Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first to visit and hold papal mass in the Arabian Peninsula, the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century. Born in Buenos Aires, Bergoglio was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969, from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina's provincial superior of the Society of Jesus, he became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. He led the Argentine Church during the December 2001 riots in Argentina; the administrations of Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner considered him a political rival. Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March, he chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God's mercy, international visibility as Pope, concern for the poor and commitment to interfaith dialogue.
He is credited with having a less formal approach to the papacy than his predecessors, for instance choosing to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than in the papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace used by previous popes. He maintains that the Church should be more welcoming, he does not support Marxism, or Marxist versions of liberation theology. Francis maintains the traditional views of the Church regarding abortion, ordination of women, clerical celibacy, he opposes consumerism and overdevelopment, supports taking action on climate change, a focus of his papacy with the promulgation of Laudato si'. In international diplomacy, he helped to restore full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba and supported the cause of refugees during the European migrant crisis. Since 2016, Francis has faced open criticism from theological conservatives, on the question of admitting civilly divorced and remarried Catholics to Communion with the publication of Amoris laetitia, on the question of the alleged cover-up of clergy sexual abuse.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born on 17 December 1936 in a neighborhood of Buenos Aires. He was the eldest of five children of Regina María Sívori. Mario Bergoglio was an Italian immigrant accountant born in Portacomaro in Italy's Piedmont region. Regina Sívori was a housewife born in Buenos Aires to a family of northern Italian origin. Mario José's family left Italy in 1929 to escape the fascist rule of Benito Mussolini. According to María Elena Bergoglio, the Pope's only living sibling, they did not emigrate for economic reasons, his other siblings were Oscar Adrián and Marta Regina. Two great-nephews and Joseph, died in a traffic collision. In the sixth grade, Bergoglio attended Wilfrid Barón de los Santos Ángeles, a school of the Salesians of Don Bosco, in Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, he attended the technical secondary school Escuela Técnica Industrial N° 27 Hipólito Yrigoyen, named after a past President of Argentina, graduated with a chemical technician's diploma. He worked for a few years in that capacity in the foods section at Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory where his boss was Esther Ballestrino.
Before joining the Jesuits, Bergoglio worked as a bar bouncer and as a janitor sweeping floors, he ran tests in a chemical laboratory. In the only known health crisis of his youth, at the age of 21 he suffered from life-threatening pneumonia and three cysts, he had part of a lung excised shortly afterwards. Bergoglio has been a lifelong supporter of San Lorenzo de Almagro football club. Bergoglio is a fan of the films of Tita Merello and tango dancing, with a fondness for the traditional music of Argentina and Uruguay known as the milonga. Bergoglio found his vocation to the priesthood, he passed by a church to go to confession, was inspired by the priest. Bergoglio studied at the archdiocesan seminary, Inmaculada Concepción Seminary, in Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, after three years, entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on 11 March 1958. Bergoglio has said that, as a young seminarian, he had a crush on a girl he met and doubted about continuing the religious career; as a Jesuit novice he studied humanities in Chile.
At the conclusion of his novitiate in the Society of Jesus, Bergoglio became a Jesuit on 12 March 1960, when he made the religious profession of the initial, perpetual vows of poverty and obedience of a member of the order. In 1960, Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo de San José in San Miguel, Buenos Aires Province, he taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepción, a high school in Santa Fe, from 1964 to 1965. In 1966, he taught the same courses at the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood on 13 December 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano, he attended a seminary in San Miguel. He became a professor of theology. Bergoglio completed his final stage of spiritual training as a Jesuit, tertianship, at Alcalá de Henares, Spain, he took the final fourth vow
University of Education, Winneba
The University of Education, Winneba is a University in Winneba, Central Region of Ghana. Its main aim is to train teachers for the education system of Ghana; the University of Education, Winneba is charged with the responsibility of teacher education and producing professional educators to spearhead a new national vision of education aimed at redirecting Ghana's efforts along the path of rapid economic and social development. The University of Education, Winneba is expected to play a leading role in Ghana's drive to produce scholars whose knowledge would be responsive to the realities and exigencies of contemporary Ghana; the university has seven faculties. It has 18 distance education regional study centres throughout Ghana. In addition to three campuses in Winneba where its administrative office is located, the University has three extra campuses in addition to over 20 study centres: The College of Technology Education – Kumasi Campus The College of Agriculture Education – Mampong Campus The College of Languages Education – Ajumako Campus The Asante Mampong Campus hosts the College of Agriculture Education and is situated 51 kilometres north-east of Kumasi.
