Opoku Ware School have made Ghana and Ghanaians proud by winning the Global Innovative Award at the World Robotics Championship held in Detroit, Michigan over the weekend.
The event which was scheduled on May 17 and 18, 2018 had Opoku Ware school as the only institution representing representing Ghana.
The elite Kumasi-based Senior High School beat High schools from all over the world including Pakistan, India, China, Europe, as well as the United States, who are host of the finals. Emerging champions, OWASS, as they are called, are expected to bring the trophy to Africa, Ghana in addition to the many individual trophies they won at the event.
The OWASS Robotic Team at the World Robotic Competition in Detroit, Michigan comprised 5 students, and a coach, as well as a contingent of passionate Old Boys in the US.
The AKATAKYIE USA, a group of Old Boys of the School in the US supported the young team by paying for the cost of accommodation (about $1,500), food for the team during the competition, as well as raising an additional $1,600 to cover the airfare for the coach.
Ghanaian schools, particularly the two ‘big’ schools in Kumasi, Prempeh College and archrivals Opoku Ware have been competing for top spot at the global event. It will recalled that Prempeh College won the competition in 2016.
Congratulations to Opoku Ware School.