The National, Wednesday July 18th, 2012
STUDENTS taking part in a school debate have been urged to do more research before entering the competition.National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop told students from secondary and high schools while launching the Institute of Business Studies school debate competition on Monday at the 6-Mile campus in Port Moresby that it was important to research the subjects thoroughly.
Schools from six provinces are taking part in this year’s debate including NCD, Central, East New Britain, Milne Bay, Enga and Western Highlands.Last year’s competition was won by the Port Moresby National High School in NCD.
Parkop encouraged the students to carry out research thoroughly on debate topics and to speak with confidence based on their findings.“The debate topic might be based on current issues the nation is going through so you students should not take these topics lightly only for the debate competition but must take them seriously for your future, your welfare and for the good of the country,” Parkop said.
He said NCD had been one of the major sponsors of the competition since 2009.
It committed K30,000 again this year and assured the teachers and students that NCD would continue to provide support for the competition.A debate committee representative, Vain Davis, commended the teachers who organised students and made the event a success.She said the theme “Developing young leaders of our nation” would encourage students to be good leaders and develop their talents and skill with confidence.