Vol 2 No 2 (2016)
Articles

The Use of Sculptures to Augment Naming of Buildings in Honor of Heroes and Heroines in Ho Polytechnic, Ho, Ghana

Adja-Koadade Mokpokpo
Industrial Art Department, Ho Polytechnic
Published December 1, 2016
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Keywords
  • Graphical representations, Heroes, Ho polytechnic, Reliefs and in-the-round sculptures.
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Mokpokpo, A.-K. (2016). The Use of Sculptures to Augment Naming of Buildings in Honor of Heroes and Heroines in Ho Polytechnic, Ho, Ghana. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2(2), 34-38. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.522/2016.2.2/522.2.34.38

Abstract

It is important to celebrate our heroes and heroines, who in diverse ways, bring development to nations, peoples and places. These important personalities should be identified and acknowledged by the beneficiaries of their labor, and be given the due recognition. It is in light of this that Ho Polytechnic, now Ho Technical University, decided to label the names of her heroes and heroines on the various structures in honor of their contributions towards the success of the Institution . The main aim of this study is to create the awareness that three dimensional or relief sculpture, could be the appropriate ways of keeping visual records of renowned personalities, or important historical figures of an Institution, instead of only graphical representations of their names on buildings. The main tools used in this research were interviews and the internet to identify and ascertain the facts about the Ho Polytechnic's heroes and heroines. The study stressed the use of busts and relief sculptures to portray images of the heroes and heroines of the Ho Polytechnic which is backed by their concise histories.

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