with 441 students admitted and in 2012, with 296 students from the college admitted, and is considered to be one of the best secondary schools in Ghana.
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The School has won the National robotics championships a record three times between 2013 and 2016. In 2016 Prempeh College won the Toyota Innovation Award at the International Robofest World Championships held in Michigan, USA.
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