The National – Tuesday, June 21, 2011
By JASON GIMA WURI
NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop launched the Institute of Business Studies school debate programme for 2011 at the institute’s campus at Six Mile yesterday.
Parkop urged the 24 schools from NCD and Central taking part in the debate, to make use of the opportunity and debate the topics with sound minds and as critical thinkers to challenge the parliamentarians on the issues affecting them.
“As students you are privileged to have such a debate programme organised by IBS and supported by corporate sponsors,” he said.
“Make the most out of it and learn as much as you can because this experience can build up your confidence as students.
“In its third year running, the IBS debate is only getting better and the standard of debate continues to improve every year,” Parkop said.
He said he wanted to see one of his schools win but competition would be tough across the country.
Schools from Enga, Morobe and East New Britain are taking part as well.
Parkop gave K40,000 towards the debate to show that he was behind the concept and thanked the institute for putting the programme in place.
Institute director Sadiq Ali thanked all sponsors for supporting the institute in its endeavour to hold the debate around the country.
“We are looking forward to this year’s competition and hope that all schools participating in the four provinces will enjoy their time with us,” he said.
“All sponsors have made it possible for the debate to once again take place this year.”