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UDS introduces ethics & social responsibility course



The University for Development Studies (UDS) has announced that, beginning next academic year all first year students in its three campuses will ethics and social responsibility. Vice chancellor, Professor Haruna who announced this at the 15th congregation in Tamale said an  institute will be established for the study of the course.

The institute, the vice chancellor explained will introduce a mandatory course in ethic and social responsibility to be taken by all first year students across its campuses.  

The institute in collaboration with UDS graduate school will developed post graduate diploma and certificates programs in ethics and social responsibility.

The course according to the professor Haruna was intended for members of the general public with sole purpose of inculcating ethical and social responsible behavior among Ghanaians.

The establishment of the institute professor Haruna was in fulfillment of a promised he made during the 14th congregation that the university will part of the issue of moral and social responsiveness through the establishment of an institute.

A total six thousand five hundred and twenty seven (6527) students from Wa, Navarogu and Tamale Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) have graduated.  

Two thousand six hundred and thirty one (2,631) graduated from its Tamale campus.  Current student’s population of UDS stands at 19,194 who are offering various programs across its campuses.

Six thousand and twenty seven (627) students were admitted in 2014 out of 3 thousand two hundred and four (324) who apply for programs in Navarogu,Nyakpala and Tamale campuses.

Professor Haruna Yakubu reiterated UDS commitment in staff development. The university professor Haruna said continues to explore various forms of support for staff development including GETFund and UDS own Internal Generated Fund (IGF).  The vice chancellor thanked government and GETFund for providing funding to support the university staff.

One of the biggest challenges facing UDS in its three campuses is security. In the Tamale campus for instances, some students have been attack by criminals due to the poor security situation.

But the vice chancellor assures the students that, the university is concern about their security and is currently negotiating with police commands in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions to assist them with night police patrol


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