Debate History

THE UENR FORENSIC SOCIETY (UFS)

The now University of Energy and Natural Resource Forensics Society started out as the UENR Writer’s and Debaters Club in 2013 with a founding membership of five. The traditional style of debate with two teams was the format practiced at the time. The society’s first encounter with the British parliamentary style of debating was in…

The Word-Smiths

The Word-Smiths (TWS) is the general name for the the University of Lagos Debating Society (ULDS) which was inaugurated in 2015 as the official debating society of the University of Lagos. It was then solely for undergraduates of the university. Over time, the society grew and there was a need to widen the membership structure…

VENI VIDI VICI: A concise history of debate in Ghana (Part 1)

Introduction History accounts for the existence of some form of democracy or debates in precolonial Ghana. Our traditional culture shows how chiefs ruled, guided by elders and the contributions of subjects of their kingdoms. Our Independence struggle to date records instances of many engaged in discourse and debate on issues affecting Ghana. Today, we have…

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