President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo is set to rename the University For Development Studies after late former president, Jerry John Rawlings.
This was contained in President Akufo-Addo’s tribute to former President Jerry John Rawlings at the final funeral ceremony held yesterday, 27th January 2021 at the Black Square in Accra.
According to Akufo-Addo, this move was in the right direction because of the efforts made by the late Jerry Rawlings in championing the cause of higher education in the country.
While delivering his tribute, President Akufo-Addo eulogized the late former president for his diverse roles in the promotion of governance, democracy, and being the first child of Ghana’s fourth republic.
President Akufo-Addo added that Rawlings’s legacies as both a military and democratic leader is going to be forever etched in the history books of the nation.
Meanwhile, the former president was against the renaming of the University for Development Studies after him while he was alive when PresidentAkufo-Addo first raised the issue.