The team from the Faculty of Law emerged as winners of the Vice Chancellor’s Debate Championship organised by the University of The Gambia Debate Association.
The duo, Omar Cham and Omar Dibba, locked horns with the teams from the Medical and Nursing Department and last year’s winners, the School of Arts and Sciences.
The championship is an annual academic activity supported by the administration of the University, which offers 100% and 50% scholarships (tuition waiver) for the winners and runners up, respectively.
“Debate has been a critical component of every society’s development and enhancement. Essentially, Debate invigorates and enhances research and knowledge generation. Great debaters all over the world are in no small mean great researchers”, Said Alpha MK Lowe, the representative of the Vice Chancellor. He assured the VC’s continuous support for the competition.
Ag. Director of Students Affairs, Dr. Ismiala Ceesay, encouraged the students to debate as it is one of the best means to resolve major national issues. He emphasized on the numerous benefits of debating including critical thinking, research development and tolerance for divergent views as he opined the Socrates Method.
In the high school category, Charles Jaw Memorial Academy were announced the winners while West African International School were the runners up in a heated debate involving heavyweights: the Gambia Senior Secondary School and Yunus English School.