The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has been given the privilege to be alluded to as an old student of Kumasi’s Prempeh College.
The choice was consistently taken by the authorities of the school during the 70th anniversary and speech and prize-giving day festivities of the school on Saturday.
This implies old students of Prempeh College,including Former President Kuffuor, would now be able to call Otumfuo as ‘Senior’, as Prempeh College old students are warmly alluded to.
The choice was taken after the Asantehene had shared a fascinating story during the peak of the 70th anniversary of the school in Kumasi on Saturday about how he barely passed up a great opportunity from turning into a student of Prempeh College in 1964.
Recounting to his story, Otumfuo said 55 years back, he was a young person who had sat the Common Entrance Examination and went, with Prempeh College as his picked school.
He said he at that point visited Prempeh College with his uncle, Oheneba Mensah Bonsu, to pick his prospectus to empower him to get ready to begin secodary education.
“We began to purchase my garments and other required things to begin school at Prempeh College just to be told in August that I am never again going to Prempeh College.
I was then sent to Sefwi-Wiawso Secondary School to begin my secondary education. This implies I additionally would have become ‘Amanfuo’ or ‘Senior’ presently,” he described.
The Asante Monarch said he should be a ‘Senior’ or ‘Amanfuo’ as all Prempeh old students are alluded to, so “I have the right to be regarded accordingly.”
Radiating with grins, Otumfuo said he was searching for the day when previous President Kufuor and Mamponghene Daasebre Osei Bonsu, who are graduated class of Prempeh College, would call him ‘Senior’.
Minutes after the Asantehene had closed his passionate story, the whole school, including the board, the executives and students, consented to make him an old student of Prempeh College.
Directly within the sight of President Akufo-Addo and Former President Kuffuor, management and the board of the school gave on Otumfuo the ‘Senior’ title.