Caleb University Founder’s Week Interdepartmental Debate.
Topic: “Today’s University Students Are Not as Sensitive To National Issues s Youths in the 70’s and 80’s.
There was an exceptional display of talents and wits by students from various departments and colleges in Caleb University at the 2020 Founder’s Week.
In a statement released by Elvis Otobo, The University’s Head of Media and Public Relations Officer, students from ten departments were in attendance with a representative from each of the departments which include: International Relations – represented by Oladimeji Omolabake; Criminology and Security Studies – represented by Essien Deborah; Computer Science – represented by Akporero Daniel; Business Administration – represented by Felix Inala; Architecture – represented by Kalejaye Obafemi Fuad; Microbiology – represented by Onajah Blessing; Economics – represented by Temilade Afolabi; Industrial Chemistry – represented by Blessing Enyetam; and Mass communication – represented by Remi Oluwoye.
The event which took place in the University auditorium had students and staff of the institution in attendance. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie, led other principal officers of the University to the interdepartmental debate. In the Vice Chancellors team were, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adedeji Daramola, Registrar, Mrs. Folake Oke, Librarian, Mr. Josiah Adeyemoye.
Staff and students from each of the departments were in attendance to support their student representatives. Some students spoke in support of the motion and some opposed it giving various reasons to buttress their position. Those against the motion, pointed out that students of today do not strive for mastery unlike those in the 70’s and 80’s. They lack interest in national affairs. While those that spoke for the motion talked about technology, they said the university students now have access to technology that makes news to spread fast, they also talked about not too young to rule bill that the Nigeria government signed into law may 2018.
Miss Blessing Enyetam from Industrial Chemistry department (300 level) came first; Miss Temilade Afolabi From Economics department (400 level) came second; while Miss Oladimeji Omolabake, from the department of International Relations, (300 level) came third.
The interdepartmental debate was organized as part of the activities to mark the 2020 founder’s week.