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AE-FUNAI WINS 2024 ALL NIGERIAN YOUTHS DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIP IN PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Uchenna Chinwendu emerges the overall best in Public Speaking

 

As Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State continues to dominate the world of Public Speaking in the African continent, the institution has won the public speaking category of the recently concluded All Nigerian Youths Debating Championship held from 19th to 23rd, 2024, at Awka, Anambra state.

 

The University was represented by three: talented students Nwele Stanley Chiemerie, a 400 level student of Law; Obum Somkelechi, a 300 level student of Biochemistry and Uchenna Chinwendu, a 300 Level student of Agriculture. At the end of proceedings, Uchenna emerged as the overall best public speaker of the youth championship.

Overall best Public Speaker at the tournament, Uchenna Chinwendu

 

Also at the championship, in the category of debate, the university through Nwele Stanley made it to the top 6 in the tournament. The university was also represented in the category of debate by 4 novice speakers, Afam Martius, 300 level student of

Civil Engineering, Ogbonna Godsfavour, 300 level student of Anatomy, Ngene Comfort, 300 level student of Psychology, and Nduh Hephzibah, 300 level student of Law. Three of the students made it to the semifinals – occupying the op 8 novice speakers in the tournament, while two proceeded to the novice finals.

 

During the award ceremony, the organizers highlighted and commended Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, for the extraordinary performances of its students across board, and named the institution the Public Speaking champion, defeating numerous other universities that participated in the competition.

AE-FUNAI team at the All Nigerian Youths Debating Championship led by the Staff Adviser, Mr. Nwabunne Igweadiani and Captain, Nwele Stanley

 

It is also instructive to noted that two students of the university: Nkwuda Martha, 300 level student of Law and Egwu Gold, 100 level student of Nursing Science, served as adjudicators all through the 7 preliminary rounds of the tournament and performed exceptionally well.

 

The team was led by Mr. Nwabunne Igweadiani, a lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies of the university.

Staff Adviser, Mr. Nwabunne Igweadiani displaying the award won by the university and medals won by the students at the competition

 

While commending the team for making the university proud at the tourney, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom, noted that his administration will continue to give the students of the university the necessary support and exposure to excel in their academic activities and other aspects of life to ensure they contribute meaningfully to national development on graduation.

He commended the impact of the Language Enhancement Programme of the university in improving the spoken and written English of the students and their capacity for logical reasoning, and further applauded the staff adviser to the Debate team, Igweadiani, for his resourcefulness in training the team.