Ho Technical University Rector puts name change on hold after Asogli chiefs protest

Ho Technical University Rector puts name change on hold after Asogli chiefs protest

The Registrar of Ho Technical University, Dr. Christopher Amehoe, has announced that he has reversed plans to change the name of the school.

Reports revealed that the Ho Technical University will be renamed after the late composer and educator, Dr. Ephraim Amu.

But the move received a strong opposition when the Asogli state chiefs in a press conference warned against the renaming.

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The chiefs argued that in as much they appreciate Dr. Ephraim Amu's contribution to Ghana and the Volta Region, appropriate consultation was needed.

According to Dr. Amehoe, the renaming process had been put on hold following the agitation of the chiefs.

The Registrar noted that they had decided to meet with the chiefs concerning the issue but it seemed both parties were somewhat busy.

Dr. Amehoe also revealed that the governing council have a lot of respect for the chiefs so they are willing to consult and dialogue over the renaming issue.

Meanwhile, Dr. Amehoe insisted that there are no fresh moves to effect the name change as earlier planned.

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The Registrar however admitted that there have been earlier meeting held to discuss the possible renaming after Dr. Ephraim Amu.

The renaming issue popped up in 2018 when a report revealed that President Akufo-Addo suggested that the university be renamed.

The suggestion however seem not be go down well with all that may have been concerned about the renaming.

It was also revealed that President Akufo-Addo had suggested the renaming of some other universities in Ghana.

The renaming of Ghana's premier university, University of Ghana came top of the discussion with many experts opposing the move.

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