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21.02.2009 Education

UDS students back to lectures

UDS students back to lectures

Students of the University for Development Studies (UDS) resumed lectures last Thursday after boycotting lectures for almost two weeks in solidarity with their suspended Central Students Representative Council (SRC) President, Mr Alphonse Naab and the NUGS, Secretary, Mr Owusu Aboagye.

The decision to go back to the lecture halls came on the heels of a directive by the Minster of Education; Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, that the students rescind their decision and resume lectures whiles his outfit consults with other parties in the impasse and endeavour to resolve the issue amicably.

This directive is based on the outcome of a meeting between Mr. Tettey-Enyo and a three-member delegation of the general assembly of the SRC last Tuesday in Accra.

The three-member delegation also met with the Director in Charge of Tertiary Education, the Chief of Staff, Mr Martey Newman and the Majority Leader in Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin.

Meanwhile investigations by the Daily Graphic; revealed that the Minister of Education, Mr Tettey-Enyo is in the process of sending a fact finding delegation to the Wa campus of the UDS to meet the two suspended SRC leaders as well as the dean of the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies (FIDS) as part of efforts to settle the matter.

Students of the Wa campus of the UDS, on February 9, 2009 went on a peaceful demonstration to drive home their concerns about the suspension of their Central SRC President, Mr Aphonse Naab and the NUGS Secretary, Mr Owusu Aboagye, by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Koku Sagary Noloe for allegedly misconducting themselves.