The University of Ilorin(Unilorin) has won this year’s All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), beating 19 other universities that participated in the competition.
This is contained in the university’s bulletin released on Monday in Ilorin.
According to bulletin, the championship, which is the fourth in the series, took place at the Covenant University, Sango-Ota, Ogun between July 9 and July16, 2016.
It stated that other universities that participated in the tournament were: the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN), the University of Calabar.
It also included the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA); the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO); the University of Port Harcourt; Imo State University, Owerri, and the host Covenant University, Sango-Ota, among others.
The publication stated that the University of Calabar came second, while the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), took the third position.
The President of ANUDC Council, Dr Ndubuisi Osuagwu, praised the host University and the Local Organising Committee of the tournament for being a great team player with the council.
He said that the organising committee exhibited a high sense of responsibility and organisation for putting in place a most orderly championship, which clearly differs from previous experience.
The Chairman of the Unilorin Debate and Quiz Committee, Dr Rowland Arise, presented the contingent to the Vice Chancellor of Unilorin, Prof AbdulGaniyu Ambali.
He told the vice chancellor that although Unilorin attended the second edition in Lagos in 2015, the contingent was not aware of the unique style of the debate competition until they got to the venue.
He, however, added that with “creativity, Unilorin braced the storm in order to fit in, which paid-off in the long run.”
The vice chancellor commended the students for winning the competition.
He announced a cash reward of N20, 000 for each of the students and N30,000 for their officials. (NAN)