HDS Debate

History and Diplomatic Studies Departmental Debate

The Department of History and Diplomatic Studies of the Faculty of Arts, Management, and Social Sciences (FAMS) of the KolaDaisi University held the maiden edition of their debate on the topic “The Effects of the Nigerian Border Closure” on Thursday, 27th February, 2020. The debate according to the Head of Department, Dr S. Kola-Aderoju is one of the many initiatives to prepare the students as eloquent scholars as well as rich historians and future diplomats.

Group A, tagged “Nigeria” made up of Adesina Samuel, Oyelabi Oluwatobiloba and Salawu Temidayo argued for while Group B representing “Benin Republic” through Seriki Israel, Olaosoko Eniola and Edem Suzana argued against the motion. The two debating teams took turns to marshal their points for about forty minutes.

Although Group A won with a slim margin, but in the spirit of sportsmanship and especially since it’s their first outing and maiden edition, the judges and the department decided to encourage both sides with the parlance ‘no victor, no vanquished’ by presenting both sides same gifts. The members of the department Dr M. S. Archibong-Okonneh, and the H.O.D made closing remarks, while Dr T.T Ityonzughul gave the vote of thanks. Mr A, Gbamwuan moderated the event, and Dr. M. O.Ojelade of Business Administration and Dr.Y. O. Ayobolu from Mass Communication presided as judges.