No Helmet No Entry.
The Management of the University for Development studies (UDS) has begun operations to crack down on riding without a helmet within its Tamale Campus from February 24, 2017.
The ‘No Helmet No Entry’ policy was instituted to ensure the safety of particularly students as well as staff and visitors who ride to and within UDS Campuses. This is as a result of an increased spate of motorcycle related accidents recorded both within and without the campuses involving students some of which have been fatal due the victims not wearing helmets.
It is against this backdrop that Management of the University instituted the policy which the Vice-Chancellor mentioned while delivering his speech during the University’s Matriculation Ceremony in 2016.
Check points have since been constructed and security personnel deployed to man all three entries into the campus. Plans are underway to replicate enforcement in all UDS Campuses within Tamale, Nyankpala, Wa and Navrongo.