The National Debate Competition is designed to stimulate public discourse on anti-corruption, accountability, and transparency. It will give young people the platform to amplify their voice on the values of integrity, transparency, and accountability.
Six tertiary institutions are invited to participate in a national debate competition that adopts the Team Policy Debate style. The schools will be selected from the 6 geo-political zones of Nigeria. The competition will be conducted in one day in Abuja with three stages – the preliminary, knock-out, and final stage.
The xix (6) Participating Institutions are:
Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
University of Lagos (UniLag)
University of Benin (UniBen)
Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
University of Maiduguri (UniMaid), University of Jos (UJ)
At each stage, participating schools will be assigned topics for debates. The winners of the preliminary stage will be selected to represent their zone at the knock-out stage; emerging winners from the knock-out stage will then move to the final stage which would be broadcast live on national television.