Akuffo-Addo to ‘forcefully’ name University after JJ Rawlings after his death

The President of the Republic have pledged to honor the memory of late former President Jerry John Rawlings by naming the University of Development Studies(UDS) after him…


During the graduation ceremony of graduates at the Tamale campus of UDS he said even though the deceased States Man had no interest in having a monument named after him, he’ll still do it.


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“The immense amount of work undertaken by President Rawlings and his government resulted in the establishment of this university. In 2017, I indicated to him through the Minister for Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh my decision to name this university after him. He respectfully declined the honour and offer because of his principle not to have national monuments named after him.”


Notwithstanding these sentiments, and with all due respect to him, it is my strong belief, which I am sure has the backing of the majority of Ghanaians that such an honour be accorded him,” he insisted.


Jerry John Rawlings died on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday the 12th of November 2020.


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