The Asante Mampong campus is the home of the Faculty of Agriculture Education, the Faculty of Science and Environment Education. Department of Agricultural Engineering Department of Animal Science Education Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Department of Soil and Crop Science Education Department of Science Education Department of Environmental Health & Sanitation Science nmnkj The Kumasi Campus which hosts the College of Technology Education is about 320 kilometres away from Winneba, the main campus; the College is made up of the Faculty of Business Education, Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education and the Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences. Department of Business Education Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Department of Technology Education Department of Information Technology Education Department of Basic Education The Ajumako Campus hosts the students of the Department of Akan-Nzema Education, Ewe Education, Ga–Dangme Education of The Faculty of Languages Education.
The Faculty of Languages Education will move from the Winneba Campus to the Ajumako Campus and will become the College of Languages Education. Department of Akan-Nzema Education Department of Applied Linguistics Department of English Education Department of French Education Department of Gur - Gonja Education Department of Ewe Education The Winneba Campus is the main campus of the University and is spread over three sites within the Effutu Municipality; the central Administration of the University is located at the South Campus. The Winneba Campus hosts the following Faculties, Institute and Offices: Department of Health, Physical Education and Sports Education Department of Home Economics Departments of Mathematics Education Department of Biology Education Department of Social Science Education Department of Social Studies Education Department of Business Administration Department of Health Administration and Education Department of Art Education Department of Graphic Design Department of Music School Department of Theatre Arts Center for Continuing Education Center for Distance Education Center for Teacher Development and Action Research National Center for Research into Basic Education Center for Educational Policy Studies Center for School and Community Science and Technology Studies It is a multi-campus, multi-site university.
It has five campuses, Three at Winneba and one at Ajumako in Central Ghana, the other two at Kumasi and Mampong all in the Ashanti Region. As a multi-campus, multi-site university with campuses and learning centres in other parts of the country, UEW has six Faculties, one institute and two centres of the university provide programmes in the areas of Science and Mathematics Education and Business Education, Agriculture Education, Home Economics Education, Cultural Studies, Creative Arts Education and Counselling and Educational Administration and Leadership. Official website Ghana Students Uew Forum
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, licenses and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, related services, its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers; as of 2016, it is the world's largest software maker by revenue, one of the world's most valuable companies. The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software". Microsoft is ranked No. 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, it rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows.
The company's 1986 initial public offering, subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions, their largest being the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in December 2016, followed by their acquisition of Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in May 2011. As of 2015, Microsoft is market-dominant in the IBM PC-compatible operating system market and the office software suite market, although it has lost the majority of the overall operating system market to Android; the company produces a wide range of other consumer and enterprise software for desktops and servers, including Internet search, the digital services market, mixed reality, cloud computing and software development. Steve Ballmer replaced Gates as CEO in 2000, envisioned a "devices and services" strategy; this began with the acquisition of Danger Inc. in 2008, entering the personal computer production market for the first time in June 2012 with the launch of the Microsoft Surface line of tablet computers.
Since Satya Nadella took over as CEO in 2014, the company has scaled back on hardware and has instead focused on cloud computing, a move that helped the company's shares reach its highest value since December 1999. In 2018, Microsoft surpassed Apple as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world after being dethroned by the tech giant in 2010. Childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen sought to make a business utilizing their shared skills in computer programming. In 1972 they founded their first company, named Traf-O-Data, which sold a rudimentary computer to track and analyze automobile traffic data. While Gates enrolled at Harvard, Allen pursued a degree in computer science at Washington State University, though he dropped out of school to work at Honeywell; the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics featured Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems's Altair 8800 microcomputer, which inspired Allen to suggest that they could program a BASIC interpreter for the device. After a call from Gates claiming to have a working interpreter, MITS requested a demonstration.
