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Debates are some of the academic activities that give students the creative room to express what they feel. The length and breadth of knowledge that they gain through this is simply unparalleled.

Kigali Independent University ULK has set the benchmark for conducting such activities in a way that the students not only enjoy but also learn a great deal from it. With the same perspective in view, the Inter-university debate competition was held at Mount Kenya University on 6th March 2020 to discuss the role of the youth in influencing tax justice in Rwanda.

ULK Students during the Debate competition

With Mount Kenya University hosting and the topic chosen to be ‘Tax Justice’ Youth for Tax Justice; the event brought together speakers from various universities namely: Kigali Independent University ULK, Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA), University of Rwanda (UR) and Mount Kenya University. In actual fact, the competition was open to all universities across the country but only those ones expressed their readiness to compete.

Some participants argued for the motion and some against the motion. The teams were well prepared and they used various skills like overstatement, definition, rhetoric, irony, etc. to convince the audience. The participants, armed with statistics and data validated and made their arguments more emphatic with right facial expressions, body movements, and gestures. The ULK Debate Club was represented by Olivier CHRIS, Divine ABAYO, and Fred GASANA.

ULK Student Divine ABAYO during the Debate

All the teams exhibited great oratorical skills. They put in tremendous hard work to showcase their inner talent. The debaters displayed confidence in presenting their arguments before the audience.

ULK team was declared the winner of the debate competition 

At the end of the heated and interesting debate, Kigali Independent University ULK was declared the winner and the winning team was offered a fully sponsored trip to the regional competitions slated this year in one of the East African member states. Besides, all participants were awarded certificates of participation. Vote of thanks was delivered and the day concluded on a joyous note.

Presentation of the trophy in the office of  Vice-Chancellor

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