THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BASIC SCHOOL BEGINS SWIMMING LESSONS

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As part of strides byDSC_0427 the University of Ghana Sports Directorate to integrate the university community into sports, recreation and physical activities, it has started a partnership with the University of Ghana Basic School (UGBS) to form a sports club which is intended to encompass various sporting disciplines.
Barely two months ago, the management body of both the University of Ghana Basic School and the University of Ghana Sports Directorate began negotiations on how to form sports club in the University Basic School which will be the hub for various sporting disciplines.
All set and done, the first Sporting Club (Swimming Club) has been formed at the University Basic School. The Swimming Club had its first swimming lesson on 6th February, 2015 with 33 members with the membership moving up by 22 the following week.
The Club in the mean time has its training sessions on Fridays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the University of Ghana Swimming Pool.
It has been the wish of the Director of Sports since assuming office to get these clubs formed at the University. According to him, attempts to introduce all sections of the University community into sports, recreation and physical activities is of prime importance but that of the basic school seems more of a priority since it involves introducing the youth much earlier into sports.
Over the years, the University of Ghana has had so many sportsmen and women who happen to be old pupils of the University Basic School. These sportsmen and women have raised the flag of University of Ghana and Ghana as a country so high in various tournaments like Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA), West African Universities Games (WAUG), International University Sports Federation (FISU) and Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) games.
Examples like, Lillian Kyei (Athletics, FISU), Kwaku Kyei (Volleyball, WAUG), Bernard Mawuko (Athletics, WAUG), Philip Asewe (Soccer WAUG), Edmond Asewe (Soccer WAUG), Dzidjor Akotia (Handball, WAUG), Yaa Akotia (Handball, GUSA), Philip Asumani (Rugby, Casablanca 7’s) to mention just a few of the old students of University Basic School, who later became students of University of Ghana and did so much for the University and Ghana as a country in the area of sports.

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