Niger Delta University (NDU) has won the first
inter-university political debate for undergraduates of political science in
Nigerian universities in the South-South zone.
The theme of the debate was “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) And African Development Agenda.”
The competition was hosted by Federal University, Otuoke (FUO), which also participated alongside University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) and the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE), Port Harcourt.
The NDU, represented by Jonah Pius, Moses Diton, Fano Deseye Jennifer and Orufa Dan Woyengikuro, scored a cumulative 237.7 points to win the trophy, while FUO got 233.8 points, IAUE got 227.4 points and UNIPORT had 225.6.
The Coordinator of the NDU team, Dr Philips Okolo, handed over the trophy to the Vice Chancellor of NDU, Prof. Humphrey Ogoni, during a presentation ceremony at the V-C’s Conference Room on Friday.
Okolo, who described the debate as “fierce”, challenged the debating students not to be inhibited by the poor state of infrastructure in the university but deliver the intellect and academic content deposited in them by lecturers of the department.
He expressed delight that the school won the competition “in spite of the challenges of lack of logistics and time constraint as NDU is midway into semester examinations.”
The vice chancellor of NDU, while receiving the trophy, lauded the students for being good ambassadors of the university.
Present at the occasion were NDU’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin), Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Ibaba S. Ibaba. (NAN)