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University of Nigeria qualifies for global debate competition

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Veritas University of Nigeria

The Veritas University of Nigeria will represent Africa at the Intercontinental Debate in New York scheduled for April 1, 2023, and the World Universities Debate in Madrid, Spain in June 2023, respectively.

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All African Universities Debate

The University secured the slot after winning the recently concluded All African Universities Debate at Stratford University in Nairobi, Kenya.

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African Collegiate Debating Championship

The victory makes it the first time Nigeria has won the African Collegiate Debating Championship.

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different parts of africa

The University came in first place after beating more than 100 universities from different parts of Africa.

University Vice Chancellor Reverend

Addressing reporters in Abuja, University Vice Chancellor Reverend Father Professor Hyacinth Ichoku said the team will now represent Africa at the Intercontinental Debate in New York on April 1, 2023 and at the World Universities Debate in Madrid. , Spain. in June 2023 respectively.

New York

According to Ichoku, Winning the championship opens up a whole new set of opportunities, because these students will represent Africa in the intercontinental debate that would take place in New York starting April 1, and they will also go to Madrid in Spain to represent Nigeria in the world championship of universities that will also take place in June”, he stated.

Edwin Ochiedo

The leader of the Veritas student team in the competition champions, Edwin Ochiedo, said the factor behind their success was the belief and full support of the university.

“When I said belief, it meant something. Our vice chancellor wanted us to go, so he believed in us more than we believed in ourselves, that was enough of a push.

So imagine someone who is spending the money pushing you to go there so there was something there. So if he can see that belief, there’s no reason why we can’t see it. So when we went there, our job was simple and we assured him that we were going to win.”

“The only opposition we saw was ourselves and we had no choice but to win.” Ocheido said.

Yetunde Oshinowo

Other members of the team are Yetunde Oshinowo, Ayanfe Amanda Tonye, ​​and Uguru Grace.

 

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