Igbinedion University, Okada, has emerged the winner of the 2017 inter-universities debate competition organized by the Impact Africa International (IAI) . The Competition is open to all the Universities in the African region.

The four-man-team of the Igbinedion University at the competition which took place at Botswana, Southern Africa, includes Mr. Uche Ibezim, 600 level medicine, Miss Queen Ovbude, 300 level mass communication, Aileobini Maryam, 600 level medicine and Aminat mamudu, 600 level medicine.

Presenting the Trophy to the Vice-chancellor, Rev. Professor Eghosa Osaghae, the coach for the team and Acting Head of Department of Mass communication, Dr. Christian Chinedu Odoemelam, thanked the Vice-Chancellor for his contribution to the team which led to it victory

He said they contested with very brilliant and tough teams towards the finals of the competition and conquered them all.

Dr. Odoemelam recalled the early hiccups they had in Nigeria before leaving for Botswana for the Competition and the prayer of the Vice-Chancellor for team at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos which he said sustained their courage throughout the Competition.

He praised the Nigerian High Commissioner to Botswana, Ambassador (Alhaji) Umar Salisu for the Warm reception and hospitality he gave to the team after the competition in Botswana.

Also speaking, a member of the team, miss Maryam Aileobini thanked the University management for the opportunity given to them to represent the University which according to her had afforded them the exposure they might not have been able to get at this stage of their lives.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Professor Eghosa Osaghae commended the team and their coach for bringing such glory to Igbinedion University.

He said there could not have been a better gift to the University for the close of the year 2017 than the victory at Botswana. The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the University has fixed Saturday the 13th January to honour the team.

Present at the presentation were the University Bursar, Mr. Nosa Edogiawere, Dean, Clinical medicine, Professor L.C. Chiedozi and the Acting Head, Students Affairs, Mr. Kenedy Igbinedion.

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