Akufo Addo sparks confusion after hinting of renaming University of Ghana after JB Danquah

The conversation surrounding the renaming of Ghana’s premier University, the University of Ghana has popped up again.

This was after the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo made a comment indicating the renaming of the university may happen in the future.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo speaking at the 75th anniversary thanksgiving service of the University of Ghana brought up the conversation again and many have started contemplating on his real intent.

According to the President, the late Joseph Boakye Danquah played a pivotal role in the establishment of the university.

He adds that the university could in future be renamed after J.B Danquah to recognize his contribution. The President believes many will not oppose the idea of it should come up.

“It will be wholly appropriate and not at all far-fetched, to describe Joseph Boakye Dankwa as the founder of this university. A fact which on the 75th anniversary of its existence should be vividly recalled by all of us who have been and are beneficiaries of his work,” he indicated.

He hinted that the renaming may happen one day.

“Indeed, in many other jurisdictions where there is less heat in their politics and more attachment to the fact of historical record, it would not have been out of place to have this university named after him. Who knows, one day it may well happen.” he added.

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