The late Reverend Professor Elom Kodzo Dovlo, aged 65, was laid to rest on Saturday, 15th December, 2018, at the Dovlo Family Cemetery at Woe, near Keta, in the Volta Region. This followed a second burial service held for him at the Keta Senior High School compound.
Earlier, on Friday, 14th December, the first burial service was held at the Trinity United Church, Trinity College at Legon in Accra.
The two ceremonies were heavily attended by people from all walks of life—the academia, academic institutions, a large number of clergy, past students, professional associations and friends.
Eulogies were read between solemn hymns sang in Ewe and English while people waited patiently in long queues to file past his remains, paying their last respects. The eulogies bore testimony to the love, dedication and diligence with which Professor Dovlo did his work and treated both associates and subordinates.
Rev. Prof. Dovlo had worked for many years as a professor in the Department for the Study of Religions at the University of Ghana, Legon. After his retirement, he joined MountCrest University College (MCU) in August 2013 as Professor and Dean, Faculty of Arts and Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religions.
At MountCrest, he served in various capacities. In addition to his academic assignments, he served on the Management Board, Academic Board, various committees relating to short courses and ad hoc committees, examination malpractice committee and interview panels for recruitment of staff.
He was also tasked with additional responsibilities as the Director, Distance Education and Dean of Graduate Studies.
He reviewed and put together a number of policies for the University College, worked extensively on outreach and marketing strategies, redesigned the course structure for Religious studies and on its proposed combination with Law. He did a similar combination write-up for Bachelor Degrees in Social Work and Law and Social Work and Public Health.
After five years of dedicated service to MCU, he retired on 31st March, 2018.
It was with a heavy heart that MountCrest received the news of his passing just a few months after retiring from the College.
His death was a great loss to the College and all who had known him.