Former President, Jerry John Rawlings had earlier asked the Ministry of Education to remove the clause that seeks to rename the University of Development Studies (UDS) in his honour from the new University Bill.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Rawlings reiterated his earlier position with which he turned down a similar request two years ago.
According to the founder of the UDS, he does not want the institution to be renamed after him because of his principle not to have any monument named for him.
Mr. Rawlings, therefore, wants the Education Minister to without delay, withdraw that aspect of the Bill before it is laid before Parliament.
“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.”