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UDS Professor launches Thesis Book in Tamale


Many a student in institutions of higher learning in Ghana battles with longer essays. In order to assist students avoid the bitter experience and academic nightmare, a must-read book entitled ‘’Writing a Thesis’’ authored by Professor Seidu Alhassan was launched at the Institute of the local government Studies (ILGS), Tamale on Saturday.

Dignitaries present at the launch were professor David Millar, founder of the Millar Institute; Minister for Roads and Highways, Inusah Fuseini; Deputy Northern Regional Minister, A.B.A Fuseini with the Northern Regional Director of Education, Mohammed Haroon in the Chair.

The book, ‘’Writing a Thesis,’’ was reviewed at the launch by Dr. Elliasu Alhassan. On research in higher education, Prof. David Millar says the book is multi-purpose and easier as compared to books on ‘’Research Methods’’ at the various universities. Professor Millar advocates that for one to be a professor one must write at least a book. He congratulated his colleague professor on his diligence and determination.   Writing a Thesis was duly launched by the Minister for Roads and Highways and Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini.

The author, Professor Seidu Alhassan, is Director of Institute of Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Research (ICEIR) of the University for Development Studies (UDS). He explained what motivated him to write this handy book indicating that it was borne out his personal experience. Professor Seidu, indeed, expressed his delight by giving thanks and praises to the almighty God for making it possible. He further told Zaa News that one of the biggest challenges he faced was resources. He again disclosed that he started the idea of the book since year 2000.

Professor Seidu, therefore, advised students to eschew plagiarism which scholars mostly term ‘’Academic sin’’ and urged students in the Northern Region to develop the habit of reading. For instance being studious and determined, he used to burn the midnight oil using lantern to study at night during the early stages of his academic life in Jisonaayili, a suburb of Tamale.

 The first copy of the book was sold at one thousand Ghanaian cedis but the selling price of a copy at the various book shops in Tamale and beyond is twenty Ghanaian cedis only.


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