it was a good day for Nigeria as the Team Nigeria participating in the World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) currently going on in Indonesia beat their opponent, the Team Barbados to 3 – 0 in a preliminary round of debate.
In a motion titled “This House would deny tax-exempt status to religious institutions that refuse to appoint female leaders”, the Team Nigeria showed the stuff they were made of when in clear, logical and analytical manner they opposed the motion, clearing defeating their Barbados counterparts with all three judges unanimously giving them victory.
Anambra and Ebonyi States students make up the Team Nigeria and are doing Nigeria proud in Indonesia.
The Team Nigeria is made up of the following students – Chiagozie Nnamdi Udorji, (Anambra) Precious Nneka Chigozie (Anambra), Chidimma Frances Akwue (Anambra), Josephine Chinonyelum Paschaline Enogu (Ebonyi), and Obianuju Blessing Eze (Ebonyi)
A highly elated Team Manager and the Coordinator of the President’s Schools Debate Nigeria (PSDN), Elder Dare Oritu, in reacting to the victory said: “I am very proud of Anambra and Ebonyi States from where we drew our Team Nigeria. It is a clear that they are not pushovers.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria at this event will be bidding to host the World Schools Debating Championship in 2019. We excitedly await the outcome of the bid.