UG Debate Society to Participate in Virtual WUDC

The University of Ghana Debate Society will participate in the World Universities Debate Championship for 2022 being hosted virtually by the Open Communication Organization, Belgrade, Serbia. The Championship is scheduled for 19th to 27th July, 2022.

The Competition, which has seen tertiary level students from over four hundred universities across 100 countries, is the largest and most prestigious debating and public speaking event in the world. This year, the tournament will see its second virtual edition, due to circumstances arising from the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic.

Team UG preparation ahead of the Competition

The University of Ghana (UG) will make a sixth appearance at the competition, after being crowned two-time world public speaking champions in 2019 and 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa and Bangkok, Thailand respectively. UG was also adjudged among the top three African Universities to participate in the tournament. The Team, made up of students from across different levels and faculties has started preparation towards improving the rank of UG and building upon the good run from previous Competitions.

The training process, which enters its third and final week, has involved several hours of virtual and in-person sessions with discussions bordering on several topics, prep sessions, and online competitions with other universities across the world.

UG Debate Coach excited about Team UG prospects

Coach of the Team, Mr. Lawrence Nii Kotey Neequaye acknowledged the work being put in by the Team. He expressed satisfaction with the fast growth and adaptation of the debutants in the Team.

“I am excited about the zeal and commitment from the Team, having to juggle academic work and other individual responsibilities while simultaneously preparing for their toughest competition yet. The training has been productive and consistent so far, and a testament to the desire of individual members of the Team to give off their very best in the Championship. There are a few new faces making their debut, however, I am most confident the team will continue their good form in the public speaking and adjudication category, while improving upon our global debate ranking.”

The University of Ghana Sports Directorate continues to support and guide Team UG in their debate endeavours, and we are confident in the abilities of the Team to represent the university well at this year’s debating championship.