The 2017/2018 edition of the annual debate and quiz competition of Igbinedion University started on the 16th of May, 2018. The event was brought to a conclusion on the 2nd of May, 2018 - which saw the College of Arts and Social Sciences unseating the defending champion - College of Natural and Applied Science.
The College of Law and the College of Arts and Social Sciences made it to the finals. The motion for the debate for this year was: Nigerian youths are Lazy. While College of Arts and Social Sciences proposed the motion, College of Law opposed. It was highly an intellectual engagement. Both Colleges performed so well. However, College of Arts emerged the winner with a score of 27 as against 26 for Law. The speakers for the College of Arts and Social Sciences were Queen Ovbude(3rd yr Mass Comm) and Rebecca Inyang (2nd yr International Relations). For Law, it was Mighty Nwobodo and Barifira Samuel. It is important to note that the Igbinedion University has had a long tradition of debating. Presently, they are Africa"s Champion in Debate and Dialogue Strategies. Just last year December (2017), they went to the Southern African country of Botswana and came back as champions of the Impact Africa Debate Competitions. They University is presently preparing students for a competition in Strategic Dialogue and Debate in Sierra Leone. God Bless Igbinedion University.
The Quiz segment of the competition was won by the college of Engineering. The Quiz had a total of 4 rounds that examined students in Social sciences and arts, General Knowledge, Sciences and sports. The engineering college won with a total of 37.5 points. The first runners up was Pharmacy while the college of Clinical Medicine was the second runners up. It should be noted that the Igbinedion university is renowned for achievements in international Quiz Competitions. Just recently, the college of Engineering, Igbinedion University, won the Petrobowl competition at the United States of America.
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