Renaming The University of Ghana Is Needless, Improve Our Educational System Instead, Akufo-Addo Told – EDUCATE AFRICA INSTITUTE (EAI)


Dear all, President Akufo Addo indicated that he will change the name of the University of Ghana, Legon soon to honor the memory and legacy of J.B Danquah. President Akufo-Addo made these statements at the 75th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the University of Ghana.

And we at Educate Africa Institute (EAI) deem it to be unnecessary. There are many important pertinent and pressing issues the president ought to think of and address them.

The government started the implementation of the new curriculum in September 2019 but still, there are no teaching and learning materials. And due to that teachers and learners are just marking time.

Last year, EAI conducted an in-depth study on curriculum implementation and we established that our basic schools are collapsing because of poor policy implementation. Have a look at the research elements:

Besides, President Akufo-Addo vowed to build 350 SHS but he has failed that promise.
In December 2018, the former General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu said the NPP government is still committed to constructing 350 SHS.
Each school building by the NPP is expected to cost GH¢3.5 million.

As we speak the government is unable to manage its own Free SHS policy.

We are of the view that the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo should not dream of renaming the University of Ghana, Legon, and rather improve our educational system. That is more prudent than the renaming of UG. Even, many Legon students have graduated and are jobless. He must also think of creating more jobs to empower the youth. Restoring his own NaBCO for the youth is another topic.

Alternatively, the President must use his pocket money to construct a new University at Kyebi in the name of J.B. Danquah.

Ghanaians did not vote for him to rename institutions but rather add more.

We are Ghanaians.


William Boadi
Executive Director, Educate Africa Institute (EAI), Educationist, Social Worker and Political analyst.

Anthony Cobbinah
Director of Guidance and Counseling, EAI.0243679469

Wisdom Matey
Deputy Director of Program, EAI.
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