60 KASS students get laptops at Chito Excellence Award


An old student of Kumasi Anglican Senior High School (KASS), Kwame Opoku Sarkodie, has gifted 60 brand new laptops to 60 brilliant final year students of the school.

The donation was carried under the ‘Chito Excellence Award Scheme’, which has been running for some years to serve as motivation to the young students.

The scheme, named after the founder – Kwame Opoku Sarkodie also known as ‘Chito’, started with presenting one laptop to the best student of that particular year, two laptops the next year, thirty laptops last year, and doubled it to 60 laptops this year to mark his 60th birthday celebration.

Speaking to journalists after a ceremony to celebrate and honour the 60 pupils, Mr. Opoku Sarkodie, who is part of the 1983 alumni, said this gesture is to serve as motivation to the students and also to imbibe the habit of research among the students.

He further added that his stay in the US has taught him the essence of education and technology, hence, his decision to always assist his alma mater with technological support among others.

“After form five, I didn’t continue with my education but when I went to America, I realised that education is very important therefore; everyone should have it. So, I came up with the idea that I am going to make sure my children have an education. I further decided to come back to my alma mater to give back as a form of motivation to the students to surge on the academic ladder.

“I believe every student deserves a laptop or an iPad for some kind of research as technology has become the order of the day,” Mr. Opoku Sarkodie said.

Headmaster of KASS, Rev. Canon Francis Sencherey, for his part, expressed appreciation to Mr. Opoku Sarkodie for this initiative as it has encouraged most of the students to do well in their studies since the inception of the award scheme.

Additionally, Rev. Sencherey said the purpose is to celebrate academic excellence and also to rouse the students to yearn for excellence and by so doing, give the school the needed results.

“The task is to ensure we continue to maintain academic excellence; we pride ourselves on being the best in education,” he said.

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