Mr. Henry Kwaku Boafo

Part Time Lecturer

Research Areas/Interests


Henry Kwaku Boafo is an Architect at the Centre for Settlement Studies within the Faculty of Built Environment, College of Art and Built Environment at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Boafo is mainly responsible for all the Architectural related schemes at the Centre, which deals with the design and construction of buildings and structures to suit the environmental and living standards of the rural and sub-urban poor, which is the mandate of the Centre. However issues of climate change have led to the incorporation of energy efficiency in buildings and this has affected and attracted the urban middle class as clients. 

Henry joined the Kumasi Polytechnic (KP), now Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) in 1995 as a part-time lecturer serving in four Departments. In the Building Technology Department, he handled courses in Building Science, Construction Technology, Construction Planning and Control, and Site Supervision and Management. He assisted the Estate Management Department in Measurements and Building Drawing. At the Civil Engineering Department, he handled Site Layout and Supervision; and at the Hospitality, Catering and Institutional Management Department, he handled the Accommodation Course which dealt with understanding the various materials used in construction especially with finishes and how best they were to be maintained and with the most appropriate equipment.

He left the Kumasi Polytechnic in 1999 to join KNUST as a Research Fellow. He supported the Department of Architecture with their Studio Programmes of the final year BSc. programme for the 2000/2001 academic year, final year Post Graduate for the 2001/2002 academic year, and the second year BSc. for the 2002/2003 academic years. He has since been supporting the Land Economy Department in Building Construction Programme and introduced the study of software to aid their works in the Real Estate year 2 and Land Economy years 2 and 3.

Kwaku Boafo has been involved in robotics since 2012 when he was asked by the Ghana Robotic Academy Foundation (GRAF) to help build a training board for the Ghanaian contingent that had qualified for the World Robotic Olympiad to be held in Malaysia. This he executed excellently, and following robotics activity closely in Ghana, he was awarded with a robotic kit from the US Embassy, through GRAF. He then purchased more kits to train Opoku Ware Basic School, Kumasi in 2014. The school won the Autonomous Rescue Challenge (ARC) at both the primary and junior high levels. Presenting a junior high team to compete at the senior high level, they won the gold medal too. The same holds true for the 2015 Robotics inspired Science Education (RiSE) year organised by GRAF. After this, the alumni of his alma mater Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi, requested for help in rebuilding the Robotics Club. They won the Gold and Silver medals in the South Western Zone of Ghana, and were second and third at the National level. The first team was a private team in Kumasi coached by Kwaku Boafo. In 2017, GSTS under him won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the National level. In 2018, he qualified the GSTS Robotic Team for the Robofest Championship held in Michigan, USA. In 2019, he led GSTS team to win an award at the first Science and Technology fair organised by Primetime in Accra. Henry Kwaku Boafo has since organised training for young students who wish to be coaches and is leading a group of young students to put in practise the knowledge already acquired to benefit their various communities and the country.

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