Sandwich Graduate Students Swear Matriculation Oath

A total of One Hundred and Seventy One (171) students have been admitted to pursue various second degree programmes offered by UDS for the 2017/2018 academic year. This was disclosed in a speech delivered by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. G.A. Teye at a Matriculation Ceremony held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Tamale.

The VC also announced the establishment of a Centre for Distance and Continuing Education (with centers initially located within the university catchment area) with a view to allow Teachers and other Professionals living in seemingly distant communities to obtain degrees and diplomas that are relevant to their career objectives.

He admonished the fresh men and women to discard the notion that pursuing sandwich programmes was an easier path to obtaining higher degrees, stating emphatically that the degrees of the University for Development Studies are only awarded to those who are found worthy in character and learning.

The matriculation oath was administered by the Registrar, Dr. A.B.T Zakariah.

Source: University Relations

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment Launches Mass Tree Planting Exercise

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, launched a mass tree planting exercise to mark the boundaries of the Tamale Campus of the University and the University’s lands at Gbanyamni, also a suburb in Tamale.

The exercise saw support and participation of various departments and units of the University such as the Estate Directorate, the Works and Physical Development Directorate (WPD) and the University Relations to ensure the success of it.

The Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Dr. Elliot Alhassan indicated that, this exercise was not only for the purpose of beautification but also to deter encroachers on the University’s lands. Dr. Alhassan was optimistic that, the exercise would in the course of time, be carried out in the various campuses of UDS and on all lands acquired by the University.

Present to plant the first tree for the entire exercise was the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye. Prof. Teye emphasized the need for such an exercise and encouraged the entire UDS Community to get involved and make the exercise a success. “The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment has initiated this and rightly so but it is incumbent on all of us to support this initiative so as to safeguard our lands” he entreated.
Notably present were Surv. Dr. Akibu Abdulai, Director of Estates, Ing. Samuel Abiko, Director, WPD and the Mrs. Sauda Belko-Sulemanah, Head, University Relations.


Source: University Relations

Prof. Teye, Appointed to Serve on The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Council

The Vice-Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye has been appointed to serve on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Council for a period of three years.

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UDS Signs MoU with Care International

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has entered into an agreement of research exchange and rural development with Care International, Ghana. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) took place on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dungu Campus.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye signed for UDS whiles Ambassador Elkanah Obembo, the Country Director, signed for Care International, Ghana.

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, the two institutions will undertake joint research and educational activities, exchange research information, develop capacity of staff and students and undertake any other cooperative activities that will be beneficial to both institutions. The partnership will through the Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS), roll-out a new model of TTFPP that will emphasize on attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new TTFPP model will take off in the Third Trimester of the 2017/2018 academic year.

Welcoming the delegation, Prof. Teye thanked Ambassador Obembo and expressed optimism that the signing of the MoU will pave the way for further collaborations with Care International and consequently, lead to development of rural communities. He noted that, UDS has a bank of varied research works and all it needed was the resources for implementation. He was hopeful that such collaboration with Care International will be a perfect engagement that will lead to the transformation of the rural communities

For his part, Ambassador Obembo assured the University of his Organization’s resolve to work towards achieving the objectives of the MoU, particularly, the implementation and sustenance of the new TTFPP model.

Accompanying Ambassodor Obembo were Mr.Michael Alandu, Chief of Party for Northern Ghana Governance Activities and Ms. Agnes Loriba, Team Leader–Tamale Sub-Office of Care International, Ghana. Prof. Amin Alhassan, Dr. Courage Saaba, Dr. Richard Yeboah and others senior teaching and administrative staff also represented UDS.

UDS Wins Bronze in 2017 Commonwealth Day National Debate Competition

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March. The 52 countries of the Commonwealth celebrate Commonwealth Day. 2017 marks 40 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration marked on the same day every year.

The Parliament of Ghana celebrated the day with the theme ‘’A Peace-Building Commonwealth”.

In a message read on her behalf, the Queen of England and Head of the Commonwealth nations, Queen Elizabeth II stated that “working together we will build peace by defending the dignity of every individual and community by upholding justice and the rule of law.”

The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, charged the youth to be disciplined to change the fortunes of the country at all levels.


Mr. Nkrumah Cyril K. Dzidedi and Mr. Frederick Keli Kofi Tse from the University for Development Studies (UDS) ably represented the Baobab in the debate competition on the topic “that free SHS should be free for all citizens or is free SHS feasible in Ghana?”.

The first round had six (6) participating schools namely; University of Cape Coast (UCC), University for Development (UDS), Islamic University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

UDS spoke for the motion in the first round and after advancing into the second round, spoke against the motion.

The second which was also the final round yielded in the UDS TEAM grabbing the BRONZE MEDAL by placing overall third. UCC grabbed gold and UG took silver.