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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that Cabinet has given its approval for the Wa and Navrongo campuses of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, to become autonomous universities.

A group calling itself Concerned Citizens of Upper West Region have berated political leaders in the region, especially the eleven MP’s for showing gross indifference and silence in the struggle to reverse a decision by authorities of the University for Development Studies ( UDS) to move several courses that are run at the Wa campus of the school to the Tamale campus under a so-called realigned of programmes.

A form two General Arts female boarding student of the Damongo Senior High School in the Northern region has suffered complications after she allegedly attempted to illegally terminate her nearly six months old pregnancy while in school.

School authorities were not aware of the incident until doctors at the Damongo hospital reported to them.

Friends of the student had secretly transported her in a hired tricycle to the hospital for treatment on Saturday night when she complained bitterly about severe bouts of stomach cramps or pains.

Midway into the journey, the student started to struggle with pains and later delivered a stillborn fetus which resulted in the complications.

Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors there refused to admit the student until they got permission from the school authorities. After deliberations, the friends who took her to the hospital agreed for the doctors to contact the school management about the matter.

A senior management member of the school who refused to be named confirmed the report to Starr News. He said the student was later admitted and treated after authorities were made aware of the “emergency” matter.

School authorities have informed parents of the student, according to the staff, and the student has been taken home for further treatment.

He disclosed that a disciplinary committee meeting had been held over the matter and the student would face punishment when she returns.

The Damongo Senior High School has consistently been grabbing negative headlines in the last two years. In 2017, some seven students were indefinitely suspended after they were allegedly caught engaging in immoral acts.

And in this year, only some two months ago, the headmaster burnt some 300 mobile phones belonging to students after an overnight raid in dormitories.


A group of students of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has implemented innovative social initiatives aimed at addressing problems facing communities surrounding the University in Tamale.

The Principal of Tamale School of Hygiene, Bello Seiwu has bemoaned the deplorable state of health institution adding that it requires government’s immediate attention.

According to Bello Seiwu, the school has never witnessed any major facelift since its establishment as Northern Ghana’s premier hygiene school.

He was addressing the school’s Alumni reunion program dubbed, “Proactive Alumni, key to the development of Alma Mater.”

Most pupils at the Balungu-Nabiisi School in the Bongo District sit on the bare floor to learn due to lack of furniture.

A Ghana News Agency (GNA) visit to the school, observed that some of the classes in both the Primary and Junior High Schools did not have furniture, thereby, compelling the pupils to sit on the floor during lesson hours while some classes had few furniture with three to four other pupils also spotted sitting on one desk.

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