The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is commencing the University Civic Challenge for 2019, a constitution quiz/game competition for tertiary students in 20 selected universities across the country. The competition will be held in two phases. The first phase begins with the media launch in Accra on 12th February, 2019. Then, the Intra –School Selection Competitions follows on 13th February, 2019 and ends with the Zonal Level Competitions which will be held from 5th March, 2019 to 21st March, 2019. The second phase consists of the Super Zonal, Semi-Finals competitions and the Grand-Finale will be a debate.
The goal of the University Civic Challenge is to motivate students at the tertiary level to learn the contents of the Constitution in order to enhance their civic knowledge to become Ambassadors of the Rule of Law. This year, the University Civic Challenge would adopt the Commission’s theme for the year: “Ghana, One People: Our Values, Our Sovereignty in Participatory Democracy”.
The objectives of this year’s challenge are to inculcate in the citizenry the awareness of the fundamental principles and objectives of Ghana’s Constitution through a play -and- learn format, build the capacity of the citizenry to defend the Constitution against all forms of abuse at all times, engender in the citizenry, the quest for further knowledge about political governance, history and values of Ghana and equip participants with the skills and values derived from team work.
In pursuance of its mandate, the Commission instituted the Ghana Constitution Game Competition in 2002 and has since held successful annual competitions for schools at the District, Regional and National Levels. The previous versions of the game made great strides. To build on these successes, the Commission has reviewed the formats and modalities of the game from the use of the ‘board game’ to an electronic based competition to engender visibility and effectiveness.
The 2nd edition of the University Civic Challenge (constitution quiz/game competition) is made possible with the support of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), National Communication Authority (NCA) and Ghana Oil Company (GOIL).