University for Development Studies

About University for Development Studies

The University for Development Studies UDS) was established in May 1992 by PNDC Law 279 to blend the academic world with that of the community in order to provide constructive and meaningful interaction between the two for the total Development of Northern Ghana, in particular, and Ghana as whole. It began academic work in September 1993 with the first batch of thirty-nine (39) students admitted into the Faculty of Agriculture, (FOA), Nyankpala.

The University’s principal objective is to address and find solutions to the environmental problems and socio-economic deprivations that have characterized northern Ghana in particular and are also found in some rural areas throughout the rest of the country.

Accordingly, UDS consciously and systematically run programmes that are targeted to prepare the individuals to establish their own careers in specialized areas. Further it equips these practitioners with requisite knowledge to enable them to live and function in any deprived community in the country.

Although the University is still in need of physical infrastructure and teaching aids, it has steadily grown over the years, and now operates four (4) satellite campuses spread out in the three (3) Northern Regions of Ghana. That is Wa Campus (Upper West Region), Navrongo campus (Upper East Region) and, Tamale and Nyankpala Campuses (Northern Region).

The Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, (FIDS), Faculty of Planning and Land Management (FPLM) and Faculty of Education (FOA), School of Business, Wa, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Tamale, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources (FRNR), Nyankpala, Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS), Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS), Navrongo and the Graduate School now in Tamale were phased in from 1994 to date.

Presently there are Masters programmes in the Social Sciences and Sciences run by the University. Equally the University offers doctorate degree programmes.

As stated in the vision of the university, “to be a home of world-class pro-poor scholarship”; the University strives to ensure that there are intellectual and pragmatic inputs into the developmental processes of the poor, disadvantaged and the marginalized areas and peoples of the country and beyond.

Accordingly, the combination of its location and its vision makes the University for Development Studies ideally placed to be partnered with any organization (s) in addressing environmental challenges. The University also equips its products with requisite knowledge to enable them to live and function in any deprived community.

 

The University now has four (4) campuses, seven (7) Faculties, a Business School, a Medical School, a Graduate School and three (3) centres. The current student population stands at about twenty thousand.

 

Distinguishing features of UDS

UDS is unique compared to other public  Universities in the following ways:

  1. Its location, Northern Ghana, which is the poorest part of Ghana.
  2. Its Multi campus nature, that is, the campuses are spread out in rural Northern Ghana where the incidence and depth of poverty is high.
  3. Its vision is pro-poor aimed at addressing the conditions and structural causes of poverty.
  4. The third Trimester Field Practical Programme ran by the University as integral part of the curriculum ensures that both students and staff work closely with disadvantaged marginalized and hard to reach people in the communities with a focus on poverty reduction.
  5. It has an innovative admission policy geared towards solving gender unbalance and general inequity of access to tertiary education
  6. The curriculum and pedagogical style are structured in a manner that provide students with the requisite academic and practical knowledge, tools and skills to effectively deal with development and poverty-related issues at the grassroots level.

 

Our Accra Office

The Accra Office of the UDS serves as a liaison centre between Accra and Central Administration as well as the four campuses of the University. The office works closely with the office of Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG) and National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE). 

Enquires and students who wish to gain admission into UDS or information about UDS courses can be obtained from the Accra Office. The Accra Office also facilitates travel arrangements for staff and visiting guests of the University.

Admission Into University for Development Studies

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Programs Offered At University for Development Studies

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Contact Information For University for Development Studies

Postal Address

Post Office Box TL 1350
Tamale, Ghana
Telephone: + 233-3720-22078, 26633, 26634 
E-mail: registrar@uds.edu.gh
Website: uds.edu.gh 

Accra Office

Telephone: + 233-302-786300
Fax: + 233-302-786300

Vice Chancellor’s Office

Office of the Vice Chancellor
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: vc@uds.edu.gh

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Haruna Yakubu
yakubuh@uds.edu.gh

Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Office

Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: provc@uds.edu.gh

Pro-Vice Chancellor

Prof. Teye
gabriel.teye@uds.edu.gh

Registrar’s Office

Office of the Registrar
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: registrar@uds.edu.gh

Registrar

Dr. A. B. T. Zakariah
registrar@uds.edu.gh

Finance Office

The Finance Office
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: finance@uds.edu.gh

Finance Officer

Mr. Shaibu Mohammed Hardi
mhardi@uds.edu.gh

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350

Senior Assistant Registrar

Nurudeen Issah Abubakar
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ICT Directorate

ICT Directorate
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: ictd@uds.edu.gh

Ag. ICT Director

Mr. Boniface Atosona
boniface.atosona@uds.edu.gh

Works and Physical Development

Works and Physical Development Department
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: wpd@uds.edu.gh

The Director

Ing. Ambrose K. Tee
kasser.tee@uds.edu.gh

Public Relations Section

University Relations Section
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: prs@uds.edu.gh

The PRO

A.S Awugah
s.awugah@uds.edu.gh

Personnel

Personnel Section
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: personnel@uds.edu.gh

Snr. Assistant Registrar

Mr. George K. Debrie
gdebrie@uds.edu.gh

Internal Audit

Internal Audit
University for Development Studies
Post Office Box 
TL 1350
Tamale
E-mail: audit@uds.edu.gh

Internal Auditor

Mr. Azure John
aaz

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