Since they didn't yet have one, Allen worked on a simulator for the Altair while Gates developed the interpreter. Although they developed the interpreter on a simulator and not the actual device, it worked flawlessly when they demonstrated the interpreter to MITS in Albuquerque, New Mexico. MITS agreed to distribute it, marketing it as Altair BASIC. Gates and Allen established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as the CEO; the original name of "Micro-Soft" was suggested by Allen. In August 1977 the company formed an agreement with ASCII Magazine in Japan, resulting in its first international office, "ASCII Microsoft". Microsoft moved to a new home in Bellevue, Washington in January 1979. Microsoft entered the operating system business in 1980 with its own version of Unix, called Xenix. However, it was MS-DOS. After negotiations with Digital Research failed, IBM awarded a contract to Microsoft in November 1980 to provide a version of the CP/M OS, set to be used in the upcoming IBM Personal Computer.
For this deal, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone called 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products, which it branded as MS-DOS, though IBM rebranded it to PC DOS. Following the release of the IBM PC in August 1981, Microsoft retained ownership of MS-DOS. Since IBM had copyrighted the IBM PC BIOS, other companies had to reverse engineer it in order for non-IBM hardware to run as IBM PC compatibles, but no such restriction applied to the operating systems. Due to various factors, such as MS-DOS's available software selection, Microsoft became the leading PC operating systems vendor; the company expanded into new markets with the release of the Microsoft Mouse in 1983, as well as with a publishing division named Microsoft Press. Paul Allen resigned from Microsoft in 1983 after developing Hodgkin's disease. Allen claimed that Gates wanted to dilute his share in the company when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease because he didn't think he was working hard enough. After leaving Microsoft, Allen lost billions of dollars on ill-conceived or mistimed technology investments.
He invested in low-tech sectors, sports teams, commercial real estate. Despite having begun jointly developing a new operating system, OS/2, with IBM in
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation branded as the'William H. Gates Foundation', is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $50.7 billion in assets. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and, in the U. S. to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation is controlled by its three trustees: Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Susan Desmond-Hellmann. It had an endowment of $50.7 billion as of December 31, 2017. The scale of the foundation and the way it seeks to apply business techniques to giving makes it one of the leaders in venture philanthropy, though the foundation itself notes that the philanthropic role has limitations. In 2007, its founders were ranked as the second most generous philanthropists in the US, Warren Buffett the first.
As of May 16, 2013, Bill Gates had donated $28 billion to the foundation. Since its founding, the foundation has endowed and supported a broad range of social and education developments including the establishment of the Gates Cambridge Scholarships at Cambridge University. In 1994, the foundation was formed as the William H. Gates Foundation. During the foundation's following years, funding grew to $2 billion. On June 15, 2006, Gates announced his plans to transition out of a day-to-day role with Microsoft, effective July 31, 2008, to allow him to devote more time to working with the foundation. In 2005, Bill and Melinda Gates, along with the musician Bono, were named by Time as Persons of the Year 2005 for their outstanding charitable work. In the case of Bill and Melinda Gates, the work referenced was that of this foundation. In April 2010, Gates was invited to visit and speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he asked the students to take on the hard problems of the world in their futures.
He explained the nature and philosophy of his philanthropic endeavors. In 2010, the foundation's founders started the Commission on Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century, entitled "Transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world."A 2011 survey of grantees found that many believed the foundation did not make its goals and strategies clear and sometimes did not understand those of the grantees. The foundation's response was to improve the clarity of its explanations, make "orientation calls" to grantees upon awarding grants, tell grantees who their foundation contact is, give timely feedback when they receive a grantee report, establish a way for grantees to provide anonymous or attributed feedback to the foundation; the foundation launched a podcast series. In 2013, Hillary Clinton launched a partnership between the foundation and the Clinton Foundation to gather and study data on the progress of women and girls around the world since the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference On Women in Beijing.
This is called "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project." On June 25, 2006, Warren Buffett pledged to give the foundation 10 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares spread over multiple years through annual contributions, with the first year's donation of 500,000 shares being worth $1.5 billion. Buffett set conditions so that these contributions do not increase the foundation's endowment, but work as a matching contribution, doubling the foundation's annual giving. Bloomberg News noted, "Buffett's gift came with three conditions for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Bill or Melinda Gates must be alive and active in its administration. Buffett gave the foundation two years to abide by the third requirement." The Gates Foundation received 5% of the shares in July 2006 and will receive 5% of the remaining earmarked shares in the July of each following year. In July 2018, Buffet announced another donation of his company's Class B stock, this time worth $2 billion, to the Gates Foundation.
