June 14, 2024
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UDS Alumni Association holds maiden “developer speaks” seminar series

The maiden edition of the University for Development Studies (UDS) Alumni Association seminar on “developer speaks” has been held with a call on the leadership of the Association to collaborate with management of the University to bring about development.

Embracing unity and collaborating with management would help to enhance quality education while providing training to the current students to meet the market driven requirement. Vice Chancellor of UDS Prof Seidu Al-Hassan who made the call also commended the leadership of the

Alumni Association for making the effort to organize the seminar to share knowledge and help mobilize past students to help build up the university.

The seminar dubbed “reconnecting with the formative years of UDS Alumni Association” and organized by the UDS Alumni Association was aimed at finding means to reconnect past students within and diaspora together towards sustaining the Alumni to contribute to national and global discourse.

It also focused on the processes and activities that led to the formation of the Alumni Association and personalities who sacrificed their time, energy and resources towards the establishment of the growth of the university and the Association.

More so, it was to set the tone towards institutionalizing the quarterly seminar series of the association where developers working in keys institutions would be identified to help in giving back to the alma mater.

He said the university commenced with 39 students and now boast of 25, 00 students pursuing various

programmes. Government alone cannot provide the needed resources to meet the required demand of the university and the various faculties and therefore required the Alumni to support in providing the needed infrastructure to enhance quality educational delivery he said.

The formation of the Association he note would help to galvanized resources to improve upon the situation of the university he said.

He encouraged the leadership of the association to do its best and assured of management to collaboration with the Alumni to design, implement and sustain physical projects to provide quality education for the young graduates.

Foundation President of UDS Alumni Association Sir Robert Ayamga encouraged the students to count themselves blessing for having the needed resources to study as compared to the beginning of the university where they had to travel miles for lectures.

First Student Representative Council (SRC) President of UDS Alhaji Gamel Nuhu Ahmed stressed the need for the current Alumni leadership to develop cordial relationship with the students and other Alumni to ensure the welfare of students.

You need to prioritize your role and embrace unity in the fight for the development of the university he said.

President of the UDS Alumni Association Prof Terry Ansah said the seminar would be held quarterly in each region to ensure all Alumni partake in it and share their knowledge.

He said, the leadership of the Association have always been sensitizing first year students on the need to take their studies serious in order to contribute to the development of the university after completion adding that “we have also been making effort to get in touch with the past students on the need to also help build our alma mater”.

Story by Samuel Sam

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