University of Cape Coast Basic School turned out victors of the 5th annual UBaSSA games held in Cape Coast.
The games which started on Tuesday 26th of June was climaxed with a closing ceremony on Friday, 29th June where the University of Cape Coast Basic School picked five trophies out of the nine trophies to place first. University of Ghana Basic School came second with four trophies while KNUST Basic School and UMAT Basic followed respectively with no trophies.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah congratulated the competing schools for their efforts and zeal. Professor Ampiah also congratulated organizers and participating schools for their efforts in making the games a success.
Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah
“It is not only about academics, it is also about integration; it is about healthy competition, it is about networking with children from other places and it is about learning from each other. I must say that you have all done very well and in the spirit of competition you are all winners” he lauded the students.
Encouraging the students who took part in the sporting events he said, education requires a holistic integration of all necessary players in order to yield the appropriate result of teaching and learning for which sports is arguably a requirement.
“I think that this is something we need to encourage and need to find the necessary funds to keep such activities. I believe University of Cape Coast will open its doors such that when our school comes looking for something we will find something for them”, he noted.
Registrar of UCC, Mr Nyan presenting a trophy to the winner
On her part, the head teacher of the University Junior High School, UCC, Mrs. Kate Frimpong said the UBaSSA games has provided the platform for harmonization amongst the various competing schools. This, she described as laudable and would help shape the behaviours and attitudes of pupils.
Mrs. Frimpong added that the competition’s keenly contested sessions did not report any major injury or complaints for which she was grateful to the officiating team for their unbiased and objective display. She further advised pupils to develop their talents exhibited to achieve greater success.
“There are many fringe benefits of being a sport girl or boy, it gives you the confidence, strength and enhances physical productivity… I believe you will continue to strive for excellence in the discipline you have already displayed a great deal of promise. I really appreciate you for giving us this opportunity to celebrate and be proud of you”, she said.
At the end of the ceremony the mantle was handed over to the University of Ghana Basic School as the next host for the 2019 UBaSSA games.
By: Joseph Amuah/ATL FM News