Professor Raymond Bagulo Bening, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Development Studies (UDS) has urged researchers to ensure the protection of their findings.
According to the former vice chancellor, public records are meant to be safeguarded because they preserve the Ghanaian culture and heritage, which were important to the development of any country.
Prof Beining made the appeal at the launch of his book titled, “The History of Education in Northern Ghana” in Accra on Wednesday.
The programme, which was attended by Charles Jacobs, Ambassador of Namibia, academicians, officials of Copy Right Ghana, and council members of UDS, was meant to create awareness about the historical development of education in the northern parts of Ghana.
Professor Bening, a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts, said the second edition, which is an improvement on the first had gone through a lot of research to produce a comprehensive material.
The 600-page book, he said, looked at key areas such as investment and educational materials, development of infrastructure and the role of missionaries and governments in the advancement of education in the northern sector.
“The sources of information are based on colonial and after independence era in Ghana and United Kingdom,” he stressed.
Professor Bening, also a Geographer added that the content included correspondence between the Governor and district education officer in the colonial period, meetings of the Legislative Assembly and some meetings of successive governments in the Fourth Republic.
By Luther King Owusu-Amoah