Following weeks of intensive debates on national socio-economic and political issues, Tanvita Koushik, a 13-year-old student of Avic-Cenna International School, has emerged as the overall winner of the maiden edition of Nigeria Info’s “I Beg To Differ” Student Debate Tournament.
The debate competition, which commenced in November 2021, featured hundreds of secondary school students across Lagos State between the ages of thirteen to seventeen years.
This is in a bid to commemorate Nigeria Info’s ten years anniversary of quality broadcasting across the country while also creating a platform designed to develop the psychological abilities of Nigerian youths to have intellectually-stimulating debates on complex issues that address national development.
The grand finale of the debate competition, which was broadcast live on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts Show, had Tanvita defeating Emmanuella Nnadi from Vicmob High School, Lagos State, after debating on two socioeconomically-related topics which were centered on the ban of commercial motorcycle operations across Lagos State and the battle for the control of Value Added Tax (VAT) between the state governments and the Federal Government. (Nation)