UDS Vice Chancellor warns supervisors over poor supervision

| Updated Aug 06, 2018 at 6:47am


Principal of the Wa Campus of UDS, Prof. Sylvester Z. Galaa reading the speech on behalf of UDS Vice Chancellor, Prof Gabriel Ayum Teye


Some senior members of the Wa Campus of UDS interacting soon after the Matriculation
The Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Prof Gabriel Ayum Teye says “reports reaching his office indicate that some supervisors hardly give quality guidance to the students assigned to them and this does not help in the production of quality thesis.”

The complaint has also featured prominently lately in the reports of external examiners.

Prof. Teye has therefore warned such supervisors that his administration will not tolerate the “attitude”.

He was however, quick to add that there are a lot of serious minded supervisors in the university community and urged them to keep up.

The Vice Chancellor expressed the sentiments the in a speech read for him by the Principal of the Wa Campus of UDS, Prof. Sylvester Z. Galaa at the matriculation of graduate students pursuing sandwich programs in Wa.

In this piece, correspondent Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo says the students at the Wa campus are pursuing their courses at the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, School of Business and Law as well as the Faculty of Planning and Land Management.

The Vice Chancellor of UDS, Prof Teye equally requested all heads of departments to make use of plagiarism software known as “Turn-it-in” acquired by the University to improve the originality of all research work.

The University challenged those pursuing sandwich programs to make use of library facilities and electronic-resources at their disposal else, they will end up leaving the institution academically ignorant thereby not developing the critical analytical skills for situations.

Prof. Galaa conferred a full juniormembership on the students and advised them sign the Matriculation Register, saying: “You should note that failure to sign the Register implies that you would forfeit the admission into this University for this academic year. I must observe that graduate students in the past have taken this requirement for granted and I wish to direct the Registrar toinvoke the needed sanctions for students who willfully ignore this important prerequisite as part of the admission.”

The gathering was told that distance courses have been started for candidates in remote districts who hardly get opportunity to upgrade themselves and that the initiative is aimed at widening the university’s coverage to allow teachers and other workers in “distant communities” to obtain qualifications that are relevant to their career objectives.