The Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) in the Upper West Region has successfully organised its maiden matriculation ceremony after the school attains its autonomous status.
The ceremony witnessed a total of 2,368 fresh students being ushered into the University. Out of the number, 817 comprised females and the remainder 1,551 made of male entrants.
Addressing the matriculating students, Vice Chancellor of SDD-UBIDS Professor Philip Duku Osei admonished the newly ushered students to adhere to the University’s rules and regulations through out their stay on the University.
He again urged them to uphold the goodwill of the school and ponder over the institution’s motto dubbed ‘Leadership, Excellence and Development” and emulate same during and after their stay on campus.
Prof Duku further stated “my dear matriculating students, I must put it on record that, this year’s ceremony is unique because you are the first set of students to be admitted into SDD-UBIDS in this critical era of COVID-19 and since the inception of the University as an autonomous institution. I therefore want to inspire you to take your studies seriously, protect and project the image of the University”.
The Vice Chancellor also seized the opportunity and informed the public of new schools/faculties introduced by the University. These include; Faculty of Social Science and Arts, School of Education and Life-Long learning, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology and Faculty of Public Policy and Governance.
He also hinted that other Programmes such as Law, Hospitality and Tourism are being prepared to take effect.
The University until recently it gains its autonomous status was under the watch of University for Development Studies and formerly known as UDS Wa campus. The now SDD-UBIDS was established in 2019 by an Act of Parliament (Act 1001) and finally came in to being in May 2020 hence this year’s entrants being the first batch of the new University.