- Students who were taught by KABA when they were in JHS, have also expressed shock at the man's untimely demise
- They referred to KABA as a "master disciplinarian" but also affectionately referred to him as "Mr. Baffour"
- They said they were always proud to hear him on the radio
Former students of Ebenezer 4 JHS who were once taught by the late Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA, have also said that they were shocked by news of their former teacher's death.
It appears as though two days after his death, and considering the media coverage his passing has received, shock and surprise are still the two main emotions expressed by those who knew the award-winning broadcast journalist.
Speaking to Ghanaweb.com, the former students who were taught by KABA at Manprobi in Accra shared fond memories of their former teacher.
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The former students related that while they were at Ebenezer 4 JHS, KABA used to teach them Social studies, and Religious and Moral Education. They affectionately referred to the late broadcaster as Mr. Baffour, who they described as a "master disciplinarian" who wouldn't spare the rod, and pushed his students to take their studies seriously.
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“In school when you decide to prove stubborn and you hear Mr.Baffour coming, you have to be alert and stop whatever you are doing or continue what you stop doing,” related one student.
Having known him during his JHS teaching days, former students said they were not surprised that KABA had become so prominent in Ghana's media industry. They revealed that they were always proud to say he was their teacher whenever they heard him on-air.
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"Anytime I hear him on radio I’m motivated because I can boast to people that this is my teacher," said another student.
Mr. Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong was rushed to the hospital on Saturday morning, November 18th, reportedly from a popular prayer camp after briefly feeling ill. He was tragically pronounced dead on arrival by doctors at Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, who are yet to publicly release his cause of death.
See video of KABA's former student speak of him below:
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