The United States (US) Embassy in Ghana has congratulated the first ever Central Students Representative Council (SRC) President of the University for Development Studies (UDS) Miss Zeinab Mohammed Denderi.
MyNewsGh.com last week reported of how the level 300 student who was no among leading contenders for the position sprang a surprise to the shock of the student body by defeating four other candidates and emerging victorious with a 10 vote margin at the Nyankpala campu.
“The SRC President-Elect had a total of 761 votes representing 50.3% of the total valid votes cast while her contender had a total of 751 votes, representing 49.7% of the total valid votes cast. She therefore won with a total of 10 votes.” It was announced to wild jubilation on Campus.
A congratulatory statement on the official Facebook page of the US Embassy read “ Congratulations to Youth Exchange and Study (YES) alumna Zeinab Denderi on her election as the first female Student Representative Council (SRC) President of the University of Development Studies – Nyankpala campus. We are proud of you”
The University for Development Studies, Tamale was established in 1992 as a multi-campus institution. It is the fifth public university to be established in Ghana. This deviates from the usual practice of having universities with central campuses and administrations. It was created with the three northern regions of North Ghana in mind. The four separate campuses, include Wa Campus in the Upper West Region, Navrongo Campus in the Upper East Region, Nyankpala and Tamale Campuses in the Northern Region but government has announced plans to make all these three autonomous.