Experts credit Ghana's system of sending high school students to boarding schools in other parts of the country for their education, which exposes Ghanaians to other communities and cultures, for creating tolerance and cooperation. For many Ghanaians, the reaction to Thursday's ruling will test that. But most think the reaction will be peaceful.
If that happens, Kwao says he hopes it will resonate across the continent. "I think it would be an extremely good message and that all leaders should look at and by all means emulate," Kwao says, "because as a continent I think we've done ourselves in too long, mostly because of political disagreement. So if we can take this to the Supreme Court and we can accept it, I think the other 52 or 53 nations should look up to it say this is the way forward."
There is one thing Kwao predicts with confidence.
When the Supreme Court convenes on Thursday and the live nationwide television and radio broadcasts go on air, "I think 98% of Ghanaians will be glued to it."