A photo sighted on twitted reveals the Full list of kings of Asanteman to date.
The current Asantehene is the Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) ,Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and he is celebrating his 20 years on the Golden Stool.
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The West Africa’s Premier Science and Technology Institution shared a photo on their twitter page on Celebrating 20 years of the Chancellor, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on the Golden Stool.
— KNUST (@KNUSTKumasi) April 2, 2019
Hypercitigh.com has learnt that Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has its roots in the plans of the King Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I to establish a university in Kumasi as part of his drive towards modernization of his Ashanti kingdom. This plan never came to fruition due to the clash between British empire expansion and the desire for King Prempeh I to preserve his Ashanti kingdom’s independence.
However, his younger brother and successor, King Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh II, upon ascending to the Golden Stool in 1935, continued with this vision. Events in the Gold Coast in the 1940s played into his hands. First there was the establishment of the University College of the Gold Coast. Second there were the 1948 riots and the consequent Watson Commission report which recommended that a university of sciences be established in Kumasi. Thus, in 1949, the dream of the Prempehs became a reality when building started on what was to be called the Kumasi College of Technology.
The Kumasi College of Technology offered admission to its first students to the engineering faculty in 1951 (they entered in 1952), and an Act of Parliament gave the university its legal basis as the Kumasi College of Technology in 1952
Additionally, The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has launched a $100 million development fund for the implementation of a 10-year development plan for Asanteman.
Full list of kings of Asanteman to date pic.twitter.com/AgYdjAP1SO
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