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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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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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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 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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GRASAG President and Financial Controller Suspended over Alleged Embezzlement of Funds

A coalition of local GRASAG institutional presidents petitioned the National GRASAG Senate over suspected embezzlement and misappropriation of funds meant for the Graduate Research Trust Fund by the President Mr Samuel Sagoe.This led to the formation of a Commission of Enquiry to investigate into the matter and also a petition to scholarship secretariat to halt all transfer of funds to the current administration until this issue is resolvedA report from the Commission of Enquiry indicate that all attempts to get evidence and supporting documents from the President, the Financial controller...
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Government extends the deadline for online scholarship applications

The management of Ghana Scholarship Secretariat has extended the deadline for online scholarship application launched by President Akufo-Addo to enable the first batch of free she graduates to access Tertiary education easily. This decision was taken after the secretariat in consultation with the Ministry of Education has seen the need to extend the deadline to 27th December 2020 to allow more applicants to apply for the sponsorship opportunity for their local tertiary education.The statement further stated that continuing student applicants who went through the selection interviews at the various District...
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UTAG threatens to run to Supreme Court over Public University Bill

The national leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says it is disappointed in the continued moves to pass the Public University Bill. It says the developments with the Bill are being done on the blindside of the association, a week before Parliament’s recess. It says it will be compelled to go to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision should the Bill be passed. “If they even go higher, we will proceed to the Supreme Court. We have the option of also striking,” the national President of...
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