Of the 16,763 applications received by the University for Development Studies (UDS) to candidates for different undergraduate programs in the academic year 2020-2021, only 5,518 were granted university entry.
This was announced at the 28th matriculation ceremony conducted on Friday by UDS Vice-Chancellor Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye (February 12).
The university has enrolled 512 postgraduate students and 355 declined the bid, according to him.
Out of a total of 22,609 applications for undergraduate and 939 for postgraduate study, 16,763 and 512 students were accepted respectively. However, the bid was approved by just 5,518 undergraduates and 355 postgraduates,” he said.
He also announced that the school has taken measures to build new campuses to retain its original four-campus existence.
He said the expansion would help them replace the two campuses at Wa and Navrongogo that they missed in
He said the university was setting up campuses in Tamale in Gbanyamni, and another in Yendi.
He noted that new programs have been adopted on courses offered in the classroom, including; Bsc Physician Assistant, Bsc Medical Imaging Technology, Bsc Health Information Management.
He cautioned students against the initiation of campus occultism, adding it would punish students who were caught in those rituals.
The university is completely against the practices of clubs and organizations which have not been registered. In this university, occultism and other anti-social and non-conforming rituals are banned. “Any student found to be engaged in any form of occultism shall be subject to the full rigor of the rules and regulations of the university,” he said.
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