UDS cuts period for medical programme

Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, Vice-Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has announced that the duration of the university’s medical programme has been reduced from seven to six years.
He said the new time frame, which takes effect this academic year, was a decision by the Academic Board of UDS to enable the School of Medicine and Health Sciences run a conventional medical programme as was done in other medical schools in other countries.
The vice-chancellor announced this at the university’s 24th matriculation at the UDS Nyankpala Campus in the Northern Region.
Professor Ayum Teye, in a speech read on his behalf, said the reduction of the years has led to an increase in enrolment.
He stated that the university had also admitted 6,897 qualified applicants into various degree and diploma programmes this year.
Out of the number, he said the Tamale Campus admitted 935 applicants, while Nyankpala Campus had 305, with Navrongo  and Wa Campuses admitting 344 and 1,552 applicants respectively.

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