Monday, February 08, 2010

Nigerian Nationals Debating Championship- Abuja 2010


Nigeria Debate Movement in partnership with the Presidential School Debate and partners are proud to organize the Inaugural edition of Nigeria Nationals Debating Championship (The Champion of Champions 2010 for Universities and Secondary Schools) to be held in Abuja, in April 17-23, 2010.

This year maiden edition promises to bring together the top debate teams and student public speakers from across the country and other West African neighbors like Ghana, Liberia, Sierraleone, Gambia and offer them all a unique chance to interact with each other and engage in fun and high intensity student tournament. This will also be a wonderful opportunity for all the teams to experience the new styles of international debating and explore the city of Abuja. We therefore invite university students as well as Secondary school students to apply for this one week debate talent hunt: There will be a parallel tournament so as to allow both students from the universities and high schools to benefit from this tournament so as to spread the culture of debating.

The event would also bring top trainers and adjudicators from South Africa, US and UK.

Programmes: Training, Debate, cultural exposition, public speaking, interpretive speech, interactive show with leaders in business, civil society and government. The Senate President of Nigeria; Hon. David Mark is expected to speak as the special guest of honor together with other important personalities across different facets of human endeavor. This debating championship will provide a forum in which Nigeria and West African students can be exposed to new ideas, discuss a range of topical issues and be challenged to think critically. This tournament will also be used to establish Nigeria Debating Board which will facilitate the dissemination of training materials, coordinate Nigeria Debating events and organize trainings, all to ensure sustainability and spread of debate across Nigeria.

Registration: $135 per person which will cover all the boarding & lodging arrangements, meals for 6 days, all competition venues and transportation, social events, opening and breaking night parties, cultural expo night/talent hunt and a visit to the National Assembly. It also includes a speaker and coach training workshop for 2 days and adjudication tests. Each school can only enter up to 5 participants with a coach. Students from Senior and Junior secondary schools who completed school in the last six months and are not yet registered at a tertiary institution are eligible to participate as representative of their former school

Prizes: The winner for both University and Secondary schools categories will win the maiden Nigerian Champion of Champions Cup and cash reward of $1, 000 each and a Cup.

The best Speaker- Public Speaker Cup and cash reward of $500 and the best judge will be sponsored to the any of the two international tournaments.

Debate Format: British Parliamentary and Karl Popper

Registration Deadline: March 26th, 2010

Registration procedures: Send an intent email to requesting for the application forms. Pay your registration fees with the account information

Send your application by email back to with your teller no.

This championship promises to be thrilling, exciting and adventurous

…. Don’t miss out

250 Debaters, 1 Champion

Contact Lanre on +234-8035216586, Jerry- +234-8036720776

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