By Mubinat Abdulhamid and James Mary.
Finance Students’ Association (FINSA), Federal University Oye-Ekiti chapter, has made an history by holding its maiden intradepartmental debate on Tuesday, 27th of June, 2021 at the Faculty of Management Sciences, Phase 2.
The debate which was the first of its kind in the faculty of management sciences was titled “Technology Creates Income Disparity”. The debate had two representatives each from all levels except the 100 level.
The 200 level was represented by Talabi Mary and Oluwadamilola; Adediran Daniel and Adu Jeremiah represented 300 level while Akeem Adewale and Akinbinu Isreal were the representatives of the 400 level.
The motion was supported by the 400 level representatives while the other levels opposed the motion.
Various principal officers in the faculty were presented at the debate among which were the head of the department, Dr. Afolabi Babatunde; Mr. Ogunsowo, Dr. Ashaolu, Dr. Arogundade, among others.
While delivering the opening speech, Ogunsowo said the aim of the debate was to enlighten the students about the happenings in the community.
The modalities were announced by the Vice-President of Finance, Amos Isaac Olaoluwa before the debate started and each team was given ten minutes to make their arguments.
The first round of the debate ended around 1:30 pm with 200 level having 70.67%, 300 level amassing 67.5% and 400 level with 67%.
The second round of the debate was between the 200 level representatives and 300 level representatives with another topic: “Private Participation in Infrastructural Development of the Nation is Highly Desirable”.
At the end of the debate, the 300 level emerged as the winner with 53.67% while the 200 level had 51.67%.
One of the winning team members, Adediran Daniel expressed his delight.
“Every winner feels happy and then to be the pioneer winners definitely feels great,” he said.
Certificates of participation and gifts were then presented to the participants. Award of excellence were also presented to the winners.
Speaking with UCJ FUOYE, the Vice-President of Finance, Amos, said that the debate is meant to promote academic engagement among the students of the department.