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UMS Debaters Compete at International Debate Competition

By Salbinous Saribun

WEDNESDAY, 09 SEPTEMBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) participants displayed their remarkable skills in the 3rd British Parliamentary Kelantan International Debate Competition held recently at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK).

UMS was represented by English language Debate Club President (EDC), Muhammad Zulfadhli Zulkifli and former President, Eric Yoong advanced to the finals and competed with three other teams namely, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Kumpulan Lagend and San Veda College from the Philippines.

At this stage, UMS representative who was also a student of the Faculty of Sciences and Natural Resources came fourth and received a trophy, certificate and cash prize of RM600.

Lagend Malaysia grabbed the top spot, 1st runner-up was UiTM and third place was won by San Veda College, the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Head of Student Affairs Department, Azmi Jumat hailed the international level achievement as something to be proud of by the university.

“It uplifts the image of UMS and opened the eyes of others on the university’s ability to shape and produce students who are talented and balanced, in accordance with the country’s 1st national education shift plan, which is having good personality and educated,” he said.

He explained that UMS continued to encourage students to actively participate in oratory activity, seen as a right step to hone critical thinking and effective communication techniques.

“This is UMS HEP department’s continuous effort in improving the marketability of students, at the same time improve the ranking of the university,” he further added.

A total of 48 teams from local and foreign countries took part in the three-day competition. – (fl)

Photo: Rohani Hadi, HEP


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