The University of Cape Coast Parliament represented by Paul Addah and Awutunde Awosika won silver at the recent Common Wealth Debate which was organised by the Parliament of Ghana for six universities in the country at the International Conference Centre, Accra.
Participating Universities were the University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The rest were University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), University for Development Studies (UDS) and the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR).
Contestants from the Universities debated the topic “Should Ghana have a New Electoral Roll for the 2016 Elections.” The UCC team argued in favour of the motion and qualified for the final round. At the end of the debate, UG won gold followed by UCC with silver whilst KNUST took bronze for placing third position. The first winner and the two runner-ups received trophies and cash prizes.
The contestants led by their patrons, Prof. Samuel Yeboah Mensah and Prof. Koawo Edjah presented the trophy to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole in his office. The Vice-Chancellor praised the team for their hard work and encouraged them to use the UCC Parliament House to preach peace and unity on campus in particular and the nation in general.
Prof. Kuupole commended the UCC Parliament and added that I have been following the activities of UCC Parliament though I have not witnessed any of your sittings but I must commend you for not causing any trouble either in the University or at your sittings.” He noted that management was proud of UCC students and the numerous achievements they continue to chalk academically and in sports.
Present were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, Director of Finance, Mrs. Elizabeth Obesse and some students from the UCC Parliament.