Vice-Chancellor Hails UCC Basic School

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has congratulated the University Basic School on winning the 2016 edition of the University Basic Schools Sports Associations (UBaSSA) Games held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. At the end of the competition, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Basic School won five trophies out of ten. It was against this backdrop that Prof. Ampiah lauded the team for their splendid performances. The Vice-Chancellor gave the congratulatory message at a function organised in honour of the Basic School Sports Team. He advised the pupils to take their studies seriously and also develop their skills in sports to enable them to attain brighter future in their endeavours. "As you train and do your sports, you must also study hard, so you excel physically and academically," he cautioned. The Vice-Chancellor encouraged them not to rest on their oars, but to win more laurels to uplift the image of their school, in particular, and the University, at large. He assured the Sports Team more goodies from the University, if they win the next edition of the UBaSSA competition, which will be held at the University of Mines and Technology. For her part, the Headmistress of the School, Mrs. Georgina Aglobitse, expressed gratitude to the management of the University for the gesture. She assured the Vice-Chancellor of the School's commitment to train hard to win the next UBaSSA Games. The annual UBaSSA Games are held to deepen ties and establish healthy support for one another through sports with the maiden edition taking place in 2014 at the University of Cape Coast. The 2016 edition saw participants from the basic schools of University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University of Mines and Technology (UMAT). The UBaSSA Games covered activities such as soccer, athletics (100, 200, 400 and 4×100 meters) and field events (long jump and high jump) for all levels of the participating schools. UCC won five trophies as against three for KNUST, two for UG, while UMAT failed to win trophy at the event, which was held from 10th-13th July, 2016.