To maintain its status as a charitable foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation must donate funds equal to at least 5 percent of its assets each year. As of April 2014, the foundation is organized into four program areas under chief executive officer Susan Desmond-Hellmann, who "sets strategic priorities, monitors results, facilitates relationships with key partners": Global Development Division Global Health Division United States Division Global Policy & Advocacy Division Global Growth & Opportunity DivisionThe foundation maintains an online database of grants on its website which includes for each grant the name of the grantee organization, the purpose of the grant and the amount; this database is publicly available. In November 2014, the Gates Foundation announced that they were adopting an open access policy for publications and data, "to enable the unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research funded by the foundation, including any underlying data sets".
This move has been applauded by those who are working in the area of capacity building and knowledge sharing. Its terms have been called the most stringent among similar OA policies; as of January 1, 2015 their Open Access polic
Regional Maritime University
The Regional Maritime University, is an international tertiary institution and private university in Accra, Ghana. RMU attained full University status on 25 October 2007 and was launched as such by John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana, it was first called Regional Maritime Academy. On 1 October 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 1982, followed by the signing of the instrument of transfer, handing over the college to the Ministerial Conference of West and Central African States on Maritime Transport, now known as Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa, which negotiated for its regionalization; the college was renamed The Regional Maritime Academy. The formal inauguration of the RMA took place 26 May 1983 with Ghana as a founding member. Regionalization of the academy was for cooperation with regard to the training of personnel to ensure the sustained growth and development of maritime industries in the sub-region and beyond.
The academy in Ghana serves the Anglophone countries while a sister academy in Ivory Coast serves the Francophone countries. The Regional Maritime University, Ghana, is an international tertiary institution and private university; the RMU occupies the premises of the old Ghana Nautical College, established in 1958 to train ratings for the erstwhile State Shipping Corporation. On 1 October 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 1982, followed by the signing of the instrument of transfer, handing over the College to the Ministerial Conference of West and Central African States on Maritime Transport, now known as Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa, which negotiated for its regionalization; the College was renamed The Regional Maritime Academy. The overall objective for the establishment of RMU was to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry; the RMU is a branch of the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden and an affiliate of the University of Ghana, in Legon.
The University has working relations with other universities in the sub-region. The RMA has since December, 2004 been given Institutional Accreditation by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana. Official website Regional Maritime University - WMU Branch Ghana
Computer science is the study of processes that interact with data and that can be represented as data in the form of programs. It enables the use of algorithms to manipulate and communicate digital information. A computer scientist studies the theory of computation and the practice of designing software systems, its fields can be divided into practical disciplines. Computational complexity theory is abstract, while computer graphics emphasizes real-world applications. Programming language theory considers approaches to the description of computational processes, while computer programming itself involves the use of programming languages and complex systems. Human–computer interaction considers the challenges in making computers useful and accessible; the earliest foundations of what would become computer science predate the invention of the modern digital computer. Machines for calculating fixed numerical tasks such as the abacus have existed since antiquity, aiding in computations such as multiplication and division.
Algorithms for performing computations have existed since antiquity before the development of sophisticated computing equipment. Wilhelm Schickard designed and constructed the first working mechanical calculator in 1623. In 1673, Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated a digital mechanical calculator, called the Stepped Reckoner, he may be considered the first computer scientist and information theorist, among other reasons, documenting the binary number system. In 1820, Thomas de Colmar launched the mechanical calculator industry when he released his simplified arithmometer, the first calculating machine strong enough and reliable enough to be used daily in an office environment. Charles Babbage started the design of the first automatic mechanical calculator, his Difference Engine, in 1822, which gave him the idea of the first programmable mechanical calculator, his Analytical Engine, he started developing this machine in 1834, "in less than two years, he had sketched out many of the salient features of the modern computer".
"A crucial step was the adoption of a punched card system derived from the Jacquard loom" making it infinitely programmable. In 1843, during the translation of a French article on the Analytical Engine, Ada Lovelace wrote, in one of the many notes she included, an algorithm to compute the Bernoulli numbers, considered to be the first computer program. Around 1885, Herman Hollerith invented the tabulator, which used punched cards to process statistical information. In 1937, one hundred years after Babbage's impossible dream, Howard Aiken convinced IBM, making all kinds of punched card equipment and was in the calculator business to develop his giant programmable calculator, the ASCC/Harvard Mark I, based on Babbage's Analytical Engine, which itself used cards and a central computing unit; when the machine was finished, some hailed it as "Babbage's dream come true". During the 1940s, as new and more powerful computing machines were developed, the term computer came to refer to the machines rather than their human predecessors.
