UEW Places 2nd Position in the Maiden Varsities Civic Challenge
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 battled with the University of Education, Winneba in a debate for the topmost prize in the maiden edition of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)’s 2018 Civic Challenge.
The motion for the debate was: “60 years after independence, does Ghana need foreign aid for its development?”
After a fierce battle, the two debating teams were separated by 54 points. GIMPA won the day with 853 points. The debaters from the University of Education, Winneba, placed second by scoring 781 points.
The competition started with 16 schools from the 10 regions of Ghana with The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology placing third position. GIMPA was awarded a cash prize of GHS 2,000, books and consumables.
The topic for the debate was motivated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s ambitious policy shift aimed at weaning Ghana off foreign aid. GIMPA was against donor handouts while UEW supported foreign aid.
Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, who was at the event charged students to take extra-curricular activities seriously since they constitute about 70 percent of the things that will help them in life.
While advising them to prioritise classroom lessons, the former lecturer urged students to attend debate competitions and seminars on campus.