UDS 22ND MATRICULATION CEREMONY
The joyous moment, knowing you will be officially admitted into a university. This was written boldly on the faces of all freshers as the gravitated towards the school auditorium with high speed (laughter).
On the 12th of October, 2019, the class of 2023 were officially matriculated.
This ceremony has actually taken place on all UDS campuses.
Before the ceremony began, Ecowas Hall and Savannah hall were with full energy as they walk the resident freshers of the hall. As a matter of fact, it was the first time seeing Ecowas Hall and Savannah Hall having ” JAMA” together. It was all love.
As early as 8am the Principal together with his subordinates processed in. After the procession the school anthem was sung
A prayer was offered by the various religious groups on campus, the Christians and the Muslims.
The Deans and their associates were also introduced.
Meanwhile, the registrar was represented by the campus officer.
Before the matriculants sworn the oath, the principal delivered a speech.
Upon his delivery, he congratulates the matriculants on the day.
He stated that, the matriculation marks the end of admission and the formal admission into the school.
You need to know the reason for coming to school and the need to achieve that purpose. He said.
In his submission, all admitted candidates were admitted upon certain merits. Addressing the congregation, this year had an increase in application, a total of 19,183 of which 9, 479 was admitted.
Prof. Luguterah, the Navrongo Campus principal went on further that, out of the total 9,479, 51.9% were males and 48.26% were females. This has shown a significant increase in female applicants and admission.
This admission include student into the faculty of mathematical sciences, faculty of applied sciences and faculty of earth and environmental sciences.
Furthermore, he ensured the matriculants that, security and safety on campus will be regulated to ensure the safety and lives of students on campus. Addressing the issue of the campus’ lighting system.
On the issue of sex for grades which was aired few days ago, showing some lecturers indulging in the acts, of which he the principal strongly stand against. He stated clearly that the management of the school will not take it lightly with any senior member of the university seen or caught indulging in such act. We further cautioned the matriculants to be very careful,as not to fall victim.
Before ending his speech, he announced that, the school would be renamed very soon as it attain autonomy.
He advises the matriculants to be good students and welcomes them to the UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES.
As at 11am the matriculation ceremony was brought to an end after which the campus officer sworn every faculty into the school.
Another journey for the freshers, and we wish them all the best!
UDS WA WON OVER UDS NAVRONGO
On Tuesday 10th September,2019 a programme organized by Westminster foundation for democracy under the parliament of Ghana, UDS WA travelled all the way to Navrongo.
The programme was graced by the principal himself, Prof. Luguterah and students’ parliament patron , Mr Luu Yin.
According to the principal, extra curricular activities helps the individual to actualise him or herself since academics is not the only way, but caution it to be balanced any way.
The session was a debate on changing the 4years presidential term to six years. Navrongo campus was for the motion and Wa campus was against the motion, and also a quiz which comprises of general knowledge.
Both had a close range, as a matter of fact Navrongo campus had more exposure since they have been there before.
The country’s representative, states it clearly that, this competition was so far his best, as he enjoyed the battle between the two sister school.
The debate which is 60% and quiz 40% went in favour of Wa campus which was slightly over the scores of Navrongo campus’.
The patron of Navrongo campus’ edged the Wa students to continue with the hard work as they journeyed through the competition. Even though he expresses a displeasure on his campus’ student he believed it was a competition.
Congratulations to UDS WA campus!
USAG Brings SSNIT Info Shop To UDS-Navrongo.
The University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG) in its mission to contribute its quota, as an academic and intellectual community, to the national development agenda through constructive engagement with the people, agencies and organizations which have a stake in the socio-cultural, economic growth, in collaboration with Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has paid an official visit to the University for Development Studies – Navrongo Campus to discuss the SSNIT Info Shop.
The campaign is targeted at educating students on their rights to social security and preparing them to take interest in their retirement planning even before they start working.
The union, seeks to throw more light on its activities as an Insurance company, with joy. The union would elaborate more on its operations and the benefits one would accrue as a registered member.
Personalities scheduled to talk under the program dated on Saturday, 6th of April 2019 at the school’s auditorium, 9:00 am prompt includes;
The Director General of SSNIT Ghana; Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, Prof. Albert Luguterah (Principal, UDS Navrongo campus), President of USAG, Kingsley Sarpong Akowuah and the Central SRC president, Emmanuel Kofi Abotsi. You should not miss out on the program because; there’s going to be one-on-one interaction with SSNIT Director General (to enable you broaden your network. The key to business, and a successful job hunt, is building strong relationships over time with people), there would be free SSNIT Biometric Registration, Universal E-Zwich registration, free USAG/SNNIT branded lacoste T-shirt and item 13 is your right, it would be in abundance.
Let’s get ourselves educated and secure our tomorrow.
By: Mark Abakah Amoah
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