CU Students come tops at All Nigerian Universities Debating Competition (ANUDC)
Representatives of Covenant University have displayed their oratory prowess by emerging as one of the best universities at the just concluded 2nd edition of the All Nigerian Universities Debating Competition (ANUDC) held at the University of Lagos from January 23-30, 2015.
The Covenant University team comprised of ten students from the Public Speaking Class of the Entrepreneurship Development Study Practicals and five Faculty members, led by Dr. Sheriff Folarin of the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Dr. Sheriff Folarin said the competition recorded many entries from students across Nigerian universities and the team was able to emerge as one of the best at the championship.
He further stated that the Debaters really put in their best collectively and individually. Considering that Covenant University was the only private university at the competition, it was a feat to emerge as one of the best. However, Covenant University has won the bid to host the 2016 edition of the Championship.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles K. Ayo, congratulated the team for making the University proud and for being good Ambassadors of the University, especially because it was the first time the school would be participating. He also accepted the suggestion of a proposed establishment of Student Debate Club on Campus.
In the same vein, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye and the Registrar, Dr Olumuyiwa Oludayo, took turns to congratulate the contestants for their performance and also encouraged them.
The Names of the debaters are: Ofulue Buchi (400L Political Science student); Akeju Adeola, Obiora-Madu Ikenna and Nwaozuzu Kelechi (400L Computer Science students); Egbe Godwin (300L Sociology student); Fagbemi Gbemisola, Ramon Oluwaseyi and Akinloye Oluwatumininu (300L International Relations students); Achibong Effangawan (400L International Relations students); and Odinma Chima (400L Mass Communication students).