The Student Teams Advancing Regional Sustainability, STARS, of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, organized a debate recently on the topic, “Global Water Crises” with a total of eight students drawn from different levels and departments participating.
The event, which took place at the Robert Pastor Library auditorium of the University, was part of activities the Club is carrying out to mark its Sustainability Month.
The debaters, who were tasked to share creative ideas on the topic, using AUN as a close and practical case study, presented their various ideas on solving AUN’s water supply problems to an audience comprising students, staff, and
faculty members of the University.
At the end of the debate, Rabiu Kabir emerged as the winner while Ummi Mukhtar came second, and Okechukwu Ohamadike finished third. The first place winner went home with a cash prize of
N20,000 naira, the second place winner was given N10,000 and the third place winner got N5,000.
The judges, Prof. Joseph Rishante, Dr. Lynne Baker, and Jelena Zivkovic, said they found the students’ presentations quite impressive, adding that it was difficult for them to choose the winners.
The Sustainability Month, jointly organized by STARS and AUN Sustainability Office, started on October 12 and will end on November 6.
By Ritnen Gomwalk