UNILORIN wins maiden West Africa debate

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Kwara state has won the maiden edition of the Genesis Debate Tournament held in Ghana.

The tournament which took place at the University of Ghana, Legon, is an international open competition with participants from Nigeria, Mauritius and Ghana.

Other institutions that participated in the competition are Covenant University, Ota; University of Lagos; Zenith University College, Accra; Federal University of Technology, Akure; Islamic University College, Accra; University of Calabar; Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra. Others are  Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; Africa Leadership University, Mauritius and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

Apart from winning the competition, the UNILORIN debate team, comprising of Omotayo Jimoh, Hawau Abikan and David Ejim also went home with the top 10 speakers’ medals and the best female debater award.

Meanwhile, the university has, for the fourth consecutive year, maintained its status as the most subscribed to university by admission seekers from 2014 to 2017. The director of the Computer Services and Information Technology Centre (COMSIT) of UNILORIN, Prof. Musa Yusuf disclosed this in an interview with newsmen late last year, saying more than 104,000 candidates picked the university as their preferred institution in the 2017 UTME.

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