Accra High School to Honour the Late Prof. Atukwei Okai


Accra High School, is setting up a Writers and Debaters Club out of appreciation for the late Ghanaian artist and academician, Prof. Atukwei Okai.

The late artist was the Secretary-General of the Pan African Writers’ Association(PAWA), and a President of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW), where his initial works were distributed under the name John Okai.

The Assistant Headmistress, (Domestic), Mrs Monica Botchway Gbogbo, made this disclosure at the Lorgoligi Logarithm Conversation which was sorted out by Values for Life Ghana, in association with e-Ananse Library and Ghana Reads Initiative, held at the Accra Metropolitan Head Office, last Friday, to commend the praise the fallen artist.

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Talking at the occasion, she said that at 16 years old, the late Prof.Atukwei was an individual from Ghana Association of Writers,and the greater part of his sonnets were distributed because of his enthusiasm for exploratory writing.

Mrs.Botchway, said the school had chosen to build up an authors and Debators club to pay tribute to Prof.Okai, in view of his enormous commitment to African Literature. As indicated by her, when this was this was built up it would move ages to try to turn into the following Atukwei Okai.

Prof. Atukwei Okai was conceived John Atukwei Okai in Accra, Ghana, on fifteenth March 1941 and had his rudimentary instruction in Northern Ghana where his dad functioned as a school director at Gambaga.

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He went to Methodist Middle Boys’ School and Accra High School both in Accra, and in 1961, he got a grant from President Kwame Nkrumah’s legislature to Moscow, where he earned his Master of Arts in Literature from the Gorky Literary Institute in 1967.


Ghana’s famous poet,passed on at 77 years old, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, on 13 July 2018, after a short ailment, and was made due by his significant other, Madam Beatrice Okai and their five little girls