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Kumaca presents STEMNNOVATION trophy to Otumfuo at Manhyia Palace

BY: Osei Kuffour
Kumaca presents STEMNNOVATION trophy to Otumfuo at Manhyia Palace
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (L) receiving the maiden STEMNNOVATION trophy from a contestant (R) from Kumasi Academy at Manhyia Palace

A delegation led by a past student of the Kumasi Academy cum Nkwantakesehene/Otumfuo Nifahene, Okunini Nana Boakye Yam Ababio, has presented the maiden National STEMNNOVATION trophy to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at Manhyia Palace in Ashanti region of Ghana.

In his speech at the presentation which coincided with the first Awukudae on the 2023 calendar of the Asante Kingdom on Wednesday, January 18, Okunini Nana Boakye Yam Ababio, while commending Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on his unmatched contribution to Education in the country, reiterated Kumasi Academy's feat as the "first to build a 21st century STEM laboratory in Ghana", a lead up to emerging as a champion of the National STEMNNOVATION Contest organised by the Ghanaian Education Service (GES) and partners in 2022.

The delegation included the headmaster of Kumasi Academy, Samuel Kwame Gato, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Asokore Mampong, Kennedy Kankam, Kumaca STEMNNOVATION team, staff, past students, among others.

The elated National President of Kumasi Academy Past Students' Association (KAPSA-AKUNINI), Okunini Kwabena Dapaah-Siakwan, at the presentation lauded the management of Kumaca for the phenomenal collaboration with past students (Akunini) home and abroad to make the school the toast of many Ghanaians. He also paid homage to past students for their relentless support in cash and kind for their alma mater.

Okunini Dapaah-Siakwan further reminded the government to fulfil its pledge, through Education minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, to make Kumasi Academy a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school as soon as possible.

Established in Ghana's year of independence, 1957, the Kumasi Academy is well noted as a disciplined mixed (male-female) second cycle institution with successes in Science, Arts, Business, Sports and other fields.