As it became clear that computers could be used for more than just mathematical calculations, the field of computer science broadened to study computation in general. In 1945, IBM founded the Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City; the renovated fraternity house on Manhattan's West Side was IBM's first laboratory devoted to pure science. The lab is the forerunner of IBM's Research Division, which today operates research facilities around the world; the close relationship between IBM and the university was instrumental in the emergence of a new scientific discipline, with Columbia offering one of the first academic-credit courses in computer science in 1946. Computer science began to be established as a distinct academic discipline in the 1950s and early 1960s; the world's first computer science degree program, the Cambridge Diploma in Computer Science, began at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in 1953. The first computer science degree program in the United States was formed at Purdue University in 1962.
Since practical computers became available, many applications of computing have become distinct areas of study in their own rights. Although many believed it was impossible that computers themselves could be a scientific field of study, in the late fifties it became accepted among the greater academic population, it is the now well-known IBM brand that formed part of the computer science revolution during this time. IBM released the IBM 704 and the IBM 709 computers, which were used during the exploration period of such devices. "Still, working with the IBM was frustrating if you had misplaced as much as one letter in one instruction, the program would crash, you would have to start the whole process over again". During the late 1950s, the computer science discipline was much in its developmental stages, such issues were commonplace. Time has seen significant improvements in the effectiveness of computing technology. Modern society has seen a significant shift in the users of computer technology, from usage only by experts and professionals, to a near-ubiquitous user base.
Computers were quite costly, some degree of humanitarian aid was needed for efficient use—in part from professional computer operators. As computer adoption became more widespread and affordable, less human assistance was needed for common usage. Despite its short history as a formal academic discipline, computer science has made a number of fundamental contributions to science and society—in fact, along with electronics, it is
University for Development Studies
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; these are Upper East Region and the Upper West Region. Department of Community Development Department of Planning and Management Department of Real Estate and Land management Department of Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation Technology Department of Agricultural Extension and Farm Management Department of Agronomy Department of Animal Science Department of Biotechnology Department of Consumer Sciences & Agricultural Education Department of Horticulture Department of Forestry and Forest Resources Management Department of Fisheries ad Aquatic Resources Management Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Management Department of Environment and Sustainability Department of Ecotourism and Resort Management Undergraduate 4-Year BSc 4-Year BSc 4-Year BSc 2/3-Year BSc 2-Year BSc 3-Year BSc 6-Year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Sandwich Post-Graduate MSc./MPhil in Community Health and Development MSc./MPhil in Public Health Nutrition Department of Applied Biology Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry Department of Applied Physics Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences Department of Mathematics Department of Computer Science Department of Statistics Department of Economics & Entrepreneurship Development Department of Environmental & Resource Studies Department of Social, Political & Historical Studies Department of Planning, Land Economy and Rural Development Department of Communication studies Department of programs offeredbuiness Studies The first batch of students were admitted in 1997 Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine Department of Community Nutrition Department of Microbiology Department of Pharmacology Department of Community Health and Family Medicine Department of Physiology & Surgery Department of Development Education Studies Department of Basic Education Studies Department of Educational Foundation Studies Department of social and Business Studies To be established at the University for Development Studies Nyankpala, Northern Region, Ghana – houses the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources and Faculty of Consumer Science and Communication Navrongo, Upper East Region – location of the campus which houses the Faculty of Applied Science and Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana – houses the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences and The Faculty of Education Wa, Upper West Region – houses the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, School of Business and Law and the Faculty of Planning and Land Management For the Third Trimester Practical Programme the whole of the third trimester is devoted to practical field work in the local communities.
Students of a given year group identify a specific region, in smaller groups live and interact with the people in the local communities during each third trimester for a period of three years. The programme began in 1993, it entails the combination of students from all the faculties: Agriculture, Integrated Development Studies. Prof. R. B Bening Pioneer Vice Chancellor Prof G. W. K Mensah Prof. John Bonaventure Kubongpwa Kaburise Prof. Nokoe Prof. Haruna Yakubu Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye List of universities in Ghana Universities of Ghana Overseas Office Ghanaweb.com Official UDS website