The Paramount Chief of Asebu Traditional Council, Prof. Okatakyie Amanfi VII, Nana Obokese Ampah I, Apagyahen, Nananom and Ambassador Sidney S. Collie on Thursday, November 26, 2020, cut sod for the commencement of the Obokese University of Excellence, an African Centered 21st-century university.
The sod cutting took place at Akonoma in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese Traditional Area where 100 acres of land has been earmarked for the University.
The project will include the construction of a state of the art Pre-school, basic school and university.
In his welcome address, Nana Obokese Ampah I, the founder of the Obokese Schools indicated that the establishment of an African centred university has been his Iong-held dream.
“Today, I’m happy that we are breaking ground for the establishment of a university whose vision and curriculum will be built on African heritage.”
Prof. Okatakyie Amanfi VII underscored the importance of education to improve life Asebu for their support towards the establishment of the university.
Speaking at the event, H.E. Ambassador Sydney S. Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States of America expressed his profound joy for the vision and motive behind the establishment of the university.
He added that “an Afrocentric University is going to offer us the opportunity to come home and learn about African heritage, culture, and traditions”.
Nana Kwamina Kra II, Provost of the Obokese University of Excellence on his part indicated that even though the school is situated in the Central Region of Ghana, it is going to train people all over the world especially Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.
The Executive Director of the Obokese Foundation, Mr. Ibrahim Baidoo explained the rationale behind this development in total.
He emphasised that the agenda is to revolutionize education in Africa starting from Ghana.
“That’s the only way we as a people will realise our fullest potential is to embrace our Africaness and take pride in instilling same into the present generation and generations unborn.”
He also used the opportunity to advise the youth ahead of this year’s elections, admonishing them to stay away from violent activities and always keep in mind that we have only one Ghana.