The United States (US) Embassy in Ghana has added to the hundreds of social media congratulatory messages in support of the first ever female Central Students Representative Council (SRC) President of UDS.
The current Central Students Representative Council (SRC) president of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Zeinab Mohammed Dender, has won the heart of many after her victory in the recent SRC presidential election.
Her win makes a strong statement in the student body politics of UDS after years of male students dominating the narrative of expected candidates to emerge as SRC president post elections.
Zeinab crushed the hopes of four other contenders to clinch to victory with a 10 vote margin to make history as first female to win the Central Students Representative Council (SRC) President of UDS, Nyankpala campus.
Alhough she was not projected to win prior to the polls, she pulled a commanding performance of over 50%.
“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", her lead was announced amid emphatic elation.
And it followed a congratulatory statement on the official Facebook page of the US Embassy which 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 for Development Studies - Nyankpala campus. We are proud of you!"
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Ghana's top tertiary institution in Tamale, the University for Development Studies was established in 1992 as a multi-campus institution.
It is the fifth public university to be created in the country. It was established 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.
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