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09.03.2009 Education

Students advised to use dialogue in resolving differences

By gna

Students in the country have been urged to employ dialogue in resolving their differences with authorities instead of resorting to demonstrations and strikes.

Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, who made the call, lamented that such actions resulted in the destruction of property and affected academic work and performance of students.

He was speaking at a victory rally, organized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), branch of the Tertiary Educational Institutions Network (TEIN), at Navrongo at the Weekend.

Mr. Woyongo expressed worry about the recent confrontation between students of Wa campus of the University of Development Studies (UDS), and authorities of the educational institution and praised their colleagues at Navrongo campus of UDS for not joining the row.

He urged students to be ambassadors of peace, unity and stability, reminding them that without these virtues there would be no meaningful national development.

Mr. Wayongo said “I would work closely with the GETfund to bring infrastructural development to the Navrongo campus to enhance teaching and learning”.

The Regional Minister said that he would ask the University authorities to come out with needs of the Navrongo campus.

Mr. Wayongo commended NDC TEIN of Navrongo campus for its contribution to the victory of the party in Election 2008 and urged the group to work assiduously to win more supporters for NDC.

Mr. Abdul Mumuni Karim, president of NDC branch of TEIN, commended Mr. Wayongo for contributing to the success of the party and appealed to the government to create more jobs for the youth.

He urged Wayongo to treat the people in the region equally, irrespective of their political, religious and ethnic differences.