Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) debate duo who performed incredibly at the just ended Worlds Universities Debate Championship (WUDC) in Bangkok, Thailand have received an invitation to participate in the esteemed Hobart and William Smith (HWS) Round Robin Debate Tournament in New York.
KNUST’s maiden participation in the World’s Universities Debate Championship (WUDC) since its inception four decades ago saw the duo, Erasmus Maali Sebgefia, and Boakye Nyamekye Isaac (BNI) become the first West Africans to break to the Quarter Finals of the competition.
Collectively scoring 16 scores with 1,430 Speaker Points after nine preliminary rounds, BNI and Segbefia came 14th at the English as Second Language (ESL) category with Segbefia becoming the only African to make the best 100 Speakers list out of a total of 780 speakers across the globe.
The HWS Round Robin is an international championship competition held every April that is second only to competitive World Championships.
Seventeen teams and 15 judges from all over the world come to participate at HWS and have been represented in the last three years by 22 countries. Internationally renowned speakers give lectures, and each year the world’s best debaters compete to earn a spot in the tournament.
By: Caleb Ahinakwah | universnewsroom