The Bolgatanga Technical University in the Upper East Region has appealed to the government to address the infrastructure deficit of the institution to enable it to admit more students and improve upon the quality of academic work.

 

Professor Francis Abantanga, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University said the University had insufficient lecture halls and accommodation facilities among others and if not addressed could hamper the institution’s ability to absorb the huge numbers of students of the Free Senior High School programme.

It would further defeat the mandate of the University turning out quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates who would contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the country, he added.

The Clement Kubindiwo Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences at Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region has put in measures to curb any possible spread of COVID-19 among students and residents of Navrongo.

Professor Albert Luguterah, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University disclosed that management was in collaboration with the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team in the Municipality to minimise transmission of the virus.

The newly converted Bolgatanga Technical University Chapter of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has sworn into office five-member executives to man the affairs of the association in the university.

Until early April, 2020, all polytechnics across the country with the exception of the Bolgatanga and Wa Polytechnics had been converted into technical universities, however, on April 2, the Parliament of Ghana amended the Technical University Act of 2016, Act 922, to give university status to the two remaining polytechnics.

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has with immediate effect indefinitely suspended all academic activities.

Areas the University is strictly enforcing the suspension includes teaching, lectures, quizzes and examinations until further notice.

The University announced this in a statement issued in Tamale on Tuesday signed by Dr Abdulai Baba Tanko Zakaria, Registrar of UDS, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Tamale.

The statement said the Executive Committee of the Academic Board of UDS held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 17, and amongst others decided to suspend with immediate effect all academic activities.

As part of measures to ensure final year students of the Tamale Technical University reporting back to campus stay safe from Covid-19, students were asked to first go to the school clinic for screening.

According to management, the move was part of measures to ensure all students go through the necessary protocols of Covid-19.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, June 14 reiterated that schools will be reopened to final year tertiary students on Monday, June 15 but only after strict safety protocols are adhered to.

The Governing Council of newly established Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) has paid a courtesy call on the Upper West Regional Minister Dr Hafiz Bin Salih.

The call was to formally introduce the governing council to the Minister and to reiterate its position to bring the needed development to the University.

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Consultancy Services (IIRaCS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has opened its 13th annual Harmattan School in Tamale.

The Harmattan School is a two-day platform established by the University to engage stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on development challenges facing Northern Ghana and to suggest suitable solutions to them.

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