UDS incorporates UNDPís human development courses in its curriculum

The University for Development Studies (UDS) is incorporating human development courses into its curriculum to enable products of the school to be equipped with human development indexes to enhance societal development.

Dr Seidu Alhassan, Director of the Institute for Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Research of UDS, said the institute was collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to incorporate human development courses from the UNDP into the existing curricula of the university.

He said as part of the relationship, staff capacities, especially lecturers, would be built using human rights approach in its courses and that the collaboration would in future develop full courses in human development at the graduate and post-graduate levels.

Dr Alhassan said this during the presentation of some computers and accessories by the UNDP to the UDS on Friday as part of logistical support to strengthen the collaboration.

The items included four desktop computers, two laptop computers, two projectors, four uninterruptible power supply (UPS), two network printers, two photocopies and two HP scanners.

Dr Alhassan said the university would mainstream the courses in a more sustainable manner to achieve the desired impacts.

Mr Kordzo Sedegah, Economic Specialist of the UNDP, said the organization had contributed in diverse ways in human development programmes noting that the capacity building of the human resource remained important in the implementation of its programmes.

He said when the individual was empowered, nations progress stressing that Gross Domestic Product would be much translated through human capacity building focusing on broader issues including education, health, communication, natural science and many other fields.

Mr Sedegah said the relationship with UDS started last year and was likely to last for a longer period to come.

Professor Gabriel Teye, Pro-Vice Chancellor of UDS, who received the computers on behalf of the university, expressed gratitude to the UNDP and said the university would be mounting new courses in various fields to accelerate development.

He said the UDS had already been working with the UNDP in human security areas and that the human development programme was an expanded relationship.

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