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Katsina students represent Nigeria, win debate in Malaysia

The Katsina State team that represented Nigeria at the International Debate Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has emerged winner of the competition after beating the hosts Malaysian team.

The Katsina team secured the ticket to represent Nigeria after becoming runners up at the 2021 Presidential Inter-Schools debate championship in Lagos.

Malam Aminu Badaru, the spokesperson of Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Katsina.

He said that the debate was conducted on current affairs, especially the Russia/Ukraine crisis, Public and Private schools and also on two party/multi party systems of government.

According to him, the championship, held between Sept. 14, and 22, was conducted successfully and without hitches.

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Badaru added that, “six students from Junior Secondary Schools (JSSs) in the state represented Nigeria at the competition, out of which four were females.”

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He said that the SUBEB’s Executive Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Buhari-Daura, who led the team, described the performance of the Nigerians as wonderful and commendable.

“Buhari-Daura also said that winning the trophy by the team was a clear testimony of the commitment of Gov. Aminu Masari’s resolve to resuscitate the lost glory of education in the state.

The SUBEB boss also appreciated and commended the state government for sponsoring the trip that enabled the state to represent Nigeria at the debate.

He assured the Presidential Schools Debate of Nigeria (PSDN) that the Katsina team would continue to make the state and the country proud in all future competitions.

Buhari-Daura commended the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for its support towards the development of basic education in the state.

The SUBEB Desk Officer for debate and quiz competitions, Alhaji Suleiman Umar, said winning the trophy was not by surprise, considering the concerted efforts of the state government and vigorous grooming and training the team had before its departure.

According to him, the team has since returned home. (NAN)

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