Breaking News

Clinical Sciences wins UNILAG debate

  The Faculty of Clinical Sciences of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has emerged winner of the university’s 2015 debate tournament.
The duo who represented the faculty, Jeremiah Adewale (Physiotherapy) and Minka Naton (Medicine and Surgery) were presented with laptops and cash prize of  N50,000 each.
The annual Inter faculty debate which started last month had the theme “Leadership and National Development.”
Clinical Sciences and three other faculties (Education, Environmental Sciences, and Engineering) qualified for the final held last Tuesday.
Debating on the topic: “This House will dialogue with Boko Haram”, Adewale whose team opposed the motion argued that it was necessary for the law to take its course so that insurgents who have wreaked havoc, discouraged investment as well as tainted the image of the country should be fought “fire with fire”. This, he said, was the only logical way to revive peaceful co-existence in the country.
On the opposing side, Ronald Adimoha who represented the Faculty of Education suggested a peaceful dialogue and granting amnesty to the insurgents, would not only arrest the conflict of interest but preserve lives.
Speaking on his team’s victory, Adewale, noted that he was determined to win as he had identified weaknesses from his past debates. He expressed his gratitude and advised his colleagues to study harder.
However, giving his view on Boko Haram, the 400-Level student called for dialogue in the place of military action.
“I am an advocate of dialogue; it is the key to solving Boko Haram in the country.  Going to war will only bring great consequences, because in elementary science you can only fight fire with water,” he said.
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences came second and its representatives got Infinix Hot Note phones and N30, 000 each, while the third place representatives of the Faculty of Engineering represented by two students, got Techno phones and N20,000 each.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahamon Bello, said the debate was organised to help the students to think fast and enable them to tackle issues in any given condition.
He advised them to always embrace debate and desist from thinking that they cannot do it. He added that the school looked forward to rewarding winners bountifully in the next debate, which is a way of motivating and placing much importance to debate.
The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Prof Babatunde Babawale explained that insurgency was a cause for concern for the nation and opinions generated from such debates may be helpful in addressing the problem.

No comments:

We Love Comments, Please Comment Below

Theme images by moorsky. Powered by Blogger.