"It was a flurry of ideas at Freedom Park, venue of this year’s edition of the Felabration Schools Debate, as secondary school students came together share their notions on the topic Poverty is not an accident, a quote famed by the late South African President, Nelson Mandela.
Individual speakers had five minutes to argue in favour of their positions. The schools that emerged at the end of the first segment were Kings College, Epe Grammar School, Aunty Ayo Comprehensive Secondary School, Dowen College, and Lagos State Senior Model College, Meiran. The speakers were then given five minutes to further make their points.
After the final round, Lagos State Senior Model College, Ikosi, Agbowa won the competition. Kings College came second, while Dowen College came third. The competitors representing each of the top three schools won a tablet, and mini laptop each, while all nine participating schools each received a 32 inch Sharp LED Flat screen television set.
Moderated by comedian and TV host, Teju Babyface, professionals who served as the panel of judges were Adesuwa Oyenokwe, a seasoned broadcaster/Publisher; Kunle Bakare, a Publisher; Olajide Bello, a renowned legal practitioner; Morayo Afolabi Brown, an On Air Personality as well as Jumoke Alawode James, a Media Consultant."