Wednesday, September 21 declared as Public Holiday


 Ministry of the Interior has designated Wednesday, September 21, a public holiday in honor of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

The day has been designated, according to an Accra-based government statement, to remember and honor Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president.

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The statement from the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, read, "The general public is therefore advised that Wednesday, September 21, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a statutory public holiday and should be recognized as such throughout the country."

On September 21, 1909, Nkrumah was born in the Western Region's Nkroful. 

He went to Achimota School and received teaching training. He migrated here in 1935 to further his education, earning a BA from Lincoln University before leaving. 

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He went to Achimota School and received teaching training. In order to further his education, he relocated to the US in 1935. In 1939, he graduated from Lincoln University with a BA.

Additionally, he got a Master of Science in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942, a Master of Arts in philosophy the following year, and an STB (Bachelor of Sacred Theology) the same year.

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Source : Verrasendom|Viralnews Gh. 

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