De Duine hosts coastal debate tournament

10 April 2018 | Education

Leandrea Louw

De Duine Secondary School hosted an inter-schools debating competition, on Saturday in Walvis Bay. Participating schools included Kuisebmond Secondary School, Duinesig Combined School and the International School of Walvis Bay. The four schools debated against each other, where three speakers were chosen who then debated against the Ohangwena regional team.

The northern regional team consisted of learners from Haimbili Secondary School, Ongha Secondary School, Abraham Iyambo Secondary School, Oshela Secondary School, Eengedjo Secondary School, St Mary’s Secondary School and Omungwelume Secondary School. This team is currently preparing themselves for the nationals.

“The aim of the competition was to bring debaters together, debate on issues concerning them and to cultivate their debating skills”, Tugela Sakarias, competition director said.

The first motion was 'this house believes that the safety of teachers should become a priority of the government'. Winning schools were Kuisebmond Secondary School and Duinesig Combined School. The best speakers chosen after this session was Hiskia Shipanga from Kuisebmond Secondary School, Emilia Nakafingo (Duinesig Combined School) and Uakataviza Kaavara from Duinesig Combined School.

The Walvis Bay team debated against Sara Edward, Jonson Atutale and Rebecca Ankoma from the Ohangwena regional team. The motion was 'this house believes that the new curriculum reform is a cul-de-sac to grade 11 failures'. Team Ohangwena walked away as the winners.

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