One may perceive that first year university students are not qualified enough to engage in a topical debate with continuing students for the believe that they do not have in-depth knowledge on university topics.
In the Biochemistry Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, first year students are staged on a platform to debate on intriguing issues of national interest every year dubbed Professor K. Nsiah Debate.
Professor K. Nsiah Debate and presentation is organized annually by the Ghana Biochemistry Students’Association in KNUST. It is the only program in the department with fierce and intense competitiveness amongst students at various levels of study.
Last year’s edition saw level 100 students fiercely battling with continuing students including final years on educative topics. At the end, the first year debate team were crowned the overall winners of the 2017 K-Nsiah debate.
This year’s edition seeks to bridge the gap between Science, Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
First years are paired to battle it out with third years whiles second years meet fourth years in the first round of debate and winners of each round will finally meet to decide who carries the day.
Selected topics to be debated upon are;
Science and Technology is a threat to job security
Being a team worker is more important than being a brilliantly creative person.
Full participation of Ghanaian Scientists in politics is the sure means to Ghana’s Socio-economics development.
Innovative lecturers make innovative students: lecturers are the cause of the lack of creativity and innovation in Ghana.
The debate comes off on 8th February, 2018 at the college of science auditorium.
The question which remains yet to be answered is, will level 100 students win against continuing students in the 2018 edition of Prof K-Nsiah debate?
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