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Renaming UG after JB Danquah unacceptable – Clement Apaak

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s claim that the University of Ghana would eventually be renamed in honor of Joseph Boakye (J.B.) Danquah is unacceptable, according to Dr. Clement Apaak, deputy ranking member of Parliament’s Education Committee.

He said that the president had made an effort to give his ancestors a significant role in Ghanaian history throughout his administration.

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This comes after the President hinted that the esteemed school could someday be renamed in honor of J.B. Danquah in recognition of his unyielding resolve and crucial role in inspiring the people of Ghana to create the university.

At the University of Ghana’s 75th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service, President Akufo-Addo made these remarks.

However, Dr. Apaak claimed it won’t be required to rename the university in an interview with Citi News.

“Remember that JB Danquah belongs to the president’s family and this is not the first time that we have picked up signals that if the president has his way, UG will be named after JB Danquah.

“I believe that that ought not to be the case. There is a general tendency that we are witnessing where President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has tried to eulogize his ancestry and to give his forebears a prominent place in Ghana’s history,” he stated.

 

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