The University of Ibadan (UI) is currently on the University of Ghana campus for bilateral games.
The games are geared towards solidifying and strengthening the network base and among students and officials of both universities.
This year’s games start from November 11-17, 2019.
The UI team touched down last night with UG officials from the sports directorate giving a befitting welcome.
The bilateral games started in the year 1951 where both schools visit each on a semester basis.
This semesters visit will start with a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana’s office and a campus tour follows.
A seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, with football at the University Main field.
Thursday, November 14, will see Taekwondo games between both universities at the handball court and squash at Burma camp.
A debate competition will be held on Friday and the team depart for Ibadan on Sunday
The history behind the bilateral games between the University of Ghana and the University of Ibadan
The two universities share a common history in so many ways.
Both Universities were founded in the same year(1948) with the University of Ghana being established three months before Ibadan University was founded.
The games started in 1951 where Both Universities visit each other on a semester basis to engage in a friendly sports festival.
The Bilateral relationship between the two universities, organized every academic semester has begated some sporting disciplines such as swimming, cricket, and Taekwondo with the debate being an integral part of the games.
Interestingly both universities share a similar brand color (gold and blue)
The University of Ghana is preparing to host the Ghana Universities Sports Association games in 2020.
Story by: James Eshun | universnewsroom.com