Be Guided by Discipline and Hard Work - Pro-Vice-Chancellor Urges UCC Sports Men and women

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, has advised sportsmen and women to let discipline, hard work and time consciousness guide them in all their endeavours. According to him, sports required discipline and good conduct, stressing that discipline and time consciousness in sports were crucial in shaping individual sports personalities. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor made these statements during a dinner ceremony organised by the Sports Section to honour well-deserving sports men and women. He urged the sports men and women to know that the key to success in any endeavor was discipline, hard work and time management. Prof. Oduro, who was the guest of honour, used the occasion to congratulate Team UCC on winning the Mini Ghana Universities Sports Associations (GUSA) Games. For his part, the Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Committee, Dr. Charles Domfeh, said it was an undeniable fact that UCC Sports Team had been performing creditably well in Ghana. However, he said, UCC Sports Team had not been participating in International Universities Games- for close to three years now-because of financial constraint. Dr. Domfeh added that the Sports Section had been channeling a huge chunk of its limited financial resources to pay school fees for needy but brilliant students who were good in sports. Last year, according to him, the Section spent around 120,000 Ghana Cedis to foot the bills of some sports men and women, adding that only last week, the Section interviewed 50 students who were facing difficulties in paying their school fees. Dr. Domfeh, therefore, appealed to the incoming SRC President, Mr. Henry Arthur, to lobby for the Section at the Residence Board Meetings to charge every student GH¢ 5 to enable the Section to get more funds to assist the less privileged sports men and women in the University. He commended management for their relentless support towards sports on campus and reminded the sports men and women to “keep on playing sports; keep on being healthy and let the sky be your limit”. At the event, sports men and women were awarded with plaques and citations for their outstanding performances which brought laurels to the University. Some Senior Members of the University were also honoured at the function.