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Bagbin Pleads For UDS


2007-01-19 09:57:29
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Alban Bagbin
ALBAN Bagbin, Minority Leader in Parliament, has appealed to the government to inject more funds into the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) to enable it to address problems confronting it.

He explained that the provision of adequate funds and other needed resources to the campus would enable it to have permanent lecture halls, students and lecturers residential accommodation to enhance academic work and also create a conducive atmosphere for effective teaching and learning.

He made the appeal here on Wednesday when interacting with media personnel.

The Wa campus of the university’s Faculty of Integrated Development Studies which was opened about five years ago, is still operating from borrowed structures while the university administration and library are being run from the offices of the Regional Co-ordinating Council and the assembly hall of the Wa School for the Deaf as lecture halls for levels 100 and 200 students.

Levels 300 and 400 students have their lectures in an uncompleted structure of the Regional House of Chiefs while the structure of the Wa Methodist School for the Blind have been turned into a girls’ hostel.

Mr Bagbin, Member of Parliament for Nadowli West in the Upper West Region, was on a tour of the constituency to acquaint himself with the people’s problems, inspect development projects initiated by him and to interact with party supporters and sympathizers.

He stressed the need for support and attention to be given to UDS to enable it to achieve its goals and objectives.

The Minority Leader condemned the viciousness of some politicians and called for its avoidance as it is counter productive, anti-development and is contrary to the tenets and principles of multi-party democracy.

He deplored the alleged government involvement in stopping a UDS honour to be bestowed on former President Rawlings in March 2005 in recognition for his various contributions to the university.

Mr Bagbin wondered why the University of Cape Coast (UCC) which does not offer Law honoured President Kufuor with a Doctorate in Law while the government was instrumental in denying the former president a similar award by the UDS he was influential in establishing.

source: Times

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