UDS WACWISA Masters and PhD Positionsin Ghana

How To Boost Performance Of Your Smartphone

There are so many ways you can boost the performance of your smartphone today. These are some of those ways. 

 With mobile use constantly on the rise, users are now spending as much as three hours and 15 minutes a day on their phones, most of which in exploring different apps. Smartphones have become our wallets, address books and personal assistants. We use them to hail rides and to book appointments. We even make major payment decisions using our smartphones. If you aren’t doing so already, here is how to boost productivity and get the best out of your smart device. Protect  your smartphone Data is only good if you have control over it. And if you don’t take security seriously, then unscrupulous persons will take advantage of your smartphone and do ugly stuff with it. You can start by encrypting the information on your smartphone via the settings option. Then add a pin code to make sure nobody is able to access your phone when you leave it unattended. If your smart device has facial recognition, finger print protection, or any other security feature, make good use of them to keep your information safe. Another way to practice good security is to back up the content of your smartphone regularly. That way, your life will still go on smoothly even when you get a new smartphone. You should also install an antivirus on your smartphone to ensure better security by keeping it free of viruses and other malicious codes. Protecting your smartphone can make you seem paranoid, but nobody will think you smart if you leave it unprotected. Install the right apps There is more to a smartphone than just receiving calls. A new app is developed almost everyday that helps boost our productivity in some form or the other. For instance, you can download a scanner that allows you to scan documents on the go. There are many others that will help you plan your day and manage your expenses. For those who need more functionality than the memo app will offer, Microsoft’s Office Suite is available on all mobile operating systems. For your daily commute, eWallets now make it easy to make payments within a safe environment. Fintechs have gone so far with their innovations that you might never need to enter a banking hall again unless you need to say hi. Even then, there are a number of communication apps, like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Telegram. With huge storage, large memories, and advanced pixels, smartphones have become the new personal computer. Boost your productivity by downloading apps based on your daily needs. You can check your heart beat as well and measure your activity level each day. Cool, right? Health and fitness apps like My Google Fit, MyFitnessPal and SparkPeople can help you manage your daily exercise, caloric and nutritional intake. Some of these tools are helpful for managing health conditions, like diabetes, that require calorie and nutrition counting. Work on your phone Smartphones make it easy to share stuff on social media platforms. Apps like Facebook and Twitter come pre-installed on most smart devices. But smartphones are not just convenient for doing fun things. You can do a lot of work using your smartphone and still be productive at the same time. If you are a social media marketer or are managing your business’s social pages, Facebook has special apps to help you achieve your digital goals. There are bite-sized project management tools that complement your smartphone capabilities to help you complete important milestones at the workplace. You can create invoices on the go, and even connect your point of sale device to your smartphone to make selling easier and faster. Smartphones bring convenience into our lives. Without compromising security, you can still boost your productivity and raise your company’s earnings. Be productive, not busy Because smartphones are at your fingertips, it is easy to disappear under a torrent of notifications. WhatsApp and Twitter notifications can rundown your battery or eat into your time. To be sure you are productive with your smartphone, set your notifications right to make sure only the right reminders reach you. Unless it is very necessary, turn off notifications for all applications you install. Leave only the ones you actually need to follow, like your in-house communication app. Also, sort out your homepage screen. Remove the default selections and arrange the ones that aid you in your daily activities, like your ride-hailing app, online chats like WhatsApp, and Facebook Manager for your business pages. Keep your ToDo list widget very close as well to keep you on top of your day’s activities. Don’t drop it What good is a smartphone with a broken screen? Sure, it may still be possible to answer calls with it. However, this seriously compromises how well you can use your smart device. Besides, the aesthetics of your phone matters, especially in business circles. ***Source: Sun News

The West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA) at the University for Development Studies, Ghana is accepting applications for Masters and PhD Positionsin Irrigation and Drainage Engineering.

The purpose of this program is to support African students to pursue Masters(MSc/MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) study program. It is provided by the Government of Ghana and the World Bank.Advertisements


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The World Bank provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects. It organizes Development Marketplace Awards and a competitive grant program. The Government of Ghana followed by alternating military and civilian governments. It is elected by universal suffrage.

Why at the University for Development Studies? The university provides different career paths for graduates with a degree in Development Studies. It offers training related to career orientation and job application skills.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2019


  • Eligible Countries: Citizens from African countries
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Masters and PhD in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering.
  • Admissible Criteria: Applicants must have to apply for the Masters/Doctor of Philosophy program in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering at the University for Development Studies. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (honors) or equivalent with at least a Second-Class Upper Division in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Hydrology and Watershed Management and Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Soil Science or related fields.
  • They should have a minimum qualification: Research-based Masters degree or equivalent in a related field. They need to have practical field training/experience in irrigation and drainage related activities for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Female candidates in the West-Africa sub-region are particularly encouraged to apply. Aspirants should be less than 35 years for the Master’s program and less than 40 years for PhD and be nationals of and resident in Africa.

How to Apply

  • How to apply: For applying, seekers are required to submit applications for admission into the relevant program at the University for Development Studies. After being registered, the claimant can submit full complement of documentation to wacwisa@uds.edu.gh and copy director_wacwisa@uds.edu.gh with a subject line “WACWISA Masters and PhD scholarships”.
  • Supporting Documents: Aspirants will be asked to submit an official/certified academic transcript from the previous University of study and a certified copy of academic certificates, a three (3) page and PhD five (5) page maximum research proposal, a two (2) page statement of motivation, two academic letters of reference and one professional letter of reference, curriculum vitae and a copy of Identity Card (ID) or Bio-data page of National Passport.
  • Admission Requirements: For admitted to the master’s program, you must have a bachelor’s degree (honors) or equivalent with at least a second-class upper division and research-based master’s degree or equivalent in the related field for PhD.
  • Language Requirement: However, the program will give ten weeks certificate language competency training to selected candidates prior. Still, francophone applicants need to provide evidence of competence in English.


The studentship will provide the tuition, research, and learning costs, monthly stipend, research costs, international placement/mobility costs and cover the official university fees for master’s students and PhD students. This will include tuition, registration, examination, matriculation, student identity card, and library.

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