Vice Chancellor Mourns With Prof. Arhin’s Family

Vice Chancellor and his wife, (face partly covered) at the ceremony

The Vice-Chancellor yesterday attended the One-Week commemoration of the passing away of Prof. Kwame Arhin, a former Director of the Institute of African Studies.   He was accompanied by his wife, Prof. Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey.  Other officials and members of the University community were present to mourn with the bereaved family.

As a tribute to the former Director of the Institute, members of the Ghana Dance Ensemble were also at the ceremony to provide various drum and dance performances.

Some tributes that have poured in speak of a man whose contribution to chieftaincy research and study was immense.  Described as a fine scholar, gentleman and distinguished professor, others have described Prof. Arhin as a “brilliant scholar, at home in both his own field of anthropology and in his adopted field of history.  His writings on the Asante past — the nature of its government, peasantry, and economy — must still be read and absorbed by any serious student of the history of Ghana.”

The late Prof. Kwame Arhin, a former Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Prof. Arhin was first appointed Research Fellow at the Institute in October 1963. He was appointed Director of IAS in 1987 until his retirement in 1995.

Prof. Nana, Damirifa Due!