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09.11.2005 General News

Avenue for higher excellence for UDS students

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Tamale, Nov. 9, The University of Dallas in the United States has created an avenue for higher excellence for students of the University for Development Studies (UDS), in order to gain scholarships to study MBA courses in Business after completing their first degrees. Twelve students who would perform creditably well in their first degree courses in UDS would be given full scholarships to pursue their Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the College of Business at the University of Dallas.

A Memorandum of understanding to that effect had been signed in Accra on Tuesday between personnel of the Dallas University and that of UDS, which was also to foster closer relationship between the two Universities and their respective countries.

Throwing more light on the programme to journalists and UDS officials in Tamale on Wednesday, Professor Stanley Kroder, an Associate Professor of Dallas University and a Dean of the programme said Dallas would not discriminate students from Ghana to Dallas but that they would be looking for high performance.

He said since the establishment of the programme about 40 years ago it had turned out so many students from Africa, including Ghana and that what was different and new was the scholarship offer to UDS students. Prof. Kroder advised students who would benefit from the programme, to return to Ghana to contribute to the development of the country in order to stem the brain drain currently going on in many African countries.

Prof. John Kaburise, the Vice Chancellor for the University for Development Studies indicated that there was now an avenue for higher learning for students to compete for the scholarship. He has therefore urged the students to put more efforts in their studies to enable them to qualify for the scholarship and expressed gratitude to the Dallas University for extending such a gesture to UDS. He said the programme, would foster closer partnership between the two universities in the areas of academic work.

Ms Pamela Ravare-Jones, Executive Director of International Programs, who earlier visited Ghana to access the possibilities of collaborating with UDS for the programme accompanied Prof. Kroder to Tamale.

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