Educationist G.K. Ansah Laid To Rest

Pallbearers moving the remains of G.K Ansah for internment


Hundreds of Ghanaians last Saturday joined the family of Kwaku Ansah Asare for the funeral rites of the late George Akwasi Ansah at Larteh- Akuapem in the Eastern Region.

The burial service, which was held at Larteh Ahenease Methodist School Park, started at about 8:00am and attracted chiefs, the clergy and a cross section of educationists from various parts of the country.

The late G.K. Ansah, popularly called Teacher Ansah, was born on February 3, 1929 and died on June 30, 2023.

Apart from serving in different capacities at the Education Unit of the Ministry of Education, he also taught English Language and Literature in English for several years while serving as the Headmaster and Assistant Headmaster for a number of schools including Osino SHS, Boso Senior High Technical School, and Nifa SHS.

Among some of the schools that commiserated with the family included his alma mater, Adisadel College, past students and staff of Nifa SHS, Ghanata SHS, Osino SHS, Larteh zone of the Ghana Government Pensioners Association and several educationist from various parts of the country.

Registrar and Founder of Mountcrest University College (MUC), Kwaku Ansah Asare and his siblings expressed appreciation to their late father for supporting them throughout their education and career choices.

The Mountcrest founder described his father as a disciplinarian and a selfless person who did not only believe in their unique abilities as children but also offered them equal access to education while he continued to encourage them to pursue higher education until his demise.

The St. Augustine’s Anglican Church described him as “a man of integrity, who feared the Lord, generous, compassionate, a genius who touched the lives of many both in the Anglican Church and Larteh communities.”

Staff of Readwide and Mountcrest University College, where the late George Ansah Asare served in different administrative capacities, eulogised him as a diligent individual who was not only committed to his work but also made the well-being of staff of MUC and Readwide his utmost priority.

Present at the burial service included Minister for Chieftaincy, Stephen Asamoah Boateng,  former Director of the Ghana School of Law, Kwasi Prempeh, former Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange,  Dr. Yeboah Amoah, and former Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen among several others.

By Ebenezer K. Amponsah