Star Prize – N750,000. Second Prize – N500,000. Third Prize – N250,000
Pat Utomi Prize for Students’ Debate on Public Policy 2016 is designed to be an annual debate festival that shall revive and stimulate the fast eroding culture of students’ debates in campuses on government policies, programs and public affairs in Nigeria. Each year, interested students from tertiary institutions in Nigeria shall participate in preliminaries to qualify for the grand finale scheduled to hold every 6th February alongside Prof Patrick Utomi’s birthday commemoration and annual lecture.
Undergraduates of legally registered tertiary institutions in Nigeria, below 27 years of age.
How To Participate
Record a 2 minutes video of yourself speaking on the topic “Should skills acquisition be mandatory for tertiary institutions?”
Upload your video to your YouTube account
Complete the online submission form at: www.youngstarsfoundation.org/pat-utomi-prize
Deadline: January 8, 2016.
Students in legally registered higher institutions in Nigeria who are interested shall record a 2 minutes video and submit for screening and selection. 16 highest scoring applicants shall be selected for the next phase.
The 16 selected debaters shall converge in Abuja for a 1 day preliminary debate on 14 January, 2016. After the preliminary debate, 4 Debaters shall emerge to proceed to the grand finale.
The last round of the debate between 4 finalists shall happen on 6th February, 2016 during the CVL Annual Lecture and commemoration of Prof Pat Utomi’s birthday in Lagos, Nigeria.
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