The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has lifted the trophy and earned the bragging rights as the new champions of debate in Ghana at the just ended 6th annual edition of the Ghana Universities Debate Championship held at All Nations University College, Koforidua.
The competition spanned from 18th to July 27, 2019.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) beat defending champions Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and one time champions 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.
The University of Cape Coast was one of the few universities which could present only four teams. The 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, University of Ghana, UDS and UENR presenting eleven(11) ten(10), eight (8) and seven (7) teams respectively, the highest during the tournament.