We’re delighted to announce that the winners of the inaugural iMlango Junior Debaters Contest is the aptly named team, Champions.
For the third and final round of competition one, the remaining 10 groups were set the motion: ‘Some people think girls drop out of school more than boys. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.’
Champions, a group from Kibaokiche primary school, agreed with the motion and supported their stance with convincing points; citing household work, a lack of clean water, lack of proper sanitation and parental bias as reasons why girls drop out of schools more than boys.
Their answer achieved an overall mark of 70 per cent, narrowly beating Team Zion in second place, who achieved a score of 65 per cent. In third place were the winners of the previous round, Team Lion, who achieved 60 per cent.
We’d like to thank all of the teams for participating, and salute their hard work which resulted in the many high-level responses that we received for this first competition. Make sure to keep an eye out for next month’s update, as it will include pictures of the top teams receiving their prizes!
Elsewhere in the programme, students can now access new KICD approved, multi-subject content and digital revision guides on the learning platform, which has been provided by our education partner, Longhorn Publishers.
As a token of our appreciation, we presented teachers with new iMlango branded polo shirts to say thank you for their support over the past two years – and we thought it would be appropriate to end this month’s update with a message from one of those teachers, Onesmus Kimeu, deputy head teacher of Utithini primary school in Makueni County, who said:
"iMlango admins, facilitators, participants and schools, I wish to most sincerely thank iMlango internet-enabled teaching and learning. I spent a short time with this powerful, selfless organisation; the only organisation that has practiced equity in its true meaning. ASANTE SANA iMlango.’’
Until next time,
The iMlango team