Nana Kwasi Akuffo was enstooled as the 15th occupant of the Ofori Stool of Akuapem in 1895 when he was 32 years old.
EALY LIFE AND EDUCATION
It was on 21st June, 1863 that Opanyin Kofi Bekoe of Kyekurotia, Akropong and Odehye Amma Yeboaa (alias Amma Tanoa) gave birth to Nana Kwasi Akuffo at Akropong. The birth of this bright star took place in the house of Ohemmaa Nana Adwoa Asantewa at about 10.00am.
Young Kwasi Akuffo, who hailed from Sakyiabea House – one of the three ruling houses – began his schooling at the Akropong Basel Mission Junior School at the age of nine years. Two years later – on 3rd May, 1873 – the late Rev. George Widmann of the Basel Missionary Society baptized him and gave him the Christian names of Frederick William.
Brilliant as he was, young Fred passed through the elementary school in seven years (instead of the usual ten) and, without going through the Middle School, proceeded straight to the theological Seminary, also at Akropong to train as teacher-catechist. There, also, he was renowned in his class as one of the best Greek and Latin students.