The second edition of the University Civic Challenge Competition has been launched by the National National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). Twenty tertiary institutions have registered to participate in the competition.
Ms Kathleen Addy, the NCCE Deputy Chairperson, Finance and Administration, who officially launched the competition, said the competition sought to educate the public on the contents and context of the 1992 Constitution.
She noted that in the 2017/2018 Edition, 17 universities competed from the interschool’s selection stage to the final stage where the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) immerged the champions.
She said the theme for this year is “Ghana: One People, Our Value, Our Sovereignty in Participatory Democracy”.
Mrs Addy said the competing universities were divided into five zones; Northern Zone comprising Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions, Middle Zone comprising Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regions, Western and Central regions form the third zone, Eastern Zone One comprising Eastern and Volta regions and Eastern Zone Two, which has the Greater Accra Region.
She said the participants for this year’s competition were selected from private, technical and traditional universities from the length and breadth of the country.
She added that the competition starts from Wednesday, February 13, with the interschool’s selection stage after which the zonal competitions would begin on March 5.
The competing universities are: University of Ghana, Bolgatanga Technical University, Wa Technical University, Tamale Technical University, University of Development Studies Tamale, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Garden City University College, and Sunyani Technical University.
Others are Catholic University, Sunyani; Takoradi Technical University, University of Mines and Technology, University of Cape Coast, University of Education Winneba, Ashesi University, University of Professional Studies Accra, Accra Technical University, Ho Technical University, Islamic University, GIMPA and All Nations University.
Source: Ghana News Agency