David NTAMBIYE, the Executive Director of Aspire Debate Rwanda Training Students.

The British Parliamentary Debate Style (BPDS) is one of the well known debate styles across the globe. Universities and high schools from across the world resort to it to boost learners’ critical thinking skills and instil in them confidence and public speaking skills. It is a style in which four teams of two debaters each take part.

Since success in everything requires one to be well prepared and skilled in their venture, on 10 October 2021, a training organized by Aspire Debate Rwanda was held at Kigali Independent University ULK, Kigali Campus, to equip students with debating skills as far the British Parliamentary Debate Style is concerned. Not only did the training attract students from ULK but it was also attended by students from the University of Kigali and Kepler University.

Officiating at the opening of the training, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Kigali Independent University ULK, Prof. Dr NGABO YISONGA Roch, thanked the organizers for having chosen ULK to host the event. He also called upon the participants to be all eyes and ears as the trainers talk to them since, as he said, the training will in one way or another contribute to their better future.

Students follow the training to equip them with debating skills

“With great pleasure, I wish to thank Aspire Debate Rwanda and whoever contributed to the successful organization of this training. I’ve learnt that two other sister universities are attending, and I wish to call upon all students who are here to attach much value to this training as your future will need some of  these skills to be brighter”, he noted.

David NTAMBIYE, the Executive Director of Aspire debate Rwanda saluted the management of the participating institutions for the will to set their students free for the training. He recalled the past experience whereby the art of debating contributed to the fame of Rwanda through delegating students from Rwanda to debate on a continental scale.

At the end of the training, students were given space to echo their views on a gender related topic and all proved to have acquired important skills as they argued in a relatively professional manner. Following this training, ULK students have vowed to participate to all upcoming debate competitions and win them.

It should be noted that ULK debaters have been to different African countries representing Rwanda after they had been declared national champions.

At the end of the training, students were given space to echo their views