Debate

University of Ghana and Strathmore University, Kenya win the 7th Accra Open Debate Championship

“This House believes that African States should extend dual citizenship to members of the African Diaspora including the right to vote and contest public office, regardless of the ability to satisfactorily trace their roots.” After a heated intellectual display of ideas, Elisha Owusu Akyaw from University of Ghana and Macharia Njuguna from Strathmore University, Kenya …

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THE UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (UDS) DEBATE AND CIVIC EDUCATION SOCIETY

The UDS Debate and Civic Education Society was formed in the year 2013 with Master Emmanuel Kwateng as the first president and Prof. Israel Dzomeku as the first patron of the club. The total membership stood at eight (8) at the time of formation. The society now boast of over sixty(60) active members. The vision …

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MEET THE YOUNG GHANAIAN DEBATERS MAKING THE NATION PROUD

Panic attacks, fear, disappointment, laughter, confidence, happiness. As you go up and down a rollercoaster, you likely seesaw between these very strong emotions. This is exactly what we experienced during our first Worlds Schools Debate Championship. Charity Apreku, Nana Yaa Obeng-Nkansah and Isabel Prempeh (all from Tema International School) and Andrew Kattah and Nyankpani Abdul-Quddus …

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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 …

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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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Benefits of Debate

Decades of academic research have proven that the benefits that accrue as a result of engaging in debate are numerous. Debate provides experiences that are conducive to life-changing, cognitive, and presentational skills. In addition, through debate debaters acquire unique educational benefits as they learn and polish skills far beyond what can be learnt in any …

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