Appointing Professor Seidu Al-Hassan as the new Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has attracted worldwide backing.
The revered Overlord of Dagbon Kingdom, Yaa-Naa Abubakari Mahama in a statement signed by the Gbewaa Palace Secretary extended his heartiest congratulations to Professor Seidu Al-Hassan.
The statement acknowledged that the incoming UDS Vice Chancellor rightly deserved his new position and emphasized that it was in recognition of efforts and commitment to encouraging and strengthening excellence in higher education in Ghana.
Below is the full statement:
In a similar fashion, Paramount Chief of the Saboba Traditional Area, the Uchabobor congratulated Professor Seidu Al-Hassan on his amazing achievement.
For Immediate Release
UCHABOBOR (PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF SABOBA TRADTIONAL AREA
CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY APPOINTED VC OF THE UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPEMNT STUDIES
I write to congratulate you on your appointment to enviable office of the vice chancellor of the premier university of the north, University for Development Studies (UDS). Tamale.
Your appointment has confirmed to the generality of the Ghanaian populace of your sterling dedication to duty in the university over the years. The enormous experience you acquired when you previously served as the Head of Department. the Vice Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university has made you best fit for the position of a Vice Chancellor.
You are best known for your humility to the core, impartiality, and dedication to work, and I urge you to bring this to on your new role as Vice Chancellor Of this great institution.
Your appointment has come at a time of the need to expand the university to cover all parts of the northern region to bring higher learning to the doorsteps of our people. The university needs to expand and with you at the helm of affairs, we can be rest assured that this great task would be accomplished.
Once again, I want to on behalf of the Chiefs and people of the Saboba Traditional Area, congratulate you on your appointment and pray that the Almighty God will grant you the wisdom and strength for your new role as talk Vice Chancellor for the University for Development Studies.
A letter dated June 1, 2022, signed by the Chairman of the UDS Governing Council, Professor Wayo Seini confirmed Professor Seidu Al-Hassan’s appointment.
The former UDS Pro Vice Chancellor is expected to take over from Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye who retires from active service in September 2022.
Professor Wayo Seini brings a lot of innovation, resourcefulness, and tact to his professional engagements, and is proficient in change management.
His vision is to provide effective leadership and a collegial environment that will further develop the University into a practically oriented institution that is internationally recognized for academic excellence and community service.
He has guaranteed improved teaching, learning, and research, improved capacity of faculty and administrative staff, robust financial stability for the University, increased reputation of the UDS, and an enhanced unity and gender-inclusive University community.
He served in various capacities such as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the UDS between 2015 and 2019, Director of the Institute of Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Research and Head of the Department of Food Security and Climate Change.
Professor Seidu Alhassan holds a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana (2004), M.Phil. Economics, University of Ghana (1996), B. A. Economics, University of Cape Coast (1993), and a Diploma in Education. University of Cape Coast (1993).
He is an accomplished academic and university administrator, with over a decade experience in the higher education sector.
Aside from his teaching responsibilities, he provides technical assistance to governmental and non-governmental agencies in the areas of community development, micro-finance, and development and management of small-scale business enterprises.
He is a network member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). His research interests are poverty, policy management, community development, applied microeconomic theory, literacy, and peace education.
He has written several intellectual articles and authored books beneficial to academia and Civil Society Organizations.
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