By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
Central University College Ghana (CUCG) on Tuesday stamped their dominance over fellow students’ parliamentary tertiary institutions when they emerged champions in a keenly contested maiden Commonwealth Day Quiz contest held among selected Tertiary Student’s Parliament at the Justice D.F. Annan Auditorium in Parliament House.
The Miotso based university college won the gold medal with 81.9 points after a four-round contest followed closely by silver medalists University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) who had 75.3 points and University of Cape Coast (UCC) who placed third with 73.4 points.
Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) took the fourth position with 67.4 points while Abetifi Presbyterian University College (PUC) and Catholic University College (CUC) Fiapre placed fifth and sixth respectively with 51.6 and 48 points each.
The Central University College had earlier on Monday won gold at the Commonwealth Day Tertiary Student’s Parliament debate on the topic “Ghana Beyond Aid: An Attainable Feat or a Political Slogan?” held at the National Theatre in Accra.
The contest was organized by Parliament of Ghana in collaboration with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) under the auspices of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Secretariat.
It forms part of series of activities celebrated to within the Commonwealth community to commemorate this years’ Commonwealth Day which fell on March 09 on theme “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.
The Ghana Country Director of the WFD Dr. Ekwow Appiah in his remark said education, including early childhood care and development, is an essential pre-requisite for individuals to achieve their full potentials.
He emphasized that education also provides a safety valve for non-exploitative and non-violent society as well as enhancing competitiveness in a knowledge-based national and global economy.
Dr. Appiah said the debate underscored the purpose of the tertiary students’ parliament which is to promote the understanding of parliamentary practice and procedures, values and tenets of democracy.
The WFD Director stressed that the debate will further equip the students to understand and be abreast with global issues, co-operate especially among other youth parliaments and empower the young student parliamentarians to face future challenges and understand leadership roles.
He said the Commonwealth believes in the right of everyone to education and that all persons have a right of access to lifelong learning by every appropriate means.
The Director assured the students that the Foundation’s commitment to the values and works of the Student’s Parliament is deep and unshakeable and that Ghana’s Parliament is at present doing everything it could to practicalise freedom of expression and association and students’ participation in Ghana’s democratic process.
Source:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah