for Development Studies
P O Box 1350, Tamale, Ghana.
Vice Chancellor: Professor R B Bening Tel. +233 71 22080
Registrar: F.O. Akuffo
Tel. +233 71 22078
Fax: +233 71 22080
The objective is not only to train students to live and work in rural communities, but also to equip them with the relevant skills and expertise to prepare them for self-employment. The Third Trimester Field Practical Training Program is a distinguishing feature of the University. Eight weeks of the third trimester are devoted to a practical work and extension among the local communities. During this period, the students live in the local communities, conduct research and interact with the populace. At the end of the program a forum is held and the students present their findings and recommendations to the communities. Traditional rulers, MPs, District Assembly Members, opinion leaders and the general public are invited to the forums and participate in the discussions. The students present individual and group reports, which are graded as part of the requirements for graduation.
The University currently focuses mainly on studies in
For further information
on the University and its programs including, Admissions, Fees and
Appointments, please contact:
University For Development Studies
Tel/Fax: +233 71 22080
Fifteen of them are pursuing studies in Human Biology, leading to a degree in Medicine while the rest will undertake a four-year bachelor degree course in Community Nutrition. Professor R.B. Bening, Vice Chancellor of the University, told the GRi in Tamale that the school has enough lecturers to ensure the success of its programmes. The students are temporarily accommodated at the Tamale School of Hygiene.
He said students doing Applied Science would use the Science
Resource Centre at the Tamale Secondary School until the university's
own buildings are ready.
It is also expected that renovation works at the Tamale
Central Hospital designated as a teaching hospital would be
expedited for clinical studies.
He said the University Council is making all efforts to get a new
dean to replace Professor Hutton Addy who died last year.