The University of Cape Coast has emerged as the winner of the 6th annual edition of the Ghana Universities Debate Championship held at All Nations University College, Koforidua.
The competition spanned from 18th to 27th July 2019.
UCC defeated the defending champions, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and one-time champion, the University of Ghana (UG) to clinch the victory. The win is the first for the University of Cape Coast since the inception of the competition ending their six-year’s drought.
UCC presented only four teams unlike their counterparts who presented more than seven teams. The UCC teams comprised;
1. Emmanuel Mylo Dadzie and Samuel Kojo Pinkrah ( Winners)
2. Latif Lawrence Jorhowie and Emmanuel Nwanwa Mensah (Semi-Finalists)
3. Ellen Eyiram Cofie & Ernestina Siaw Amoako ( Quarter Finalists)
4. Grace Adubea Dartey & Elizabeth Nketiah (Quarter-Finalists)
The team which was coached by Mr Eric Asamoah Awuah and Caleb Otabil also had Eugene David Dzagley, Josephine Addobea Newton, Obed Frempong Aboagye and Jessica Afful Tuleassi as adjudicators.
The competition featured ten (10) universities; University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University for Development Studies, University for Health and Allied Sciences, University of Energy and Natural Resources, University of Education Winneba-Kumasi, All Nations University College, Islamic University College, and Perez University College.
The competition which is modelled in the British Parliamentary style of debating had in total 52 teams from all participating universities with KNUST, UG, UDS and UENR presenting eleven(11) ten(10), eight (8) and seven (7) teams respectively, the highest during the tournament.
Credit: Latif Lawrence Jorhowie, Head of UCC delegation