Ms Caecila Wijgers, Ag. Ambassador of the Netherlands on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Prof. Seidu Al-hassan. The meeting took place in the office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University’s Central Administration, Tamale.
Ms. Wijgers explained that her visit among other things, was to discuss the progress and impact of NICHE projects in the University and in Northern Ghana in general. She indicated that the Dutch Embassy was keen on feedback on their collaborations with institutions, communities and businesses.
The Dean of the School of Medical Health Science (SMHS), Prof. Francis Abantanga and the Dean of School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS), Dr. Nafiu Amadu were present at the meeting together with other officials from both Schools to give insight into the state of the various NICHE projects and what their impacts have been. Mr. Tony Amalba of the SMHS reported that, over two hundred (200) qualified medical doctors have since Project 082, been trained on the Problem Based Learning Approach (PBL). “Students integrate well with the move from Root Learning to a more meaningful learning approach which is what PBL is all about” Mr. Amalba added.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor on his part thanked Ms Wijgers for her visit and reiterated that the University is appreciative of the support from the Dutch government through the Embassy. He further applauded the Dutch Government for its interventions in poverty alleviation especially in Northern Ghana. Prof Al-hassan called for more such projects especially in the area of Capacity building.
Present at the meeting were the Director of Finance, Mr. Mohammed Hardi Shabu, the Deputy Registrar, Mr. George Debrie and some Assistant Registrars from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and University Relations.
Source: University Relations