Kweku Apreku Agyepong, a level 300 student has been crowned the champion of public speaking at the just ended 40th World Universities Debate Championship (WUDC) held at Assumption University, Thailand.
Maureen Kyere, also a level 300 law student placed 3rd in the same category cementing the University of Ghana’s reputation at the world stage.
This is the UG’s 5th appearance at the championship after successful participation in Malaysia (2015), the Netherlands (2017), Mexico (2018) and Cape Town (2019).
The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) is the largest debating and public speaking competition in the world.
The UG team was made up of 9 students, a coach and a member of the Sports Advisory Board as a leader of delegation.
The event which came off on 26th of December to 4th January 2020 marks the second time a Ghanaian has won this category of the championship since its inception in 1981.
In a related development, ace Ghanaian and world Debater, Antonio Edem Asinyo who was elected as the president of the global body overseeing the successful organization of this year’s championship has handed over to Zachary Wong from the University of Oakland, New Zealand.
Antonio saw a successful implementation of the affirmative action policy and council approval for policies on economic accessibility to develop the sports in under-developed regions of the world namely African, Latin America and Asia.
Mr Edam expressed gratitude to the University of Ghana for the opportunity to be part of the team. He said, “As the coach of the team, I’m humbled to be part of this story. I’m grateful to the University authorities and all others who have contributed to our success. What’s more, as World’s Council chair, I just handed over after a fruitful tenure that focused on economic inclusion”.