Authorities of the University Basic Schools have presented six trophies won at the just ended Universities Basic Schools Sports Association games to the management of the University at a short ceremony held at the Council Chamber.
The UCC Basic Schools won five trophies in addition to the overall while their counterparts from the University of Ghana also took home five with University of Mines and Technology and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology taking none.
UCC Basic Schools hosted the three-day sporting events which featured athletics and football.
Speaking at the presentation, the headmistress of the Primary School, Mrs. Georgina Aglobitse said the activities during the period went well and could therefore not keep the glory to themselves but share with all relevant stakeholders.
Mrs. Aglobitse commended the trainers for their hard work saying “they are our secret. These teachers have worked extremely hard and need to be commended”.
The Director of Legal, Consular and General Services, Mr. Moses Abnory thanked the teachers for keeping to their promise to host and win the games, noting “Thank God that you promised and you have delivered”. He advised them not to sleep on their oars since their competitors would do everything possible to upstage them at the next meeting. He also commended the athletes for their outstanding performance and urged them to train at all times to keep them in good shape.
Prof. L. K. Sam-Amoah who received the trophies on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, described the feat as “this is an amazing feat you have chalked”.
Prof. Sam-Amoah said the Basic Schools were noted for their excellent academic performance, so if they have added sporting events to it, it showed that any school that did well academically could also do well in sports. He said: “we want you to know we really appreciate what you have done. Thank you so much for making the University shine”.
He also commended them for winning the games on three consecutive times since its inception five years ago.