Two University of Ghana students win Africa debate awards, qualify for world championship
Two students of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon, were among top five public speakers named at the just ended 5th Pan African University Debating Championship held in South Africa mid-December 2012.
The two- Antonio Edem Asinyo, a level 300 student and Joyce Okyerewaa Dansoa, a level 200 student received in all, three awards in the category of top five public speakers.
The ceremony was held at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria under the theme, “Change and Conflict Environment”.
Mr Asinyo received two awards in the category of top five public speakers, and best speaker country while Ms Okyerewaa Danso also had an award in the category of top five public speakers.
The UG was participating in the championship for the first time and it was the only West African University that received awards this year.
The UG team has therefore qualified for the World Debating Championship to be held in India December 2013.
Over 600 students from 17 African universities took part in the debate championship.
By Ekow Quandzie