Leadership of the National Alumni Association of the University for Development Studies has descended heavily on Joy Fm’s Ato Kwamena Dadzie who allegedly downgraded the Northern Region’s premier University (UDS) by describing it as an institution occupied by goats.
With specific reference to Monday November 15 edition of Joy Fm’s Super Morning Show, the UDS National Alumni Association leadership is demanding an unqualified apology from Ato Kwamena Dadzie over his alleged unfair comment.
Mr. Felix Abagale, National President of the UDS Alumni Association threatened to seek legal redress if Ato Kwamena Dadzie fails to retract that statement.
“Ato Kwamena Dadzie during the Joy Fm’s Super Morning Show on Monday, 15th November 2010, made uncomplimentary remarks about our University as being a ‘University Indeed” saying “The UDS is a place occupied by goats – of which we the Alumni do not know whether it is the Lecturers, Professors, or the University Administrators who are the goats or students.”
Felix Abagale demanded the apology at a news conference organized at the Nyankpala campus of the University for Development Studies.
“We the National Executives of the University for Development Studies Alumni Association therefore request the withdrawal of those unpalatable words used by Ato Kwamena Dadzie in his description of our university which has gained International repute” Felix emphasized.
Mr. Felix Abagale categorically stated that the University for Development Studies has produced graduates of good standing who have been placed in all sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
He therefore challenged Ato Kwamena Dadzie to learn about the UDS which he said was established in May 1992 by (PNDC Law 279) and accredited by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to run approved programmes at all levels.