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The conversion of the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies into a fully-fledged university will attract development into the Upper West Region, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kwesi Yankah, has said.

The Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi constituency in the Savannah Region, Alhaji Yussif Sulemana has presented 100 bags of cement and a number of plastic chairs to the Bamboi community to support education delivery.

Twelve girls are confirmed pregnant and taking part in this year's Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region.

Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Education, on Monday reiterated government’s commitment in promoting tertiary education as a means of equipping the citizens with tools vital for national development.

Some schools in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, have had their roofs ripped off after two days of heavy rains.

On Saturday night, there was rainfall for close to five hours.

Again on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, there was another heavy downpour.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has asked the Akufo Addo administration not to rename the University of Development Studies (UDS) after him.

There are reports of a plan to re-name four universities after eminent Ghanaian personalities.

But a statement issued by the office of Mr Rawlings said: “The former President has since the publication of the details of the new bill to be tabled to Parliament written to the Minister of Education to reiterate his position and kindly requested that the re-naming of UDS after him be withdrawn from the Draft Bill to be submitted to Parliament.”

Below is the full statement

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has taken note of publications in the media on a proposed Universities Bill to be submitted to Parliament.

The former President has taken particular note of the plan to re-name four universities after eminent Ghanaian personalities, including the naming of the University of Development Studies (UDS) after him.

When the proposal for the naming of the UDS was first brought to the former President’s attention by the Education Minister in 2017, he thanked the President and the government for the honour, but politely declined the offer because he had a long-standing principle not to have national monuments and facilities named after him.

Indeed in November 2015 when the then government of the day offered to name the Offshore Cape Three Points Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel after him he turned down the offer as well.

The former President has since the publication of the details of the new bill to be tabled to Parliament written to the Minister of Education to reiterate his position and kindly requested that the re-naming of UDS after him be withdrawn from the Draft Bill to be submitted to Parliament.

The former President once again thanks the President and all those who in diverse ways are keen on recognizing his contribution to the development of Education in the country.

source: ghanaweb.com

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