Prempeh College, a Kumasi-based Senior High School in recognition of Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s outstanding contribution to transformation of the the country’s education sector and College has named him after its House 11.
“In recognition of Mattew Opoku Prempeh’s outstanding contribution to the transformation of the face of the College in recent times. House Eleven of Prempeh College is now called Matthew Opoku Prempeh House,” the College said.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com, the immediate past Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Manhyia South said he is grateful to Prempeh College for the lifetime recognition and Honour.
He was appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo on 10 January 2017 to serve as Minister for Education of Ghana. He served in that role for 4 years till 6 January 2021 when the tenure of office of the president and his ministers ended.
In May 2017, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo named Mathew Opoku Prempeh popularly known as NAPO as part of the nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.
Prempeh also contributed to the educational sector as a Minister of Education such as improving the infrastructure and promoting vocational and technical education (TVET) and leading the government’s flagship programme Free Senior High School (Free SHS).
Matthew Opoku Prempeh, (born 23 May 1968) is a Ghanaian medical doctor and politician. He is a member of the New Patriotic Party and a Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
As currently the Minister for Energy. He studied Human Biology and Medicine at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, later continuing post-graduate studies at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.