The University of Ghana would host the preliminary stage of the maiden edition of the Ghana tertiary FIFA games competition this weekend.
The event dubbed ‘FIFADICT’ would kick-start with five schools from the Greater Accra region engaging in the prelims on Friday, November 11 and ends on Saturday, November 12.
Speaking to Pearl Xornam Seade, the Chief Executive Officer of Young Entertainer Platform (YEP), the organizers of the event, she says the preliminary stage would help them to select quality and competent players who would represent the various schools in the grand finale early next year.
Students from the University of Ghana, Ashesi University, Accra Technical University, Central University and Ghana Telecom University would battle with their colleagues from the same school to select their worthy representative for the national event.
This is going to be the first ever gaming competition to have featured tertiary institutions in this country. Extra curriculum activities of this kind are very important in our strict academic environment and we at YEP Ghana are delighted to initiate this.
Student would know what to engage themselves in during their leisure time instead of other social vices. Academic pressure can cause so much harm to students and this is a way we could help them”.
Mrs Seade has expressed gratitude to BetWay Ghana for supporting them to make the event a success. She also called on all corporate organizations to help them in their effort to achieve excellence through extra curriculum activities.
“We would plead on corporate organizations to come to our aid to make this event a successful one, this is not the first event we are doing. We have organized entertainment shows for second cycle institutions where we invited top music and dance performers to the campuses to entertain young students to give them joy in school. Our recent event was held in Akwamuman Senior High School in the Eastern region. This is a corporate social responsibility for our organizations to consider and we are happy to welcome all”. She added
The FIFADICT preliminary train would move to the University of Cape Coast on November 25 at the Kwame Nkrumah hall before it’s transported to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on December 2, 2017.