Two lecturers of the Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics have donated a set of books they authored to the Department at a short ceremony.
The lecturers are Mr. Peter Alexander Hope and Mr. Emmanuel Asubonteng.
The donated books which were written in the Akan Language are “Akanfo Ammamer” and “Mber Pa Beba Ampa”. “Akanfo Ammamer” is about the traditions and culture of Akans whiles “Mber Pa Beba Ampa” is a motivational story.
Boost Teaching, Learning, and Research
Presenting the books, Mr. Asubonteng noted that the gesture was to contribute to teaching, learning, and research in the Department. He explained that they found it expedient to produce the books to boost academic work in the Department and other tertiary institutions that run programmes in languages “We found it expedient to write these books for our academic work and to serve other purposes such as our promotion” he explained.
On his part, the Mr.Hope added the books were to enlighten students and readers about the culture, traditions, and values about Akans. “We want posterity to know about their background and cherish what we have as a people,” he emphasised.
Need for Reading Materials
Receiving the books, the Head of the Department, Dr. E. Amo Ofori, commended the lecturers for coming out with the books. He noted that the Department was in dire need of textbooks and reading materials in the library for both lecturers and students. He urged lecturers in other languages within the Department to emulate their Akan Language colleagues.
“It’s difficult getting current materials for our the programmes we run here so I am highly elated that these books have been produced by our lecturers handling the Akan Language and it is my expectation that the other languages will follow their efforts” he implored.