From Richard Owusu-Akyaw
Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) has won the 2018 Robofest World Champion after competing in the United States of America, beating nations like Japan, USA, Mexico and others in an international robotics competition.
The award is an Innovation Award Senior Game World Champion presented by the Lawrence Technical University in Michigan, USA.
Presenting the award to the Ashanti Regional Education Director, Dr. Alexis Frimpong, the Headmaster of OWASS explained that the school participated in the robotic competition in Accra and won, which gave it the opportunity to represent Ghana at the global competition.
Dr. Frimpong said the OWASS team competed with about 24 countries such as technological giant Japan, Mexico and USA, winning the Senior Game Innovation Award.
The Headmaster thanked Akatakyie (OWASS Old Boys) for footing the air tickets for the team to get to America.
Ms Mary Owusu Achiaw, Ashanti Regional Education Director, congratulated OWASS for the achievement, and claimed to be the luckiest Education Director in the fact that OWASS is the second school to win this award in the Ashanti Region.
“Last year, Prempeh College won this award, and this year, it is the Opoku Ware,” she said, and commended the Headmaster, staff and the award winners. She challenged other students and other schools in Ghana to take up the challenge and rise to the occasion.
According to her, students could go places if only they would concentrate on their books and shy away from drug abuse, which has the tendency to truncate their academic journey.
Master Manfred Ngoyia Tucker, a member of the OWASS team, encouraged Ghanaian students to build confidence and obey instructions to make the difference. “If Prempeh did it, and OWASS has done it, every other school can follow suit,” he advised.