The Sam Jonah Library team emerged as the overall winners in this year's University of Cape Coast (UCC) Staff Games held at the UCC Stadium.
The Library team bagged three (3) gold and 2 bronze medals.
Around fifteen (15) teams consisting of Directorates, Colleges, Schools and Halls competed in Ludo, Thug of War, Draught, Ampe, Volleyball and Football.
The Security Section placed second with University Basic School taking the third position.
Team from the Security Section before the final football match of the competition
While the Directorate of University Health Services came eighth, the College Humanities and Legal Studies (CHLS), College of Health and Allied Sciences (CoHAS), College of Education Studies (CoES), College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (CANS), Kwame Nkrumah , VALCO, Oguaa, Adehye and Casely Hayford Halls all placed ninth.
In a speech read on his behalf by the immediate past Dean of the School of Educational Development and Outreach (SEDO), Prof. George K.T. Oduro, at the closing ceremony, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, commended the participants for their performance and good sportsmanship.
Prof. G. K. T. Oduro kicking a football to commence the final match of the 2022 Staff Games
“Whether you grabbed a medal or not, you are all winners. This is because ultimately, your active and continued participation in sports and athletics would pay you rich dividends in terms of fitness, well-being and happiness,” she said.
Prof. Boohene added that the Library team had demonstrated great resilience and proved that with dedication and hard work one could achieve success.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor said despite the Library team’s sterling performance, there was still more room for improvement and, therefore, cautioned the Team to shun complacency and rather strive for excellence in future competitions.
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC