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Kumasi Hosts Africa At AAMUSTED

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The highly anticipated Kumasi Debate Open is set to take place from May 23rd to May 29th at the prestigious Akenten Appiah Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED). Bringing together over 200 participants from various African universities, the fourth edition of this annual Pan-African event promises to foster intellectual growth and shape the future leaders of Africa.


The Debate tournament organized by the AAMUSTED Debate Society and Faceoffs Incorporated, aims to provide a platform for robust intellectual discourse and empower the next generation of African intellectuals. This year’s event is particularly significant as it has witnessed a surge in participation from universities across Africa, including Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Nigeria.

The Kumasi Debate Open has over the years been recognized by the management of AAMUSTED as one of the key events geared towards student capacity building in the University. Speaking at last year’s closing ceremony; The Ag. Head of the Academic Affairs and Patron of the AAMUSTED Debate Society, Dr Charles Baba Campion, commended the participants for their keenness at the competition. He stressed that attaining a university degree alone could not guarantee an individual’s future success, but the ability to convince people to accept their ideas and vision was essential.

One of the Kumasi Debate Open’s standout features is its commitment to positively impacting the local community. As part of their social responsibility initiative, participants have come together to make a generous donation to the Kumasi Children’s Home. This act of kindness exemplifies the event’s spirit of nurturing intellectual talent and fostering a sense of social consciousness and compassion among future leaders.

The Kumasi Debate Open serves as a melting pot of ideas and perspectives, where participants engage in lively debates, innovative discussions, and collaborative Public Speaking workshops. Through these activities, they acquire valuable skills in critical thinking, persuasive communication, and problem-solving. By promoting intellectual discourse and nurturing the next generation of African intellectual leaders, the event aims to contribute to the continent’s overall progress and development.

As the Kumasi Debate Open kicks off, the organizers, sponsors, and participants are united in their shared vision of creating a brighter future for Africa through education and intellectual growth. This event serves as a testament to the power of collaboration, cross-cultural exchange, and the collective determination to shape a better tomorrow, Franco Osei-Wusu, founder of the AAMUSTED Debate Society and Convener of the Kumasi Debate Open stated.

The fourth edition of the Kumasi Debate Open has Meatman Ghana, Digi. hub and 233 Solutions as sponsors.

The Kumasi Debate Open is not just an event but a transformative experience that prepares African students to become the intellectual trailblazers and visionary leaders the continent needs. Stay tuned for updates on the thought-provoking debates, emerging ideas, and the impact this event will have on the intellectual landscape of Africa.

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