University of Ghana Holds 2017 Remembrance Day

A group picture of University officials and Muslim Clerics after the prayers

The University of Ghana has commemorated the 2017 Remembrance Day with Muslim Prayers at the University of Ghana Mosque and a Christian Interdenominational Service in the Great Hall to remember members of the University Community who passed away during the 2016/2017 academic year.

Imam Abubakari Baba who led the Muslims prayers admonished all to live upright lives that will bring glory to Almighty Allah in order to be saved on the Day of Judgment. There were Quranic readings and translations, Hadith reading, and recitals and DuahKhatim- Al-Quran to observe the day.

The President of the Ghana Muslim Students Association (GMSA), Yusuf Abdul Rauf encouraged all to identify their purpose in life and work towards achieving it to help make the world a better place. He disclosed that the GMSA was in the process of developing an action plan from the University’s strategic Plan to contribute their quota to the growth of the University.

Making brief remarks at the Prayers, The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oduro Owusu expressed his appreciation to the Imam and Clerics for their continued support of the Remembrance Day celebrations. He was happy about the GMSA’s efforts as actualizing the University’s strategic plan and pledged the University’s support in that regard.

The gathering listening to the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu

The Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Dr. Paul Boafo, in his sermon during the Christian Service, urged Christians to strive to lead godly lives since death was eminent.  While commiserating with the bereaved families, he urged them to be strong inspite of the pain due to the loss of loved ones, adding that there is hope in the resurrection of the saints.


Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Dr. Paul Boafo

As an act of remembrance, the Roll of the Departed members was called out by representatives from UTAG, FUSSAG, TEWU and the SRC. A minute’s silence was observed, and intercessory prayers led by the University Christian Fellowship (UCF) President, Mr. Bright Amadehe.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro, in remarks, said the Remembrance Day celebration, which was an avenue to comfort close relatives, friends and loved ones of deceased staff as well as foster the spirit of solidarity within the community, reinforced the University’s commitment to its current and past employees and students.., He said it was also an occasion for Christians to renew their hope in the divine promise that there is life after death. He admonished all to ponder on the legacy they would leave behind and strive to do what is right in order to make the world a better place, even after their departure.


Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro

A Representative of the bereaved families, Mrs. Sarah Adinku expressed appreciation to the clergy, management and the University Community for their support, encouragement and prayers during their period of bereavement. 

The Scripture readings for the sermon were taken by Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, College Secretary, College of Education and Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, College Secretary, College of Basic and Applied Science. The service was officiated by Rev. Abamfo Atiemo, Chairman of the Chaplaincy Board.

The UG Jubilee Choir, Department of Music Choir and the IMCS Pax Romana Choir of the University of Ghana rendered melodious tunes at the Service.


UG Jubilee Choir

A group picture of University officials and Clergy after the service



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