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UTGDA president nominated into West African Debate Board

The board is formed by national debate associations of the West African sub-region with the aim to promote the culture of debate among tertiary institutions of member countries.

The nomination was held in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, where the recently concluded 3rd Ghana Tertiary Debate Championship was held from 27 June-July 4th 2014. The UTG debate team which comprised Mustapha Kah, Aji Rohey Bah and Omar Malmo Sambou was among 20 international teams that took part in the championship. 

The UTG team despite never participating in an international debate in the British parliamentary format qualified for the quarter finals. The team’s representatives also made it to the second round of the speech competition held in the debate championship.

Speaking to this paper, Mr Kah, described it as an honor for his team to represent The Gambia at such a prestigious tournament. He thanked the UTG administration under the leadership of Professor Muhammadou Kah for making the trip possible. “He has been sponsoring the association in every way he can. We are proud of him as our vice chancellor.”

In the course of the championshipt, the UTG debate president appeared on MTN Ghana alongside presidents from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo to discuss their activities and programme of action.

Mr. Kah added that due to their “brilliant performance” the UTG Debate Team has been invited to participate in the Nigerian championships amongst other tournaments. He said a team of trainers will soon come to The Gambia to train Gambians on the British Parliamentary system of debating. 

 Mr Kah used the occasion to inform the public that the paper presentation final will be held at the American Corner Kairaba Avenue. During the final, the American Embassy will be presenting four trophies to the association as part of their support to this year’s final.

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