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Ex-Ghanaian President, Rawlings Rejects Renaming Of Varsity After Him

By Galaxy - 9 days ago

Former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, has rejected an attempt by the nation’s Ministry of Education to rename the University of Development Studies after him.

 

The UDS is part of four schools that the Education ministry included in a draft bill, which is aimed at renaming four tertiary institutions after notable Ghanaian personalities.

 

Rawlings rejected the government’s offer on his verified Facebook page.

 

He said, “The former President has taken particular note of the plan to re-name four universities after eminent Ghanaian personalities, including the naming of the University of Development Studies (UDS) after him.

 

“When the proposal for the naming of the UDS was first brought to the former President’s attention by the Education Minister in 2017, he thanked the President and the government for the honour, but politely declined the offer because he had a long-standing principle not to have national monuments and facilities named after him.

 

“The former President has since the publication of the details of the new bill to be tabled to Parliament written to the Minister of Education to reiterate his position and kindly requested that the re-naming of UDS after him be withdrawn from the Draft Bill to be submitted to Parliament.

 

“The former President once again thanks the President and all those who in diverse ways are keen on recognizing his contribution to the development of Education in the country.”

 

The affected institutions include the University of Development Studies, the University of Professional Studies Accra, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, as well as the University of the Energy and Natural Resources.


Source: African review
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