June 14, 2024

Former President John Dramani Mahama has served notice to restore the original names of the public universities that have been renamed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

He stated that the current names will be given to significant infrastructure in the universities.

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said that every public university was initiated and built by the NDC.

He says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) only comes in to rename those universities.

“We are known as nation builders because of the number of schools we have built. Every public university was initiated and built by us. All the NPP knows how to do is name universities that people have built.

“After NDC builds a university, then they will give it the name of one of their heroes or people. We are going to rename the universities. Ghana has many heroes, and not only the heroes of the NPP tradition.


“We can name an administration block, hostel, and library after somebody. But the university must reflect its core mandate. And so we will restore the original names, and the names that they have given them will be given to significant infrastructure in the universities.

“And we will add other people and name the infrastructure in the universities after them. But if the university is the University for Development Studies, that is its core mandate. It will be called the University for Development Studies,” he said while addressing party supporters, chiefs, and students at Zuarungu in the Upper East Region.

It is recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo renamed the University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa campus after Simon Diedong (SD) Dombo, a politician from the United Party tradition.

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