Congratulations to IIUM English Debate Teams
Date : 07 January 2019
Reported by : MUHAMAD ZAMIR BIN ZAINUL ABIDIN
Category : News
IWON would like to congratulate our students for reaching the Grand Final of the ESL Category at the World Universities Debating Championship hosted by the University of Cape Town, South Africa from 27th December 2018 to 4th January 2019. A total of 260 university teams from all over the world participated in the tournament.
IIUM has participated in this tournament with 3 teams. All three IIUM teams qualified for the knock-out rounds as they were among the top 16 ESL teams in the tournament. IIUM Team A made its way to the Grand Final of the ESL Category defeating many other ESL teams from all over the world. In a highly contested Grand Final, Hebrew University emerged as the Champions in the Category. IIUM B and IIUM C respectively reached the Semi-Final and Quarter-Final of the Category.
IIUM Team A consisted of Shitab Daiyan Akash (KENMS) and Mohd Hilmy Yazid (AIKOL); IIUM B comprised Khalis Khalid (AIKOL) and Irtza Ali Soomro (AIKOL); and IIUM C consisted of Shahrulbanun binit Mohd Ariff Sabri (AIKOL) and Nur Hana Zawawi (KENMS). KENMS student Maisara Lukman adjudicated in the tournament on behalf of IIUM