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15.04.2009 Education

Minister Laments Over Lack Of Attention For UDS

By Ibrahim A. Mohammed, Bolgatanga -
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Mr Mark Woyongo, the Upper East Regional Minister, has expressed regret over the neglect of the University for Development Studies (UDS) over the past few years.

He was speaking when the acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor K.S. Nokoe, paid a courtesy call on him.

The Vice Chancellor's visit was aimed at briefing the regional minister on developments at the university and to solicit his assistance so as to improve upon the infrastructure at the UDS.

Mr Woyongo assured the Vice-Chancellor that government would pay special attention to the development of the university, and appealed to the university to offer more admissions to students from its catchment area.

Prof. Nokoe stressed the need for the Navrongo Campus of UDS to be expanded in view of the new faculty to be established there.

He, therefore, appealed to the regional minister to see to the tarring of the roads and the construction of a hall of residence at the Navrongo campus.

He disclosed that medical students from the university would soon be posted to hospitals in its catchment area to undergo practical training, and expressed the hope that this would boost health delivery in the area.

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