UCCSMS and ATL FM Win Prestigious Awards

The Dean of School of Medical Sciences, Prof. Francis W. Ofei has presented a trophy the School won at the 6th Inter-Medical School Public Speaking Competition held in Accra to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah.

This is the fourth time UCCSMS has won the competition.

Competing institutions were the University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The University of Ghana came second and third position went to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The debate was sponsored by Patricks University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, Professional Corporation Canada and Dr. Vincent Agyapong, a consultant Psychiatrist.

Mr. Patrick Armah and Ms. Fransiwa Valerie Vande-Pallen who represented the University will spend four weeks at the Patricks University Hospital in Dublin in an exchange programme in Psychiatry as part of their prize for winning the debate.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ghartey Ampiah said he was elated to “see that in the world of competition UCC has been able to hold its own”. He commended the dean, lecturers and students for their performance and asked them not to rest on their oars so that each time they go for the debate they will emerge winners.

Prof. Ghartey said the award meant that they were doing well that is why they are able to win laurels each time they participate in the competition. He advised the students who will embark on the exchange programme in Dublin to share whatever experience they acquire while there with their colleagues on their return saying “Times have changed. Previously, we kept knowledge, we did not share it. Now we do not keep it we share it.”

 At the same ceremony the Station Manager of ATL FM, Kwabena Antwi-Konadu presented a trophy presented to the station by the Business Initiative Direction Company in France.  The station was nominated for the Gold Category of the World Commitment Award, which had 179 countries participating. Award winners are selected from various backgrounds after rigorous checks and scrutiny on their activities and performances.

The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the management and staff oF the radio station on winning award. He intimated that getting nominated and subsequently being awarded, illustrated that the station was working very hard and especially having a huge presence on the Internet. He urged the Radio Station to continue with their hard work and professionalism and also try as much as possible to break new grounds always.

Also, winner of the Radio and Television Personality award for the Central Region, Mrs. Ama Bawa of ATL FM, presented the award she won over the weekend to the Vice-Chancellor.  The Vice-Chancellor congratulated her on winning the award and said it has not just brought honour to her and the Radio Station but to the entire University.  He urged her to train others to come up so that they could also compete for the award in future.