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The Robotics Club of Prempeh College has clinched two world championship titles at the just-ended 2023 Robofest held in the United States of America.
The team from the school beat their contenders, who represented top-notch high schools globally, to grab the coveted prize of the Open Categories of the World championship.
The Olethros team emerged winners in a fiercely competitive Senior Bottle Sumo Unlimited Category, followed keenly by the teams from the United States and Mexico securing second and fourth positions respectively.
The group developed the JAK Robot, beating other contenders in completing automated tasks with exceptional speed.
Kofi Acheampong Ennin, Caleb Alhassan, and Gerald Boaitey Boateng led the school to hoist the flag of Ghana high on the international stage.
The trio added on another resounding victory to the school after snatching the first position in the Time Trial category, securing a second trophy.
The feat adds on the school’s record of cementing their hallmark at the international front after winning the championship two times in a row – in 2019 and 2020.
In a Facebook post, management and alumni of the school could not hide their joy, extending felicitation to the team.
“These victories exemplify our unwavering commitment to excellence and the indomitable spirit that pervades our institution. We are immensely proud of our robotics team, whose dedication and relentless pursuit of greatness continue to soar, carrying the illustrious flag of Prempeh College to new heights,” management of the school said.
With technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) gradually taking the world by storm, robotics can be employed in various sectors of the country’s economy such as manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, among others.
The 2023 edition of the championship was organized in-person at the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
The Robofest World Championship is designed to foster and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), AI and Computer Science.
It aims at developing essential skills such as teamwork, leadership, creativity, communication and problem solving, and eventually prepares students to excel in higher education and technological careers.