Sogeri, Jubilee advance to next round in debate

Normal, Youth & Careers

The National, Wednesday July 1st, 2012

SOGERI National High and Jubilee Secondary schools will represent Central and the National Capital District respectively in the Institute of Business Studies National School Debate competition in October.
The two schools proved too good for their rival candidates, Mt Diamond Secondary School (Central runner-up) and Don Bosco Technical School (NCD runner-up) last Friday in the finals for the two provinces held at the IBS Saraga campus, 6-Mile, Port Moresby.
Unice Micah of Mt Diamond Secondary School won the best female speaker award for Central.
Livai Kuaken was the best male speaker.
Jubilee’s Dagia Aka won the best male speaker award for NCD, while Marianville Secondary School’s Ruth Warvi was the best female speaker.
Morobe, East New Britain, Enga and Milne Bay will hold the competition over the next two months.
 to decide their representatives to take part in the IBS National School Debate Competition in October in Port Moresby.
Western Highlands has already come up with its winner to represent the province in October. 
Having the support of corporate bodies in the country, the competition is taking place with two additional provinces this year in Western Highlands and Milne Bay, under the theme “Developing young leaders of our nation”.
The major sponsors of the competition are Moni Plus, PNG Electoral Commission, L&A Group of Companies, National Capital District Commission, Bank South Pacific and Ipatas Foundation, while the partners are Air Niugini and National Broadcasting Corporation.
The winning school will receive K30,000, courtesy of Moni Plus.
Last year’s winning school was the Sir Tei Abal Secondary School from Enga, with the runner-up being Kokopo Secondary School from East New Britain.
Fifty-six schools from five provinces were involved.
This year, almost 70 schools from seven provinces are taking part.