A Nigerian private university, Veritas University Abuja, has won the All African Universities Debate which has just been concluded at Stratford University Nairobi, Kenya.
The University came first after beating over a hundred other universities from different parts of Africa.
Addressing newsmen on Monday, the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof. Hyacinth Ichoku, said the team would now represent Africa in the Intercontinental Debate in New York on April 1, 2023, and the World Universities Debate in Madrid, Spain in June 2023 respectively.
The VC said, “It is great news for us, it is great news for Veritas University, it’s great news for Nigeria, it’s great news for our students and everybody, underlying the fact that yes, we cry about the quality of education in Nigeria, falling standard of education, challenges in the education sector but it also means that things are happening and we are excelling in some areas and so this is a glorious moment for us.
“Winning the championship opens a new set of opportunities for us because these students will be representing Africa in the intercontinental debate that will happen in New York from April first and furthermore go to Madrid in Spain to represent Nigeria in the global universities Championship that will also take place in June,” he added.