Opoku Ware School wins World Robotics Championship

Opoku Ware School wins World Robotics Championship

Opoku Ware School has made Ghana and Ghanaians proud by emerging winners of Global Innovative Award at the World Robotics Championship held in Michigan over the weekend.

The event took place on May 17 and 18th in Detroit, Michigan.

Being the only school to represent Ghana, the elite Kumasi-based Senior High School beat High schools from all over the world including Pakistan, India, China, Europe and the United States to emerge winners.

The school which is popularly known by Ghanaians as OWASS, are expected to bring the trophy to Africa, Ghana in addition to the many individual trophies they won at the event.

Opoku Ware School wins World Robotics Championship
Opoku Ware School wins World Robotics Championship

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The OWASS Robotic Team at the World Robotic Competition in Detroit, Michigan comprised five students and a coach as well as a contingent of passionate Old Boys in the United States.

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) and food for the team during the competition, as well as raising an additional $1,600 to cover the airfare of the coach.

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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 for some years now.

In 2016, Prempeh College also made Ghana proud by winning the trophy.

Congratulations to Opoku Ware School.

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