Ghana to rename four public universities in Draft Bill

Ghana to rename four public universities in Draft Bill

- A draft bill that seeks to rename four public universities presented to Parliament

- The four universities include, University of Professional Studies in Legon

The Education Ministry has prepared a draft bill that looks to rename four public universities if it makes it to Parliament and receives approval by the House without any changes.

According to Joy News, in the draft bill, University of Professional Studies is renamed after its founder, Nana Opoku Ampomah.

The University for Development Studies, for instance, is renamed after Jerry John Rawlings, who has the university as one of his legacies.

Ghana to rename four public universities in Draft Bill

UPSA is one of the universities to be renamed. Source:
Source: UGC

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Also former United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) and Convention People’s Party (CPP) member, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, is honoured with the University of Health and Allied Sciences, located in the  Volta Region, where he hails from. 

Lastly, the University of Energy and Natural Resources would be known as Kofi Abrefa Busia University of Energy and Natural Resources; in honour of the second Prime Minister of Ghana and the only one for the second republic.

The draft of the Public Universities Act further seeks to take majority membership on the universities’ councils from the university community and handover same to the government.

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This has led to some objection from the opposition and Minority in Parliament. Also a Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo has launched a Facebook crusade against the government.

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