UCC Basic School Presents Trophies to Pro-Vice-Chancellor

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) Basic School has presented the trophies it won at the just ended University Basic Schools Sports Association (UBaSSA) Games to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro. The Headmistress of UCC JHS, Mrs. Kate Frimpong, led the sports team to present the trophies to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor. The 2017 edition of UBaSSA games, hosted by the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT) at Tarkwa, saw athletes from basic schools of University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University of Cape Coast (UCC) participating. Participating Schools competed in soccer, athletics (100, 200, 400 and 4×100 meters) and field events (long jump and high jump). Briefing the Pro-Vice-Chancellor on the Games, a tutor at the Basic School, Mr. Ansah Obeng, said the team faced inclement weather at Tarkwa but they remained resolute throughout the competition. "During one of the races," Mr. Obeng recounted, “one athlete – a female - fell but she was able to rise and overtake her competitors to win the 400 meters”. On Soccer, he indicated that the female players of the school emerged winners while their male counterparts were runners up. Again, he said, the boys and girls won bronze and silver respectively at the primary levels. He assured the University that the team would continue to work hard with determination to achieve more laurels for the school. For his part, Pro-Vice-Chancellor commended the team for the discipline, teamwork and tenacity of purpose exhibited during the games. He entreated them to sustain the attitude, adding that they had done themselves, the Basic School and the University, proud. He urged the team to continue to work hard and replicate the sterling performance in the 2018 edition of the UBaSSA Games, which would be held at UCC. He advised the students to equally take their studies seriously in order to achieve academic excellence. Prof. Oduro pledged management’s continuous support for the team and praised the teachers for their extraordinary commitment, hard work and immense contribution to the development of sports in the University. At the end of the competition, both UCC and UMAT won 2 trophies each, whilst KNUST bagged home a trophy, and UG went home without a trophy. In a related development, the Basic School has won the 2017 Regional Scripture Union Super Zonal Bible Quiz contest. The School was presented with a shield as its prize. For his part, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, praised the participants for their remarkable feat. He advised them to allow the Bible govern every facet of their lives to ensure progress in happiness.