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CENTRAL UNIVERSITY WINS 2020 COMMONWEALTH DEBATE AND QUIZ COMPETITION

1st Apr 2020

Central University was crowned the overall winners on the 10th of March at 2020 Commonwealth Debate and Quiz competition organised by the Parliament of Ghana at the DF Annan Auditorium in Accra. The CU Students' Parliament overcame stiff competition from 19 other contenders including the Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Accra Technical University, University of Ghana, University of Professional Studies-UPSA, University of Cape Coast, and others to qualify for the finals. This year's competition took a different twist with an introduction of A Quiz competition on Democracy, Parliamentary processes, knowledge on the Commonwealth, and General knowledge in addition to the debate competition, which was collaborated by Westminster Foundation for Democracy. 

Gracing the Occasion was the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu and the Director of Westminster Foundation for Democracy and other dignitaries.

Speaking for the motion, Central University’s representative argued that “Ghana Beyond Aid is achievable because measures have been put in place to achieve its implementation. The Ghana Beyond Aid charter has been adopted by the UNDP as a policy direction for its charter.”

The Commonwealth Day debate is an annual competition among Universities Students' Parliament, organised by Parliament of Ghana under the auspices of the Public Affairs of Ghana's Parliament to mark the Commonwealth day.This year’s edition was on the topic ‘Ghana Beyond Aid: An attainable feat or a political slogan’

The 2020 Commonwealth Day is on the theme: Delivering a common future: Connecting, innovation, transforming.

Central University at the end of the competition won two trophies; champions for the Commonwealth Debate and the quiz competition.The University of Ghana and KNUST got the 2nd and 3rd positions.

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