The Interpersonal Skills’ Debate Championship (ISDC), an inter class debating competition, spanning across two days concluded amidst much jubilation and fanfare at the multipurpose hall of the Academy, yesterday.

Three man team from each class (A and B respectively) participated in the final round of the championship. The competition was organized by Mrs Ogochukwu Okeke, who is the lecturer in charge of the Interpersonal Skills/Guidance and counselling department. This was as a result of the argument among trainees during a classroom lecture. Trainees, who argued on the topic “Between businessmen and Civil Servants, who are the best Project/Team Managers”, were eager to know more, and this brought about the debate competition on the said topic.

This did not only enhanced the critical thinking and oratory skills of the participants, but also made them think about topics of importance relevant to the present time. The debate were based on themes such as Customers, Business management, education, etc.

Participants argued voraciously and put forward their arguments with vehemence.

Class A team won the runners up trophy, while Ogbegbor Paul Osasere from Class A, was declared the best speaker of the competition.

Addressing the trainees, the Admin Manager of the Academy, Mr Chris Ukaoha, on behalf of the CEO, appreciated the efforts of the trainees, as well as, the lecturer in charge, for organising such a wonderful event. He also highlighted the importance of debate competition in every Academy.

The coordinators of JAMUB Project team, ably represented by Mr Nsikan Ekaete and Mr Sunny Kelek, were inspired by the performance and character displayed by the trainees, urging them to be more serious in their learnings, as this will make them better citizens of this great country.

Applauding the efforts put in by participating teams, Mr Oliver Ikwueto said, “Mrs Ogochukwu keeps organizing such events on a yearly basis as they enhance linguistic, logical and analytical reasoning skills among trainees. Such events provide an appropriate platform to prepare responsible and promising future citizens”.

The chief judge of the competition, Mr Christian Chiufor on behalf of the Academy, congratulated the winner as he directed the JAMUB Project Team coordinator Mr Nsikan to hand over the trophy to the winner.

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