People in Upper West Region clamor for Immediate Operationalization of University

Some concerned citizens of the Upper West Region have urged the President Nana Akufo-Addo to immediately implement the Act to allow Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SD-DUBIDS) take-off as a full-fledged university.

According to them, there is a need to expedite the procedure considering the unfair treatment universities in Wa and Navrongo have faced since being declared autonomous in 2018.

The group in a press release signed by its president, and sighted by alleged that, a key reason for the needed expedition of the process was due to “manipulation of admissions process to the disadvantage of the newly established Universities (Wa and Navrongo)”

They added that “for the past two years, admission of new students to Wa campus is miserable. Many students who qualified and applied for programmes in Wa (BEd Social Sciences and BEd Business etc.) were refused deliberately and given BA Development Education and Social Change Communication in Tamale and Nyankpala respectively”.

They also raised concerns about ​Unfair distribution of resources and deliberate delay in the release of funds from UDS Central Administration for the smooth running of the newly established Campus in Wa hence on-going projects funded from internal generated funds have stalled since 2018.

These concerned citizens of Upper West, asserted that the immediate takeoff of the university (SD-DUBIDS) will bring enormous benefits to the people in general.

They therefore, appealed to Akufo-Addo to “authorize the implementation of the Act 1001, of 2019 by Constituting and inaugurating the interim Council as well as the Acting Management Officers of the University to pave way for full realization of full-fledged tertiary institution”.

Source: Jonas Danquah ||

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