- The Government of Ghana has decided to make the Wa and Navrongo Campuses UDS autonomous universities
- With the swearing-in of the Governing council. Also, the designation of the interim management for the S.D Dombo University of Business and Integrated Sciences. (formerly UDS – Wa Campus). The Tedam University for Technology and Applied Sciences (formerly UDS – Navrongo Campus). A few weeks ago, the two universities are now officially autonomous
- The management of the UDS has released a notice to 2020/2021 applicants. These regarding advertised admissions into the Wa and Navrongo campuses prior to the their autonomy.
Applicants advertised for Wa campus will now be admitted into S. D. Dombo University of Business. Also Integrated Development Studies (SDD UBIDS) included. While successful applicants for programmes advertised for Navrongo Campus will now be admitted into CKT UTAS.
Below is our brief unofficial explanation from our understanding of the release plus other chatters.
- All programmes that were on the UDS Wa and Navrongo Campuses will remain on those campuses. All be run by the new universities until UDS decides to run them on its remaining campuses. Students who have applied for those programmes this year (2020/2021). They will be admitted as students of UBIDS and UTAS students.
- However, current students who were admitted into the two campuses before the autonomy. They will still continue their studies on the new universities (UBIDS & UTAS). But receive UDS certificates at the end of their studies.
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The Students’ Representative Council of the University of Cape Coast (UCC-SRC) has cautioned all students of the university. This was to suspend all registration processes towards online studies with immediate effect until further notice.
According to the SRC, formal concerns were raised to the university management to address issues relating to internet bundle. before commencing the online processes and studies, which the university management is yet to address.
The SRC made this known in a press release that was signed by the SRC President, Mr Zaki Abdul-Hamid. It was also issued by the SRC Public Relations Officer, Mr Fidel Osei Agyemang on Friday, April 10, 2020.
The SRC has however, observed that the university management failed to address the concerns. It was done before scheduling for the commencement of the online studies following a statement that was issued. It was issued by the Director of Academic Affairs, Mr Jeff Teye Onyame on Thursday, 9th April, 2020 with the heading: “RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC WORK FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER OF THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR”.
Following several concerns that have been raised by students regarding the online studies. The SRC is of the view that if the university management must address the concerns before commencing the online studies.
Find the details of the press releases below.