KNUST places second at the World Universities Debating Championships

In the recently concluded World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC), the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) competed and finished second in the English as a Second Language (ESL) division.

KNUST is the first African university to set this milestone in the competition since it began 43 years ago by coming in second at the global competition.

This year, the tournament took place in Madrid, Spain. The four universities in the competition debated the resolution, “The house believes that feminists should refrain from criticizing widespread religious practices that have different rules based on gender,” at the finals.

KNUST finished second in the Pan African Universities Debate Championship (PAUDC) in Nairobi, Kenya, before the global championships.

According to the Voice of KNUST on twitter, Prosper Michael Ametu, a BA Sociology level 400 student, and Vincent Johnson Attakpah, a BSc Statistics level 400 student, qualified after nine rounds of debate.

Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson, vice chancellor of KNUST, praised the debaters for bringing honour to the school and to Africa. She encouraged the students to properly prepare for the competition that will be held in Vietnam the following year by expressing her optimism and belief in them.

The World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) is the biggest debating competition in the world.

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