UDS to offer child protection course

Prof. Gabriel Teye, UDS Vice Chancellor

Prof. Gabriel Teye, UDS Vice Chancellor

The University for Development Studies (UDS) will from the 2017\2018 academic year begin the teaching of Child Protection on its Wa campus.

The programme, under the Faculty of Integrated Studies and UNICEF, is part of a two year Child Protection (CP) Project to address deficiencies in social work and child protection issues.

Dr. Sylvester Z. Galaa, Dean of the Faculty disclosed this in an interview with The Ghanaian Times during a capacity building workshop for senior members of the faculty in Damango.

Dr. Galaa noted that the introduction of child protection issues into the faculty’s curricula, would make the Integrated Development Studies (IDS) curricula a comprehensive programme, adding that the programme would also address the human capacity and training needs of agencies and departments that champion child development issues in Ghana.

He commended UNICEF for their support in putting together the project, adding that the Faculty was committed to charting a new path in curricular development in Ghana and Africa.

To enable senior members of the faculty stay on top of curriculum design issues and enhance teaching, the Faculty embarked on a week workshop with their consultants from the Wilfred Laurier University of Canada and UNICEF to expand their understanding of child protection issues, build their knowledge and skills of curriculum design and audit and review their teaching methodologies and strategies.

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