On the 13th February 2020, the
KIU Western Campus kicked off its first inaugural Inter-Faculty debate under
the theme, ‘’The future of Africa”. The aim of the three-day event was to
promote critical, diverse and analytical thinking through debate and public
speaking. The debate attracted 42 participants from the KIU community.
Being the first of its kind, the
debate took weeks to organize and most of the faculties participated. The
faculties that took part include the School of Engineering, the Faculty of
Nursing, the School of Allied Health, the School of Clinical Medicine and
Dentistry, the School of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Education.
The opening ceremony was set off
on a Thursday afternoon. The opening contest featured a tightly contested debate
between four groups: the Administration, the Guild Union, Timeless Mission Debate
Union and the Alumni.
The participants seemed a bit nervous
at the start of the debate but they were able to recover and debate to the best
of their abilities. By the time the event climaxed on Thursday, one would think
that every debater was a seasoned professional based on their critical
thinking, analysis and confidence.
Arinda Tracy, a Biomedical student achieved the Best Public Speaker
Award and Diana Lotud from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences achieved
the Best Debate Speaker Award.
The best debate team was Team Buffalo, which comprised of Alfred
Omony and Rhania Kirabo. Moving forward, all the winners will get the chance to
represent Kampala International University at the East African University