The 9th All Nigeria Universities Debate and Quiz Championship was hosted by University of Ilorin from February 13 to 19, 2022.
A total of 25 universities took part in the tournament.
Bowen University had only four days to prepare for the championship with all of them being novice to the tournament. Bowen University entered for Debate which takes the British Parliamentary (BP) format, public speaking and quiz.
17 Universities took part in the quiz session with Bowen beating University of Ilorin, University of Lagos to face Lautech in the finals. The final was intense with Bowen losing out 250 to 270 points to Lautech. Bowen University was represented in this competition by chukwuemeka Emeruwa, a 500 level law student and David Yomi-oshatimi, a 400 level law student. In the last round Bowen answered only one question while Lautech answered two. That put the final score at 270 for Lautech and 250 for Bowen.
So Lautech came first, Bowen came second, university of Lagos came third and the defending champion university of ilorin came a distant 4th.
The preliminary rounds of the public speaking contest started with over 90 participants. Bowen was represented by Olalekan Adeyemo (500 law student) and Oreoluwa Odutoye, (a 400 level Medical student). Odutoye lost out at the semi finals, finishing the race as the 7th best national public speaker out of 90. Adeyemo went ahead to win the contest beating all other contestants to the best public speaker in All Nigeria Universities debate and quiz championship.
Zara Okadigbo went ahead to qualify as an adjudicator in the finals of the debate contest. 42 adjudicator started the race and only 5 made it to the finals.
Other members of the team include Opeyemi Oyelakin (300 level economics student) and Oghene Ene-Edah (100 level law student ). The team was led by Austin Andem and Miss Jesutomi Orija both of the English programme.
In 2020, Bowen came 3rd in public speaking contest.