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KNUST Set to Represent Ghana at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, USA

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The Moot Court Team from the Faculty of Law of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi will represent Ghana at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. The KNUST Team would compete on the global stage with students from other countries from 30th March to 6th April 2024 in Washington DC.

This was revealed by the Acting Dean of the KNUST Faculty of Law, Dr. Chris Adomako-Kwakye who together with the Team, called on the Vice-Chancellor to announce their victory as national champions in the just-ended Ghana National Rounds of the competition and to present their awards to the Management of the University.

Dr. Chris Adomako-Kwakye
Dr. Chris Adomako-Kwakye, Acting Dean, KNUST Faculty of Law

Dr. Adomako-Kwakye stated that the KNUST Team that competed with students from other faculties of law in other Ghanaian universities at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), emerged winners, thus making them Ghana’s representatives for the upcoming international competition.

He noted that KNUST won awards for emerging as; Champions of the Competition; Best Advancing Team from Preliminary Rounds with perfect round points score of 36/36; Best Advancing Team from Preliminary Rounds with overall raw points score of 3,163.97/3,600; Best Applicant Memorial Award (written submission); Best Respondent Memorial Award; Overall Best Memorial Award; Best Female Oralist Award; Best Finalist Oralist Award; 2nd Best Oralist Award and the 3rd Best Oralist Award.

The Acting Dean thanked the University Management for their continuous support and solicited for more to train and prepare the students for the international competition.

Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson
Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson, Vice-Chancellor, KNUST

Receiving the trophies and plaques, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson, congratulated the KNUST Team for making the University proud and urged them to continue to re-ignite the culture of excellence of the University. ‘Management appreciates this face-lifting glory the Team has brought to the University. I charge you to put in more effort to keep the victory and win the competition in the USA. She pledged Management’s support to the Team as they prepared to mount the world stage for the competition.

KNUST Moot Court Team
KNUST Moot Court Team with their Coach, Mr. Ezekiel Osei, Esq.

The KNUST Team was made up of Oralists and Researchers namely, Addo-Obeng Opoku Agyeman, Ebenezer Oko, Chleo-Patra Azantilow and Jackline Sarpong, Kelvin Opoku Junior, Angelina Antwi, Esther Adombilla, and Dorcas Anokyewaa, respectively. Dr. Samuel Adarkwah and Mr. Ezekiel Osei, Esq. were the team’s Coordinators and Coach.