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UI, UNIABUJA emerges joint winner at YIAGA Africa’s University Debate

The University of Ibadan and the University of Abuja have emerged joint winners of the YIAGA Africa tertiary institutions affirmative action debate.

The two universities emerged at the grand finale of the debate in Abuja on Wednesday after defeating their counterparts from the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

Ezenwa Nwagwu, a board member of YIAGA Africa, announced the final results, saying the affirmative action debate was part of the group’s commitment to promoting democracy with youth inclusion as one of the thematic focus.

He said that University of Abuja, University of Maiduguri, University of Ibadan, University of Calabar, University of Kaduna and Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umudike, competed in the finals from the six geo-political zones of the country.

Ibrahim Farouk, senior programmes officer, YIAGA Africa, said that the youth affirmative action debate was initiated to empower youths in the knowledge of politics and also create an avenue to air their opinions on the subject.

Mr Farouk said that the debate elevated the discourse within the university communities, especially as political parties selected candidates for the 2019 general elections.

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