The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu lauded Commonwealth Hall for the massive reforms the Hall has initiated this academic year.
Speaking at the maiden edition of the Commonwealth Hall Renaissance program, the Sports edition on Saturday 22 September 2018, He commended the Students for the peaceful procession of their freshmen to the matriculation grounds and urged the students to respect the rules and regulations of the University.
“Let me congratulate you today for the descent procession you embarked today,… when you stay within the confines of the law, then you are happy yourself” Prof. Oduro expressed.
The Vice Chancellor noted that, Commonwealth Hall today is not what He perceived years ago. He added that, in those days as a student, they were focused on excelling, students’ activism, others took initiatives and were often seen debating on National issues which to a larger extent resulted in the Hall having many Old Vandals at higher positions in the Country and across the world.
He cautioned the students to avoid violent attacks among each other but rather channel their energies productively by excelling in every area of life including sports, among others and abhor fighting as well as destroying properties of the University of Ghana.
“The Hall has over the years played key role in the University and National and we need to rather focus the energies to rekindle such activism and not fighting among student, which rather tarnishes the image of the Hall” He said.
Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu mentioned that He was informed about progress made by Commonwealth Hall and Mensah Sarbah Hall sports events and called for deepening the friendly relationship.
“I was informed that Commonwealth Hall had a peaceful match between Mensah Sarbah Hall. Even though Commonwealth Hall lost the game, they peacefully left to their Hall…in Sports you either win, lose or draw, ultimately you need to appreciate the essence of sports “he added.
Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu who was a former Sportsman, having played for Secondi Hasaacas, later joined the administration of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited as a Director expressed the need to combined Sports with education. He alluded some prominent people who through sports rose to greatness.
Meanwhile the first edition of the Commonwealth Hall Renaissance dubbed – “Creating a Link Between Sports and Academia “was sponsored Ernst and Young and supported by Old Vandals Association (OVA).
By: Emmanuel Hanson/ Ghanadailies.com