PAUDC Akofena2019: 48 Universities, with over 400 judges, speakers and observers Registered More to come

PAUDC Akofena2019: 48 Universities, with over 400 judges, speakers and observers Registered More to come

The 12th edition of the Pan African University Debate to be held in the Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology in December 2019 is already gathering momentum with a number of African Universities announcing their presence. forty-eight schools have since registered with several others yet to register

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The West Africa’s premiere Science and Technology institution (KNUST) would be for the first time hosting over 400 young Africans in the debate competition under the theme “Promoting the new African Narrative”.

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The 2019 edition of the competition has been named after an adinkra symbol, AKOFENA which represents courage, valour and heroism with regards to historical roots, geographical location, social reality and as part of the 20th anniversary of the Chancellor of KNUST who is also the King of the Ashanti Kingdom, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II.

Find out the number of schools that have registered so far.

The Pan-African Universities Debate Championship is the biggest intercollegiate debate championship in Africa, Established in 2018 by the university of Botswana Debate Masters Association (UBDMA). It is a competition that provides students from various African universities the opportunity to interrogate issues of African and Global importance. The competition uses British Parliamentary format.

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Since its inception, PAUDC was modeled on African unity and identity, and has been a refuge and safe space where people from all races genders, religion and creed can articulate their believes and ideas without fear or favour.

Source: essienlive.com

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