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16.07.2004 General News

Ghana's History To Be Computarized

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A computerized system to help in the proper documentation of the country's history is to be instituted in the country.

This is to ensure that the country's past is not diluted by the current spate of modernisation.

Dr. Irene Odotei, the President of the Historical Society of Ghana, who made this known at the society's annual conference in Accra, therefore, called on historians to take up the challenge to ensure that the country's history was saved for posterity.

She said the digitization of all historical documents of courts and houses of chiefs among others were in progress to ensure that such vital documents were kept for future references.

Dr. Odotei noted with regret that historians in the country had not done much in the study of the Ghanaian urban environment, which according to her, continued to be shaped by a variety of forces which had formed the basis of many interesting academic studies.

The Department of History of the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the society was in the process of introducing a post-graduate course in urban history, which she said would be of benefit to post graduate students in the country.

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