Gashora Girls Academy from Rwanda has merged the conquering heroes of the first season of African Debate Championship of 2017 that was hosted by Mengo Senior School in Kampala.
Gashora Girls Academy is among the 300 African schools that participated in the just concluded four days African debate championship that kicked off on September 11-15 Mengo Senior School with the motive of securing Pan African future.
Under the motion “This house believes Pan Africanism is racism”, Gashora Girls Academy from Rwanda thumped other Ugandan schools and hosts Mengo SS by a spilt vote of five to two hence becoming the winners.
On getting to final, Gashora Girls Academy out competed Tembisha High School of South Africa as Mengo Senior School eliminated Ntare School in semifinals.
The grand finale that was held at the Parliament of Uganda has been graced by the outgoing Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma who lauded all schools that took part in the championship.
‘’In 1967 we sat under a tree at Mengo SS and started a debate club’’ he recalled adding that when I look at you I see leaders of different strengths derived from debating like judges, lawyers, nurses etc.
However, the Head Teacher for Mengo Senior School John Fred Kazibwe applauded the Stanbic Bank, Ethiopian Airlines, and Urban TV among others
“We are proud to be the hosts of the first African Debate Championships though we came second”. Said Mr. Kazibwe.