University of Ghana wins 2019 Inter-tertiary Commonwealth Debate competition, set to represent Ghana in London

University of Ghana wins 2019 Inter-tertiary Commonwealth Debate competition, set to represent Ghana in London

University of Ghana have be adjudged winners of the 5th Commonwealth Day debate competition held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

This is the first time in the last three years since the University of Ghana won the competition.

The contest, organised by the Public Affairs Directorate of Parliament, was to mark the Commonwealth day celebration.

It also aims at instilling the passion for debate in the youth across Commonwealth countries.

Four out of the eight participating schools went on to the finals and UG emerged as champions of the competition.

The debate was on the motion, “Should churches continue to be tax exempt?”

University of Ghana’s victory at the competition qualifies them to represent the country in London for the Commonwealth Nations’ Competition.

The UG team was made up of Level 200 student Sampson Tagbor, Bayouni Dramani Maazu and Agnes  Kyerewaa Afful, both in Level 400.

Participating universities in the competition, aside the University of Ghana were the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), Accra Technical University (ATU), Islamic University College Ghana (IUCG), Central University(CU) and University of Development Studies (UDS).

Credit: universnewsroom.com

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