CHIEF ADJUDICATOR (I)
A veteran speaker and indeed one of the best ever in Ghana’s history.
He lists his greatest debate achievement as the training and mentorship of great protege’s, Joel Telfer & Joseph (Tin Tin) Mireku, great speakers from his Alma mater, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He has won, GTDC 2014, GUDC 2016, NDC Open 3, and several other tournaments, has been a Semifinalist and top 10 speaker at PAUDC, made multiple Accra Open finals, made the break of a plethora of other debate competitions and even has a PAUDC Public speaking (2nd place) medal.
He is an affable fellow, incurable comedian and politician.
Meet- Boakye Nyamekye Isaac
CHIEF ADJUDICATOR (II)
He has been a veteran speaker, judge, trainer and organiser of debate and public speaking events in Nigeria since 2013.
Having attended GTDC, Accra Open, Nationals, PANS and MR, NDC Open, he has breaks as a speaker and or judge at near all these.
An AO Quarters break as a speaker and was a PS finals judge, Nationals semis as a speaker and Semis as a judge, NDC Open Semifinalist & Pre-PANS Quarters as a speaker, was a Masters Round 2016 Top 10 speaker & Tournament director and most seminally, the Convenor and chief trainer at the first Art Of Speaking 2015 (the premiere highschool debate talent recruitment platform in Nigeria).
He has been involved in the discovery and grooming of some of the circuits greats and greats to be, though he is too modest to name names unlike Isaac.
Meet Christopher Ekom Edem-Jack
CHIEF ADJUDICATOR (Public Speaking )
He has made 2 Nationals finals, broke at PAUDC, won Masters Round 2016 and NDC 4, CAed NDC Open 1, DCAed PAUDC 2016 & HWS IV 2016 & has a load of speaking and judging breaks at tournaments local and foreign.
He is the president of the Cross River Youth Coalition for Women’s rights and is committed to using this public speaking contest as a platform for speaking against gendered oppression.
We’re happy to introduce the CA for the first ever Masters Round Public Speaking Contest, Kennedy Ekezie.
DEPUTY CHIEF ADJUDICATOR (I)
He is a Law Student at the University of Calabar.
With about three years of debating and judging experience, he has spoken at WUDC, PAUDC, ANUDC, NDC Open, Impact Africa debate championship and a host of other debate championships.
He has made semifinals at Nationals & NDC Open, been a top 5 Judge at the later, been a DCA at Accra Open & NDC Open, coaches some of Calabar’s top high schools and was the best adjudicator at Masters Round 2.
Meet Chinyeaka Ikenna
DEPUTY CHIEF ADJUDICATOR (II)
She is a student of Optometry at the university of Ilorin and is perhaps the fastest rising judge in the country.
In just 8 months in the circuit, she has judged at ANUDC and PAUDC.
Made the public speaking finals of both Nationals and PANS. Broke as a judge at PANS reaching the Quarterfinals.
Is a DCA for the upcoming UNILORIN Verbal Combat Inter-Faculty debate championship and is at present the 7th ranked judge in Africa.
Meet Usman Halimat Ojone
DEPUTY CHIEF ADJUDICATOR (III)
She is an undergraduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
A veteran of 3 ANUDCs making finals at the last Nationals, she has also broken as a speaker at Accra Open, NDC Open and UNIOSUN Pre-PANS, making Quarters, finals and semis respectively at the tournaments.
She is one of Nigeria’s top female speakers and Co-CAed the circuit’s first online tournament, Birthday.Exe.
Meet Hajiya Hannatu
She is a graduate of Computer engineering from Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), with a passion for debate, chess and debugging software.
Nigeria’s first ever female Tab Master, Masters Round 3 would be her 3rd tournament Tabbing.
Previously, she had tabbed the 2016 MOUAU SUG championships & NDC Open 3, was the CA for two internal tournaments at her Alma mater, was a final judge at Masters Round 2016 & is the winner of Birthday.Exe Nigeria’s first Virtual debate tournament.
Meet Oleh Ugonna Queen