The Coalition of Concerned Citizens, Upper West Region, has called on the government and the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh to come to the aid of the University For Development Studies by facilitating the Presidential assent to its Bill, as well as setting-up and appointing interim council members as required by the transitional provisions of the Bill when it receives the presidential assent, in other to salvage the institution.
The Coalition in a statement signed by its convenor, Tahiru Lukman, says the urgency of their request is necessitated by the deliberate attempts to collapse the Wa Campus of UDS by the UDS Vice Chancellor and Management at the main campus in Tamale.
On behalf of the people of Upper West Region, we crave your indulgence to stop the move by the authorities of UDS to deprive the Wa Campus of the UDS from implementing programmes it has been mandated to execute in the name of realignment of programmes.
The Integrated Development Studies component of UDS mandate has been ceded to the Wa Campus of the university. However, we take notice that, gradually the programmes of Faculty for Integrated Development Studies (FIDS) in Wa Campus are surreptitiously being moved out of the Wa Campus to Tamale Campus.
According to the group, the proposed realignment of the UDS in particular, instead of strengthening the institution, is tacitly dismembering and mutilating the Wa Campus of the UDS and moving its programmes to Tamale campus without the mandate to run those
programmes as stated by the Act.
Read Full Statement Here: