KNUST wins mock parliament debate as Ghana marks 30 years of parliamentary democracy

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has emerged winner of a mock parliament debate organized as part of activities marking the 30th anniversary of Ghana’s parliamentary democracy.

The debate, held at KNUST, saw four tertiary institutions argue for and against the motion “Should private schools receive government financial support?”.

KNUST scored 826 points, followed by Akenten Appiah Menkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development with 740 points, Wesley College with 698 points, and Kumasi Technical University with 611 points.

The event was part of the Students’ Parliament initiative, aimed at providing a formalized youth structure at the tertiary level to participate in the legislative process and gain practical understanding of parliamentary procedures.

The 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, urged the students to live responsible lives as they pursue their academic laurels.

The participating schools received medals, trophies, and cash prizes ranging from GHS 1,500 to GHS 3,000.

The 30th anniversary celebration was held under the theme “30 years of Parliamentary democracy under the fourth republic; the journey thus far”.

By: Abdul Basit Suleiman | | Ghana

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