YIAGA, MacArthur Foundation Laud Covenant’s Performance at Debate Competition
A non-governmental organisation, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement (YIAGA) and the MacArthur Foundation have commended Covenant University for the successful participation of her students in the recently held South-West zone of the Bounce Corruption Public Integrity Debate Competition.
The debate competition, which featured Covenant University and three other institutions from the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria, was organised under the auspices of the Bounce Corruption project of YIAGA Africa, with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
The Executive Director, YIAGA Africa, Mr. Samson Itodo, had in a letter of appreciation addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero said that YIAGA and the MacArthur Foundation were inspired by the performance and character of Covenant students at the competition.
The debate competition, according to Mr. Itodo, provided a platform for harnessing youth views on the anti-corruption crusade as well as a platform for propagating the values of integrity, transparency, and accountability. YIAGA, he said, believes that the fight against corruption is a collective responsibility such that young people must begin to understand its importance and take the lead in demanding for good governance and accountability within their communities and Nigeria at large.
Covenant University emerged 1 runner-up at the debate competition won by the University of Lagos, while the University of Ibadan and Ekiti State University were 2 and 3runners-up respectively.