Nana Addo announces new university to be named after C.K. Tedam
President Nana Akufo-Addo has said there are plans for a university to be created from the University for Development Studies, Navrongo campus to be named after the late founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Clement Kubindiwo Tedam.
It will be named as the C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, pending Parliamentary approval.
The President said a Bill was currently before Parliament in this regard.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed this in his tribute in Paga, in the Kasena Nankana West District in the Upper East Region during the burial ceremony of C.K Tedam, today, Saturday.
President Akufo-Addo described him as a rock whose contribution to the NPP and the country cannot be underestimated.
“In the sitting of Parliament, a Bill seeking to create an autonomous University out of the Navrongo campus of the University of Development Studies will be laid… Once the parliamentary processes are completed, it will be referred to as the C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences.”
The President in a further tribute said the late C.K Tedam left a big void not only for the NPP but in the nation, adding that “I will miss C.K. Tedam dearly”.
In the entourage of the president were, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia; his wife, Samira Bawumia; Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye; Chief of Staff, Akosua Fremaa Osei Opare; Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu; Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay among other dignitaries.
About C.K Tedam
C.K. Tedam was born on 25th November 1925 to Pe Tedam Bayemvua and Kawuri Tedam.
He was the first of two children from his mother and part of the second group of boys from Paga to go to school in 1939.
After completing primary school, he attended Tamale Senior Boy’s Boarding school and after successfully completing teacher training college, he became a teacher.
He later gained admission into the Law faculty of the University of Ghana, Legon in 1969, where he studied Law, political science, philosophy and African studies.
He became a member of the Paga local council and a member of the Kasena-Nankana District Assembly from 1952 to 1954.
Mr. C.K Tedam entered the political scene in 1954 as a member of the legislative assembly and was elected into parliament as an independent candidate.
He later co-founded the Northern People’s Party (NPP) with Mumuni Bawumia, Naa Abeifaa Karbo, J.B Braimah, Tolon Naa Yakubu Tali, Adam Amandi, Imoro Salifu with Simon Diedong Dombo as the head of the party.
He became a member of the Gold Cost Legislative Assembly between 1954 and 1956 and again on the United Party (UP) later in 1956 to March, 6, 1957.