UDS Matriculates 9, 476 Fresh Students for 2019/2020 Academic Year

The University for Development Studies on Saturday, October 12, 2019 held its 27th matriculation ceremony on all the four Campuses (Tamale, Nyankpala, Wa and Navrongo) simultaneously, to formally initiate fresh students into the University for the commencement of 2019/2020 academic work.


Addressing the gathering on the Tamale Campus, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye commended the students for choosing to study at UDS. He explained that this year’s admission process was slow due to stringent measures put in place by Management to ensure that only deserving candidates were selected for appropriate programmes.  He, therefore, urged all students to endeavor to sign the Matriculation Register as a basic requirement for becoming Junior Members of the University.

Prof Teyestated that the University received a total of 19, 123 applications out of which only 9,476were admitted to pursue various graduate and undergraduate programmes across the 4 Campuses, noting that 51.94 % of the admitted students were male whiles 48.06 % were female, indicating an increase in the female enrolment compared to previous years.

The Tamale Campustopped the admission chart this year with a total of 3,728 students, followed by Wa, Nyankpala and Navrongo Campuses with 1,411, 1,260 and 608 students respectively. “I am happy to announce that the University also admitted a total of 2.469 Distance Education students across its centres within Northern Region” Vice-Chancellor added.


Prof.Teye further applauded the University Security for enforcing law and order more especially for enforcing the law on the use of crash helmets on Campus, calling on all staff and students to adhere to the directive.

He appealed to the Matriculants to stay away from academic thievery warning that staff or students caught in the act of plagiarism will be severely dealt with.

The Vice- Chancellor assured the students of the University’s commitment to protect them against all kinds of harassments, noting that the University has a robust policy on sexual harassment that seeks to uphold the rights of both staff and students. He admonished staff against “trading grades for sex” as revealed in the latest BBC investigative piece, and called on victims to report such cases to their Deans, University’s Counselors or to the Dean of Students’ for necessary action to be taken. Prof. Teye observed that tertiary institutions are being blighted by occultism in recent times and urged students to desist from such practices but strive towards attaining academic laurels.

Prof. Teye announced the creation of a new Faculty- Communication and Cultural Studies at the Nyankpala Campus. He assured the public of more innovative programmes to be rolled out in the next academic year.


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