University of Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale, named after Jerry John Rawlings – President Akuffo Addo declared.


The President of the Republic of Ghana,  His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has disclosed to the general public that, the University of Development Studies in Tamale with other branches across the nation shall be called Jerry John Rawlings University of Development Studies.

The President made this known during his tribute and farewell speech at the burial service held at Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday 27, 2021.

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The University of Development Studies in Tamale was personally established by the late president and that, such an honour must be accorded to him.

According to Nana Addo,the late Revolutionary leader who subsequently adopted a civilian rule which Ghana still enjoy till date, was not in best terms for many years but they both became closed friends later before his demise in 12 November 2020.

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