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The Most Competitive Debate Championship in West Africa, The Accra Open Kicks Off in August

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The 7th Accra Open Debate Championship is set to involve a number of trending topics for debate. However, the fact that the Accra Open Debate Championship is the most competitive tournament in the sub-region and probably in the whole of Africa is not up for debate.

What started as a small gathering of debate lovers in the Ghana and Nigeria has grown to become a model competition for the African continent. After hosting 6 editions, Accra Open has featured the finest debaters from over 40 prestigious African universities from Ghana, Nigeria, The Gambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Open this link to be opened to more about Accra Open.

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The 7th edition, labelled ‘Avengers’ seeks to reconnect debaters across the African continent after a challenging period of online debates due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Avengers edition will recombine the unique powers of debate heroes in the region to forge an ideal future for Africa. Do you believe that you are a debate heroe? Or probably you now want to be one. Do you have what it takes?

Loc: KNUST and Kumasi

No one is left out from participating in Accra Open. Accra Open is indeed open to all debaters, judges, and interested persons above the age of 16 years. This year’s residential tournament will the held from the 20th to the 25th of August in Accra. Registration for the tournament involves a minimum cost of GHS 300, which must be paid on or before the 12th of August. This amount covers participation, accommodation, breakfast and all associated activities. The good news is there is a GHS 45 discount for participants who complete registration on or before 1st August. Check registration details here.

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The format for the debates will be in the British Parliamentary style of debating. Check out the format here. If you are unfamiliar with the format do not fret, training will be available for all newbies. A public speaking competition will also be held during the tournament. You can read more here.

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