Mr. Ko received his elementary and advanced education at home and then studied medical science in the Siokhe Hospital, Siokhe, and the Hope’s Hospital, Kulangsoo, Amoy, of which the late John Otte, M. D., one of the foremost physicians in Fukien, was superintendent.
Dr. Ko graduated with first honors in 1899 in science and has practiced both in Changchow and Amoy. Beside his professional pursuits he was prominent in social and business activities, especially in Christian movements. It was largely his efforts and assistance that led to the establishment of the Chinese Christian Church in Changchow, the first Church in Fujian Province established and supported by Chinese.
Among the numerous positions Dr. Ko held may be mentioned: President of the Chinese Christian Church, Changchow; member of the committee of the General Chamber of Commerce in Amoy; Advisor to the Commercial and Industrial Bank, and the Nitaka Bank; vice-director of the Amoy Canning Company; Director of the Lamfong Drug Co., Amoy and the Lamson Dispensary, Changchow; member of the Committee of the City Y. M. C. A., Amoy and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Girls Public School, Amoy.