Prempeh College names dormitory ‘Matthew Opoku Prempeh House’ in honour of Energy Minister


School authorities of Prempeh College at a colourful event on Saturday, June 17, named a dormitory block after Energy Minister and Manhyia South MP, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

The honour according to the school authorities, an alumnus said was in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the transformation of the face of the school in recent times.

Dr Prempeh shared the prestige of the day with his paternal granduncle and mentor, former President Kufuor, also an old student (‘an Amanfoo’) who had the biggest auditorium of the school named after him; “J.A. Kufuor Auditorium.”

The former President was also honoured in recognition of his outstanding leadership, making Prempeh College earn at one time, an accolade as the Presidential College.

In a keynote address, Konongohene Dr Nana Awuah Abedimasa II, a member of the school’s Interim Management Committee that worked until May 10, recounted the immeasurable support the school has and continues to receive from Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

“Prempeh College is so personal to him and he never gets tired of us. In our difficult moments, he always pulls through for us. It was a no-brainer, deciding to honour him this way”.

Nana Abedimasa said the former President and his grandnephew the Energy Minister were being honoured in their lifetime to serve as an inspiration to the rest of society moving away from the old age practice of recognizing only the dead.

“Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has done tremendously well and for me, there are no questions conferring this lifetime honour” on him,

On his part, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh expressed his delight at the honour saying that it is humbling that his modest contributions are recognized.

“I want to reiterate my firm belief in making an impact in the society I find myself. After all that is the essence of leadership; to be able to positively affect lives”

“For me, everything I have done and continue to do for Prempeh College is also in honour of my grandfather, Otumfuo Nana Sir Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II whose true intention for establishing the college was to promote education not only in the Asante Kingdom but the entire country.

“I cannot depart from this sacred duty,” Dr Prempeh said.

The Manhyia South legislator advised the current cohort of students to place so much premium on their academic work as according to him, it is the key to realising their dreams and even proceeding to become better soon.

The ceremony also witnessed the naming of another dormitory block after the former headmaster of the school from 1961 to 1963, Arthur Clarke, “Arthur Clarke House.”


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