President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that the necessary formalities are underway to rename the University for Development Studies ( UDS ) after late president Jerry John Rawlings although he rejected the offer while alive.
While addressing guests and family of the late president during the funeral service at the Black Star Square in Accra, Akufo-Addo noted that two days after the demise of Rawlings, a consensus arrived at the University for Development Studies (UDS) that his memory should be immortalized by the renaming of the school after him.
“While he was with us, he respectfully declined an offer I made to him in 2017 to have the University for Development Studies named after him. His reason was that, in adhering to a long-standing principle, he did not want to have any national monument or facility, named after him.
“Two days after his passing, at the 21st Congregation of UDS, it was agreed the honour be accorded him. I am glad, that this has found favour with his family, and the necessary formalities will be carried out to achieve this,” he explained.