The University of Ghana Debate Society has made history with its record setting performance at the just ended 2019 World Universities Debate Championship.
Current President of the University of Ghana Debate Society, Mr. Jeremiah K. Sekyi won the Public Speaking category of the championship, the first African to achieve this feat.
Mr. Solomon Omani-Mensah and Madam Adepa Danso Abigail were also finalist competing adjudicators for the public speaking category of the competition.
The format of debate for this year’s debate category was the British Parliamentary (BP) format. Keio University, Tokyo won the Engish as a Foreign Language (EFL) category, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, won the English as a Second Language (ESL) category and the University of Sydney won the Open category (the category consisting of all participating universities )
The competition which span over 10 days saw 786 participants from about 300 Universities from around the world engage on a wide range of relevant world and philosophical issues.
The tournament also featured ancillary events like themed parties, fora and tours.
The University of Ghana Debate Society (UGDS) first participated in the tournament in 2015 ( held in De Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). This year marks its 4th time participating. The University of Ghana is the only Ghanaian university that has participated in the prestigious tournament so far.