The 2017 edition of the debate festival. Organised by Ashanti Regional Writers’, Drama and Debaters club (ARWDDC ) crowned the host school, Konongo Odumase Secondary School the winners of the competition which occured on Saturday 8th July, 2017 with T.I AMASS KSI & KUMASI HIGH SCHOOL taking the 2nd and 3rd place respectfully.
The competition which was chaired by Mr. Ernest Owusu Ansah, the assistant headmaster, administration of Kumasi Anglican SHS and the vice patron for ARWDDC witnessed huge participants with their representatives battling it out on stage either for or against the motion to hundreds of audience.
The competition was graced by 17 Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Educational Directorate, which are St. Monica SHS, T.I Amass, Kumasi, Okomfo Anokye SHS, Serwaa Nyarko Girls’ SHS, Kumasi Wesley Girls’ High School, Islamic SHS, Kumasi Anglican SHS, Konongo Odumasi SHS, Ejisuman SHS, Armed Forces SHTS, Kumasi Technical Institute, Aduman SHS, Dadease Agric SHS, Kumasi High School, Osei Tutu SHS, Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ SHS and Adventist SHS.
After the qualification stage, Kumasi High School, TI, Amass, Kumasi, Konongo Odumase SHS, Osei Tutu SHS, Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS and Kumasi Wesley Girls’ SHS secured their ticket to the grand finale after winning their context with stupendous performance.
All too soon, the grand finale began with close to 1,000 audience supporting their various schools. These qualified schools battled among themselves for the bragging right after which Konongo Odumasi was finally adjudged the winner after an outstanding performance among the top six school with a whooping 233 points.
TI Amass-Kumasi placed second with 216 points while Kumasi High School high jacked Osei Tutu with only a point different to snatch the third position with 203 and 204 points respectively. Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS and Kumasi Wesley Girls SHS took the 5th and 6th Position.
Organizers of the competition congratulated the host school (Winners) with prises as well as 1st runner-up and second runner-up took home trophies and other prizes.
Other Schools which were in the finals took consolation prizes.
Congratulations to Koonongo Odumase Senior High School and all other schools who responded favorably to the invitation.