UDS graduation: 110 students obtain 1st class, VC happy with the increase in women

Adam Wasizu graduates with First-Class honour, his wife Gariba Adija gets second class upper

Source: Campus 24/7 News 

A total of one-hundred and ten (110) undergraduate students of the University for Development Studies have graduated this year with first-class honours.

At the 22nd Congregation Ceremony of the University which took place on November 6, 2021, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gabriel Ayum noted that a total of 7,293 students are graduating this year. Out of this number, the number of Postgraduate students stands at 164, while Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are 19.

Like last year, this year’s graduation was restricted to only first-class graduands to attend due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The rest of the graduands joined via virtual means. The ceremony took place at the Multipurpose Auditorium in Tamale.

The number of undergraduates who read bachelor’s courses was 3,499 while diplomas were 3,690. Overall, the University recorded a sharp increase in graduating students at a percentage of 60.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Teye was happy with the increase in women population to 40% which, he hopes for a more increase to at least 50:50 gender ratio.

During the Vice Chancellor’s presentation, he noted that a total of 110 undergraduates had obtained first-class honours in their respective courses of study.

The Tamale Campus of the University this year, produced 2,744 graduands this year which 135 from the school of medicine. Also, 137 students have graduated from the Doctor of Medical Lab.

Nyankpala Campus has produced 884 students while Navrongo 434 and finally, Wa had 2,502 students.

Wa and Navrongo are still part of UDS since some of the students were admitted into UDS before they became an autonomous universities. So, such students will graduate with UDS.

In addition to the regular students, 1,525 students graduated through the UDS Distance Education Programmes.

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