Distance Students Win Medals in the 2022 Inter Halls Athletics Games

A delegation of student sportsmen and women in the Department of Distance Education recently called on the College Management to present medals and trophies won at the 2022 Inter-Halls Athletic Games.

Mr. Andrew Tetteh presenting a trophy to Prof. Martin Oteng- Ababio.  Looking on is Mr. Joseph OduroNkansah, Ag. College Secretary and Rejoice Agbewodie.


During the presentation, Mr. Andrew Tetteh, Sports Secretary of the Department of Distance Education briefed Management on the achievements of the sports personalities. He indicated that at the end of the games, the Distance Education Students placed second with 22 medals.

Giving a breakdown, he mentioned that the Team won 12 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals. It was noted that Mr. Abdul Rasheed Saminu, a Distance Education student won the male 100 metre race to clinch the title of University of Ghana’s fastest man.

Mr. Tetteh presenting a trophy to Prof. Olivia Kwapong, Dean of the School of Continuing and Distance Education and some faculty members.

Similarly, Ms. Rejoice Adgbewodie, also made history at the games by breaking the University records in javelin and discus at a distance of 41.75 metres and 33.57 metres, respectively. The Team also outperformed their counterparts in the 200 metres and 5000 metres race for both men and women as well as in high jump.

Mr. Tetteh, Sports Secretary of the Department of Distance Education expressed his gratitude to the College Management for their constant support which has culminated in the outstanding performances.

A group photograph of Management and the student athletes.

In his remarks, Professor Martin Oteng-Ababio, Ag. Provost of the College of Education praised the team for the remarkable achievements at the games. He commended the Sport Secretary, Staff of the Sports Directorate and the Head, Department of Distance Education for efforts made towards the success of the Team in the 2022 games.

Further, Prof. Oteng-Ababio encouraged the Team to continue to work hard towards the achievement of their respective aspirations in life including their studies. He highly commended the efforts of the sports women who broke various records. He was hopeful that the sports personalities would put the University of Ghana and the motherland on the map as they participate in the African University Games.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Saminu thanked the College Management for their steadfast support and encouragement. He pledged that the Team would do their best to win more medals for the College.

Present at the event were Mr. Joseph Oduro Nkansah, Ag. College Secretary, College of Education and Mrs. Regina Afari Boateng, Senior Assistant Registrar, School of Continuing and Distance Education.