The University of Cape Coast Basic Schools emerged the overall winners of this year’s Universities Basic School Sports Competition held at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi.
UCC Basic School won five out of the ten trophies at stake at the annual event, the remaining five went to the rest of the schools. They were JHS soccer, primary soccer, medley, primary athletics and the overall trophies.
Presenting the trophies to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, headmistress of the Primary School, Mrs. Georgina Aglobitse explained that, as custom demanded, they were informing management of the excellent performance and achievements of the athletes at the just ended competition. She said the competition was keenly contested but with determination and hard work, the athletes performed creditably and made the University proud. She thanked the management of the University for supporting the basic schools in all their activities.
Receiving the trophies, Prof. Oduro commended the athletes for their performance that has brought honour to the University and asked them to do more in future competitions. He advised the students to apply the same science they used in their training to their books so that they would excel in their studies as well.
“I am not sure any of you was affected and distracted by those chasing you in a race, rather you checked, persevered and went on; apply the same principles to your life, apply endurance and perseverance. Once you do that you will become a balanced student”, he added.
Present at the ceremony were the Acting Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Teye Onyame, Assistant Registrar, Council Secretariat, Madam Elizabeth Yankah, Junior Assistant Registrar, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Nasir Y. Entsie and Junior Assistant Registrar, Public Relations, Mr. Felix Adu-Poku, Head of UJHS, Madam Kate Frimpong and some teachers of the Basic School.