07.10.2004 General News

UDS to go Internet

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Navrongo (U/E), Oct 7, GNA- The Upper East Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) on Wednesday said it would put up an Internet Caf=E9 for the students of the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Navrongo to enable them have access to Improved Communication Technology (ICT). Mr Mahami Salifu, the Regional Minister made the promise in response to a plea by the students for help to develop the University to an appreciable level so that students could have equal opportunities as their counterparts in other schools.

He advised them to take up their studies seriously and assured them of government's support to help solve the teething problems of the university.

Mr Salifu was speaking at the launch of the "Ladies Week" at the Navrongo Campus of the University under the theme: "Conflict Management and HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana, Role of, and Effects on, Women and Children in the community".

He urged students who planned to go out to the communities to educate the people on HIV/AIDS and conflict management to collaborate with the NGOs working in those fields so that they could undertake the exercise together for better results.

Mrs Rebecca Awo, Women's Commissioner at UDS, explained that the theme was chosen in view of the need for peace during the next two months left for the December election.

There would be symposia in some of the communities on the same theme and also embark on an awareness walk and drama in Navrongo. The students would crown the week with a durbar of chiefs and people from all over the district.

Mr Anthony Karbo, President of the UDS Student Representative Council (SRC) expressed concern that not much was being done to improve the conditions in the school and hoped that the government would address the problems.

He thanked the Regional Minister for showing interest in the school. The weeklong activities would be sponsored by Action Aid Ghana and Amstel Malta.

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