University for Development Studies to provide research and development for SADA

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has been given a leading role by the office of the Vice President to provide research and development for the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to ensure the efficient execution of the programme.

The University has been playing a significant role in the policy initiation of SADA and was proactive for the development of the policy document for the programme and also actively participated in all SADAs programmes and continues to do so.

Professor David Millar, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the UDS who spoke to journalists on Tuesday, said the university would soon start undergraduate and postgraduate pogramme in Development Communication and other development oriented programmes tailored to address development problems in the country.

Prof Millar said the UDS had a huge research base and had collected enough data on almost all communities in the north that will enable it undertake the role given it.

Prof. Millar said the UDS was running a PHD programme with 40 students in collaboration with Asia and South America with the UDS being the base of the African programme known as endogenous development.

He said the programme, thast seeks to make culture relevant to the three continents, had a consortium of researchers to supervise the students to obtain quality products.

Prof Haruna Yakubu, Vice Chancellor of the UDS, said even though the university was constrained in resource allocation from the GETFund, it had partnered the private sector and development partners to develop its infrastructure.

He said there is construction works and tarring of roads in the three campuses of the university.

Dr. A. B.T Zakariah, the Registrar, said the University had reduced its intake for the 2011/2012 academic year and will continue to reduce it further to match student’s intake against the university’s facilities.

He said the university’s population stood at about 21,000 close to some universities that had been in existence for more than 20 years.

Source: GNA

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