Daughter of Professor Kofi Abrefa Busia has taken a dig at government over plans to name the University of Energy and Natural Resources after her father.
Frema Busia says her father is bigger than any quack University (referring to the University of Energy and Natural Resources), saying they don’t need that.
Government has made public, intentions to name the University after the late Prime Minister who was also an academic, with President Akufo-Addo reaffirming the decision at the recently held graduation ceremony of the school.
But the daughter is not enthused about the move at all, since she believes it is an insult to the family to name a lesser known or ‘small’ university after Professor Busia.
Miss Busia who was speaking on Accra based Citi TV described her late father as a world class gentleman who was the first African Professor at Oxford.
“My father is a collosal figure. He is a world class gentleman. He was the first African professor at Oxford., He lectured whites at a time when most Africans had not seen classrooms… So are we going to honour him with some university that does not have gravitas? What about Legon? [That] is a university that should have been named after him […] He was the first African professor there. He established the sociology department; he incorporated the African studies there… So if you want to name some quack university somewhere that’s about to be built after him, please stop it, he doesn’t need that.”