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A Historic Town in Ashanti Where Both Apietus, Opoku Onyina Hail From. Dr Nkrumah Made History Here

Two prominent personalities in the country were both born and bred in one of the prominent and historical town within the Ashanti region of Ghana.

The former Church of Pentecost Chairman the Apostle Professor Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyina, the 5th Chairman of the CoP as well as the versatile award-winning sound engineer and producer of music in Ghana, Appiah Dankwa known as Apietus hail from Aduman within the Afigya Kwabre District of Ashanti

Aduman is a town which is about 15 kilometres away from Kumasi, the regional capital of Ashanti and the kind of contribution this town has made towards Ghana's development is greatly felt in diverse ways.

Among some of the surrounding towns and villages include Aduamoah, Aboabogya, Adubinsu, Kodie, the district capital of Afigya Kwabre, Denase, Afrancho, Buoho, Offinso Ahenkro, Kwaman where Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Wayne hails from, Tetrem, to mention but few.

Within the Aduman community there is a second cycle institution that is the Aduman Senior High School which is a category B school in the Ashanti Region

The most fascinating and intriguing aspect of this school is that a lot of history has been made including one of the product of the school called Martha Bissah who made Ghana proud by winning for the country a gold medal in the 800 metres race in the year 2014 Youth Olympic games

According to history, Dr Kwame Nkrumah built the Aduman Senior High School in the past and at that time the current Aduman SHS was a Teacher Training College until the year 1965 where the government changed the school status from a tertiary to a second cycle school

With regard to history, when the British demanded for the Golden stool from the Ashanti's, our forefathers at that time acted swiftly and intelligently by carving similar thing, designed it and handed it to the British.

The original Golden stool was covered and hid in between the Aduman and Aboabogya township but in the year 1921, contractors who was embarking on the road construction expedition found the stool at Aboabogya.

Dr Kwame Nkrumah wanted to reward the Aboabogya community handsomely by establishing an educational facility but the Chiefs would rather Dr Kwame Nkrumah establish the school at Aduman which was bigger at that time.

Aduman SHS produced the likes of Akwasi Addae Odike the Flagbearer for the United Front Party, Adakabre Frimpong Manso who is the General Management for VIP transport and a presenter at Neat FM in Accra.

Apart from academic excellence, the school is one of the best performing institutions in terms of sports along with T.I AMASS, Adu Gyamfi SHS, Osei Kyeretwie, Obuasi Sec Tech etc.

Every year the schools performance at the Milo games, Inter School competition, athletics within the Baba Yara sports stadium becomes a greater force to be reckoned with.

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Aboabogya Apietus CoP Kumasi Opoku Onyina


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