Radford University College (RUC) in Accra has instituted a scholarship scheme for fresh students with good grades who are very skillful in basketball.
Such students would be recruited into RUC to beef up the college’s basketball team and make it a strong team capable of winning laurels at both local and international levels.
The President of RUC, Nana Kwabena Dwomo Sarpong, who briefed Graphic Sports Online about the scheme, said some continuing students in the school were already enjoying the scholarship, hence the need to extend it to the freshmen who had the requisite qualification to pursue university education.
“We are the champions of the Private University Students of Ghana (PUSAG) so far as basketball is concerned. We won the ultimate during the basketball tournament for PUSAG games last April, but some of our good players graduated last July , hence the need to undertake massive recruitment to fill the vacuum they created,” Nana Dwomo explained.
He revealed that in October, RUC would open doors for those with skills in basketball not only to beef up the basketball team and make it more formidable, but also to ensure that they defended the PUSAG title and also win more laurels in the public sector.
“ We already have players in levels 300, 200, but adding more quality players will keep our title aspirations on course . That explains why we want to recruit good players so we can maintain the standard and improve upon it in future tournaments” He noted.
He said in two months time, the university would participate in the Universities and Polytechnics games which included all public and private universities.
He said last year RUC participated in that tournament, but did not excel much, and assured that their focus was to add that trophy to their collections.
“Radford University is still young compared to others, but we want to prove that we are not only producing human resource who are good academically, but also producing those who are excellent in the field of basketball.
“We want students who are very passionate to play for the basketball team to apply to enjoy the scholarship management have put in place for the mutual benefit of both students and the institute,” he stressed.