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The Burden Of S.D.D UBIDS’ Autonomy On Students And Parents Amidst COVID-19 Hardship From a Catastrophic Fee Payment

University for Development Studies which formerly had four campuses of which Wa campus was one had in recently times granted autonomous to two of it’s campus to form three universities through the intervention of government. These include, University for Development Studies, university of Business and integrated and the university of Technology and Applied Science. UBIDS logo This bold decision of the president saw praises for many but what was unclear was how this autonomy will really have impacted positively on Students and the general well being of those Tertiary students...
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The Adjusted Fee Payable By L200s For The 2020/2021 Academic Year Is Rather a Knee On Our Necks

FROM DAVID'S FOLDERUBIDSDCID L200In the eve of Tuesday, 12-01-2021, I among many other students received a Portable Document Form, which I believe was an official document from the management of UBIDS. After its publication on the university's official website, it was swiftly carried in both mainstream media and students virtual platforms, and it contained an array of bills that students are expected to pay as the fresh 2020/2021 academic year commences. On a receipt of the itemized bills, I struggled to wrap my head around the one main factor that...
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Are Students Paying For The Cost Of The Autonomy? Or It’s Just An Increment?

When the president granted the Wa Campus of UDS an autonomous status, it came with mixed feelings amongst students, as to whether the school can stand on its own or we should just venture into the unknown, well, we ended up into the unknown, with a Vice Chancellor now and some acting Management staff. The news about a supposed increment of fees was audible amongst students far back in November, but we had no evidence to the news, so we just had to wait for Management to release its fees...
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The Purse Of The Innocent Students

It has always been an awesome interest of a whole region to seek for autonomy regarding to the swift changes in courses at then UDS Wa-Campus now SDD-UBIDS. Years of fights saw the positive outcome of the citizens cry as The President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo declared the institution autonomous. Simon Diedong Dombo- University for business and integrated development studies is enrolling its first badge of Student for 2020/2021 academic year. The school is said to be expecting not less than 5,000 students "not specified". But...
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UDS SRC Set To Launch A Multipurpose Website

The leadership of the Students’ Representative Council has revealed that plans are far advanced in their quest to launch what is described as a multipurpose website. This site called “Deventer” (Deventer.com) will be one of its kind in tertiary institutions in Ghana. The name Deventer is coined from an interesting amalgamation of the words “Developers” and “Entertainment” . The development of this website is being spearheaded by the Council’s Entertainment Commitee led by Mr. Iddi Mohammed Faried . The site is innovatively designed with multiple features to address different needs...
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Education Watch suggests 5 key points Gov’t should consider before 2021 school reopening

Education think tank, Africa Education Watch, following the cabinet’s meeting with President Akufo-Addo on January 2021 school reopening decision has suggested some 5 key points the government should consider. This comes after the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a Press Briefing disclosed Nana Akufo-Addo on December 30, 2020, will meet with the cabinet to confirm the school reopening date for next year.   Mr Kofi Asare, the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch in a statement shared to Educationweb.com.gh suggested that the;   1. Prolonged school closure affects...
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UG: Concerned Students Association petitions VC over 2020/2021 proposed ‘double track system

A group on the campus of the University of Ghana calling itself Concerned Students Association have petitioned management of the university over the proposed batch system it intends to run in the 2020/2021 academic year. As part of efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, management of the University has planned to allow students come to school in batches.   With this, students in level 200 and 400 will come for the first semester and level 100 and 300 students coming afterwards....
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2020/2021 Re-opening Date

The University for Development Studies (UDS) wishes to inform fresh and continuous students, that the University re-opens on Monday, January 11, 2021 for the first trimester of the 2020/2021 academic year. All students are entreated by the University Management to report on this day for registration. UDS All freshmen who have taken up University accommodation should contact their respective Hall Tutors for their accommodation upon arrival on campus, they advised. To ensure our students are safe from contracting the COVID-19 virus, the University’s online registration system will be activated from...
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List of the top 5 universities in Ghana drops

In a quest to attain higher education most secondary school leavers would look forward to attending some of the top universities in the country.                UDS Some of these universities are, bigger and better than others and the quest for bragging rights as to which institution is better makes it more fun.In view of this, a list of the top five universities in Ghana has been compiled to make the choices of these school leavers much easier.The rankings are from the Webometrics Ranking of...
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