After missing out on the first edition of the inter-schools debate championship last year, now called The Dr. Cynthia Sena Kpeglo Interschools debate championship, the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences, UHAS debate team made their first debut at the second edition of the competition this year beating all odds and putting both smiles and surprises on the faces of students and some faculty in the university.
This year’s inter- schools debate championship, named after the esteemed registrar of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dr. Cynthia Sena Kpeglo as a result of her passionate drive for debate came of yesterday February 7, as one of many activities to mark the ongoing 5th SRC week celebration.
The debate brought some faculty and debaters from all six schools in the university, namely the School of Medicine(SOM), School of Pharmacy(SOP), School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences(SBBS), School Allied Health Sciences(SAHS), School of Public Health(SPH) and the School of Nursing and Midwifery(SONAM).
The preliminary stages of the competition saw the School of Nursing and Midwifery knocking out the School of Public Health, the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences knocking out the School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine knocking out the School of Allied Health Sciences pushing the School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences and School of Medicine into the semis with the School of Pharmacy joining in as the highest scoring knocked out team.
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The Semis saw the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences knocking out the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and the School of Medicine knocking the School of Pharmacy out giving both the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences and the defending champions, the School of Medicine seats in the finals.
The final competition which was fierce saw “team SBBS” narrowly claiming victory by just a point.
Also, the best performing school prize went to the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences as well as the best speaker prize to Mr. Ishaku Moro, a debater of the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences debate team.
The School of Basic & Biomedical Sciences (SBBS) is a constituent of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana. It is the leading edge of teaching, research and innovation. The School’s mandate is to develop innovative solutions to health and disease in communities.
SBBS presented Moro Isahku, Lawrence and Precious as the speakers for the debate competition yesterday.
In an interview with their leader Mr. Norman Abraham, he made mention that “after missing out on last year’s showpiece, the SBBS team will make their debut in the Inter Schools’ Debate Championship. Very little is known about this team aside what appears to be a relative lack of tournament experience. That could however work out in their favour since they will be under no pressure to deliver and that may well propel them to the title. With SBBS’s burgeoning reputation for striking when you least expect, any underestimation of this team could be prove to be an extremely costly mistake as they seek to make a mark for themselves.”
The Chairperson of the debate, Dr. Cynthia S. Kpeglo expressed her profound appreciation to the SRC, the UHAS debate society, debaters from all Schools and the audience for organizing and participating in a competition such as this.
The winning team went home with a trophy, books and a cash prize.
The results are below;
- SONAM vs SPH
- SBBS vs SoP
- SOM vs. SAHS
Results for Semi Finals
SOM vs SOP
SONAM vs SBBS
80. 4. 82.0
So SBBS wins the 2ND INTER SCHOOL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
Amemo Raphael Eyram & Abraham Norman/Hypercitigh.com