Warm felicitations to all and sundry. Thrilled on that memorable day were we all joined hands as stakeholders when the University for Development Studies Wa campus celebrated it’s 25th anniversary in the year 2017. The Wa campus of the University for Development Studies is undoubtedly the largest campus in terms of numbers since its inception. But over the year past, student intake keep retrogressing at an alarming rate by the passage of the years. One very disappointing fact within that young yet vibrant campus which has seen many raise eyebrows over the years is how deficient the campus is from an infrastructural endowment perspective.
The campus cannot boast of having adequate lecture halls that can house students on favorable terms in terms of time table allocation. This predicament has cajoled management to organize lectures in the evenings and even weekends. This development has seen many fall preys to unscrupulous thieves who take advantage of the cover of darkness to perpetrate heinous crimes on students, there has also been reports of several encounters of students with dangerous reptiles.
One cannot also hide the fact that some duty bearers have remained nonchalant and insensitive to the plight of UDS Wa campus students. More daunting is the fact that the lecture halls are also very lame and paralyzed. From fans been broken down to appalling nature of marker boards.
The school can also boast of only five residential halls which can house only a few number of students. This has given landlords in Bamahu community the opportunity to milk and exploit students of their hard earned but woefully inadequate cash by renting out rooms to students at exorbitant prices.
One can see a lot of on- going projects but the pace at which they are being executed is slower than the tortoise speed. We’ve remained tongue-tied on this issue for God knows how long and it is high time we embrace a paradigm shift with open arms.
Let me end by calling on duty bearers to act expeditiously to arrest this overwhelming canker which has taken and is still taking a huge toll on all aspects of the student’s daily activities on campus.
(IGV, AIESEC GHANA)