Search Committee for The Position of Chancellor Inaugurated

The UDS Governing Council has begun the search for a distinguished personality to fill the vacant position of Chancellor of the University.

This came to light at the inauguration of a six – member Committee tasked to solicit nominations and make appropriate recommendations to the Governing Council for the appointment of a Chancellor.

Inaugurating the committee the Chairman of the UDS Governing Council, Mr. Nutifafa Kuenyehia Esq, stated that the UDS Statutes (Statute 6.1) established the position of a Chancellor of the University, to be appointed by Council. However, in its 25years of existence, the University’s administrative machinery had functioned without a Chancellor. “The administrative structures and offices that are prerequisites for the establishment and growth of an academic institution such as ours have been put in place over the years. Yet, we are still left with one important office, to be put in place. And that office is the office of the Chancellor of the University,” Mr. Nutifafa Kuenyehia remarked.

The Vice – Chancellor of UDS, Prof. G. A. Teye hinted that some strategic stake-holders of the University had expressed worry at the delay in appointing a Chancellor for UDS. He expressed the hope that the processes leading to the appointment of a Chancellor for the University would be completed before the climax of the 25th Anniversary celebrations.

For his part, the Registrar, Dr. A.B.T Zakariah recalled previous attempts that were made to appoint a Chancellor. He was optimistic that with the caliber of persons constituting the Committee, a good job will be well done.

Below is the full complement of the composition of the Search Committee:

1. Mr. Nutifafa Kuenyehia Esq,

Council Chairman


2. Prof. Ismail bin Yahaya

Council Rep.


3. Prof. Ing. Felix K. Abagale

Alumni Rep.


4. Dr. A.B.T. Zakariah

Non-teaching Snr. Members’ Rep.


5. Prof. Albert K. Dei

Academic Snr. Members’ Rep.


6. Mr. Abdul – Majeed Yussif

Senior Staff Assoc. Rep.


7. Mr. George Debrie

Dept. Registrar, Council Secretariat.


Source: University Relations

Matriculation Ceremony for Graduate Sandwich Students [Gallery]

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Dr. Abdul Nashirudeen Mumuni Receives the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Medical Physics

Dr. Abdul Nashirudeen Mumuni has emerged the winner of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Award in Medical Physics for the year 2017. Dr. Mumuni is a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences of the University for Development Studies (Tamale Campus).

He holds a BSc (Hons. I) in Applied Physics with Environmental Science from the UDS, an MSc (with Commendation) in Medical Physics Computing from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and a PhD in Clinical Physics, specializing in Neuroimaging and Psychological Medicine from the University of Glasgow, UK. His research interest is in the area of Diagnostic Imaging (focusing on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS) of the human brain).

The Award was presented to him during the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Prague, Czech Republic in June 2018. The Award included a cash prize of 1000 Euro, an IUPAP medal and the IOMP certificate. In addition, a short Biography of him was published in Medical Physics World.

A citation accompanying the Award recognized Dr. Mumuni’s contribution to the advancement of quantitative magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques in studies of brain metabolism through his research work.

About the IUPAP Young Scientist Award 

This award was established and funded by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and awarded by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) as the IUPAP affiliated International Commission for Medical Physics.

Source: University Relations