Pan-African Universities Debates: Covenant Rules to The Glory of God!
Barely a year after winning the coveted trophy as champions of the All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), Covenant University has emerged winners of the 2019 Pan-African Universities Debating Championship (PAUDC) in the Public Speaking category of the annual championship, held in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi, Ghana.
Presenting an eleven-man delegation at the event, Covenant was participating at the PAUDC for the very first time. In its quest to face-off with fellow students from other African universities, the Covenant team was emboldened by its profile as the 2018 national champions of the ANUDC.
Covenant University presented teams for both debate and public speaking and did well in both categories. The well-motivated, disciplined and trained Covenant team, demonstrated their pedigree by not being intimidated by the veteran participating institutions from across the continent. Team Covenant cruised into the final of public speaking at the expense of universities from Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, and nine other finalists to emerge African champions.
It took the sterling performance of Dominic Dominic Kachi, the 2018 winner of the Best Debater/Speaker award at ANUDC, to take Covenant to the final and lift the trophy. Kachi was also part of the winning Covenant team at the ANUDC held at the University of Ilorin in September 2018.
Meanwhile, just two weeks ago, Covenant University Scholar and coordinator of the Covenant University Literary and Debate Society (CULDS), Professor Sheriff F. Folarin was elected 4th President of the ANUDC. The election was announced at the 7th Council meeting, which held at the University of Calabar on November 30th.
Indeed the lines are fallen unto us in pleasant places; we have a goodly heritage (Psalms 16:6).