Government steps capacity building programs for University staff

Agenda 111 will be complete by end of my Presidency
President Akufo-Addo.

By Swala Abdul-Wahab

President Nana Akufo-Addo says the government will initiate programmes that will enhance the capacity of graduates at tertiary institutions to enable them to contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. The President was speaking at the investiture and swearing-in of the first Vice-Chancellor of the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and integrated Development Studies, Professor Philip Duku Osei and the First Registrar Mr. Job Asante at Wa in the Upper West Region.

The Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies, was carved out from the former University for Development Studies, UDS Wa campus. It was established in 2019 by an Act of Parliament, Act 1001. The Act mandates the university to be an outstanding internationally acclaimed applied research and practical-oriented educational institution. Professor Philip Duku Osei was sworn in as the First Vice-Chancellor and Mr. Job Asante as the first Registrar. The Chairman of the Governing Council Mr. Kweku Yamoah Paintsil administered the Oaths Office and Secrecy.

President Akufo-Addo said the government under the YouStart Programme has set aside GHC 10 Billion Ghana Cedis in the next three years to support young entrepreneurs to establish new businesses and expand existing ones. This he said will support young entrepreneurs to train and have access to capital among others. The President, Akufo Addo urged management of the School to critically examine the initiative and make proposals to enhance its implementation.

The New Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Duku Osei pledged to reposition SDD UBIDS to enable it to execute its mandate efficiently.

Chairman of the Governing Council Mr. Kweku Yemoah Paiantsil expressed gratitude to the President for reposing confidence in the Vice-Chancellor and pledged the support of the Board in the smooth running of the University.

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