The team that represented the UCC and won the 6th Edition of the Ghana Universities Debate Championship (GUDC) held at All Nations University College, Koforidua, has officially presented the trophy to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah.
Budget for Debaters
The Vice-Chancellor expressed his happiness at the efforts of the debate team and assured the team that from January 2020 budgetary allocation would be made for debate to enable the team to adequately prepare and represent the University at such competitions. He added that there was the need for the University to put an appearance at debate competitions.
The Vice-Chancellor also emphasised the need to motivate debaters within the University so as to encourage them and also attract other students to join the University's Debate Society.
The leader of the team, Mr. Latif Lawrence Jorhowie, expressed the team's gratitude to the Dean of Students, Professor. Eugene K. M. Dartey for his support. He was also grateful to Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom for providing accommodation to team members.
He recounted the struggles and challenges the debate team has encountered in the last six years when it comes to funding and full institutional support. He also said the University could participate in other competitions such as the Pan African Universities Debate Championship.
It would be recalled that UCC emerged as the winner of the 6th annual edition of the Ghana Universities Debate Championship held at All Nations University College, Koforidua. The competition was held from 18th to 27th July 2019.
UCC defeated the defending champions, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and one-time champion, the University of Ghana (UG) to clinch the victory. The win is the first for the University of Cape Coast since the inception of the competition ending their six-years drought.
Present at the event was the University Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan.
CREDIT: Mr. Latif Lawrence Jorhowie