Thirty-nine students of the Faculty of Social Sciences have been honoured at the 2017 Dean’s Award Ceremony. The award ceremony is aimed at recognising the efforts of hard working students at the Faculty and also encourage other students to take their studies seriously in order to achieve similar recognition. The awardees, with a Cumulative Grade Point Grade Average (CGPA) of 3.6 and above from level 200 to 400, received certificates from the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Francis Eric Amuquandoh. An Inter-Departmental Debate was also organised as part of activities marking this year’s event. The motion for the debate was “Ghana, 60 Years of Independence has been a Political, Social and Economic Mirage”. At the end of the contest, Margaret Mparebea Eduonoo, Harry Nutifafa Arden and Nana Kwame Amoako, who spoke for the motion had 633 points to carry the day and received a trophy and a cash prize, whilst Awosika Awotunde, King David Dzirasah and Gyan Dorcas Twumwaa, who were against the motion, bagged 624 points and were given a trophy and a cash prize. Prof. Francis Eric Amuquandoh congratulated the awardees on their exceptional academic qualities and urged other students to take their studies seriously in order to attain similar recognition. He said that the purpose of the debate was to encourage members of the society to cultivate the culture of tolerance to enable the country to achieve unity and national integration for the success of democracy. He advised students to channel their energies into healthy debates and not to concentrate on unproductive ventures. The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Dora Edu Buandoh, commended the awardees and charged them to eschew complacency. She urged them to debate issues devoid of insults and intolerance. “If we continue to debate issues, we’ll be able to build our tolerance”, said Prof. Buandoh, who chaired the ceremony. The colourful ceremony, held at the Main Auditorium, brought together lecturers and students of the College.