Felabration 2018 Secondary School Debate has concluded with Rainbow College, Surulere, Lagos emerging winner.
The debate which held on Wednesday at the Freedom Park, Lagos also witnessed Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Ikeja, Lagos coming in at the second place with third place winner being Ipakodo Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu.
The debate which kickstarted the annual celebations was themed STATE POLICE IN NIGERIA; TO BE OR NOT TO BE” and had participants picked from ten secondary schools split between five Public Secondary Schools and five Privately owned ones.
They included Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos, Dr. Lucas College, Aunty Ayo International School, Ikoyi, Lagos, Epe Girls Senior High School, Epe, Lagos, Herbert Macaulay High School, Ajara Senior Secondary School and Ejigbo Senior High School amongst others.
This year, as an added innovation contestants were required to give a talk on their knowledge about the mucic icon Fela.
To determine the winners, the participants were judged on the following parameters; introduction, content, presentation and debating skills.
Also the Felabration Organising Committee awarded the grand prize of a laptop and mobile phone to the winner while the second and the third got a Samsung Galaxy and Techno Tablets respectively plus a phone each. In addition all ten participating schools went home with a piano each.
In recognition of Afrobeat legend Fela’s Passion for the younger generation, Felabration Secondary Schools Debates is a segment of the annual Felabration Festival where Secondary Schools children are given a platform to argue and debate some burning national issues. It is Felabration’s way of sensitising the youths to stand up to the call of patriotism.
Speaking to journalists after the event, Chairman FELABRATION ORGANISING COMMITTEE, Theo Lawson, reiterated the fundamental ideals of the festival stating that it is a celebration of the life, times and music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The main events of the festival is scheduled to begin on October 15, 2018, with a symposium at the NECA HOUSE IKEJA, LAGOS and a 7-day music concert to commence the same day.
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