The University for Development Studies, Tamale was established in 1992 by the government of Ghana with a view to accelerating the development of the then 3 Northern Regions of Ghana (the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions). President Jerry John Rawlings played a crucial role in its founding as he used his prized money from World Food Prize of $50,000 as seed money for its founding. It was set up as a multi-campus institution. It is the fifth public university to be established in Ghana.
University for Development Studies has produced several human resource persons for manpower needs of the national industrial development.
This is the 4th time Congress organized by the Alumni of the university. This year theme is *leveraging on the autonomous Status of UDS Campuses for academic excellence and global visibility: The role of the developer.*
The number of attendees from eight regional chapters is really overwhelming, which clearly indicate the love the old students have for the university.
During this occasion the executives of the association render an account of achievement in terms of development and financial expenditure for the period. Aside that the mandate of the executives are renew through election where only delegates are allowed to vote for their supposed competent candidates. Most often this position are keenly contested among personalities like lecturers being professors, Doctors, etc.
The most exciting moment is where vibrant old and young energetic grace the occasion with the greatest zeal of uniting local and diaspora alumni.
The vice Chancellor Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye who was the Special guest main vision is to ensure the various autonomous Status of the campuses bring development for the entire nation, making sure each campus is compliment or supported in diverse ways to be on equal level within and international level. In fact the vice Chancellor has really embarked on several developmental projects specifically in Tamale campus, an autramodern student hostels with a large capacity to accommodate newly admitted students.
Brong Ahafo chapter attendees were full of giants. The most excited delegates among the rest, tour the whole campus, had get-together and deliberated on how best old students can come together as a Union of one family. Below are the pictures of the events and alumni.
The Alumni appealed to the Vice Chancellor to consider recruiting Alumni with M.Phil and PHD qualification into the university whenever vacancy is declared.