The Upper West regional minister Alhaji Alhasan Suleimana has rubbished claims that courses and faculties are being moved out of the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies.
Commenting on the issues at the school that resulted in a demonstrations over the weekend, the minister expressed fears that, the group had demonstrated for no tangible reason.
He further stated that the realignments was only meant for lecturers who are unproductive at Wa Campus of the school.
On issues of the demonstration, the head of REGSEC stated that he had no knowledge about the contents as it was not mandatory for him to know the contents of a press conference.
Alhaji Suleimana posited that in every human society, people had divergent views and the concerns of demonstrators didn’t have any justification. The minister said it was just opinions being expressed on the streets of Wa last Saturday.
Mr. Suleiman who was speaking on local radio station, Radio Progress this evening said to his knowledge, no student or course is being moved. ‘‘They are not moving a caurse, they are not moving students” he added.
He said the realignment was meant for only lecturers and not to take courses away from the Wa campus.
On the phone line as he spoke on the stations flagship programs, Bonbi Ayirn, the minister said he was properly briefed by the principal of the school, Pro. Amin Alhassan.
Reacting to the regional minister, Suleiga, a convenor of the concerned citizens expressed worry on the situation and acerterd the minister was downplaying the real issue at the school.
He sighted instances where the Faculty of Education had been moved from the Wa campus and described the minister’s stance as untrue.
He how ever called on resident of Wa and the authorities that be to see to the autonomy of the Wa campus.

Social media users have since taken turns to register their displeasure of the regional ministers response on the mater of the only University in the region and doubting his relevance on the issues of UDS Wa campus.

By: Kantayir Robert

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