As a constant part of the students’ activities, motivations and projects, the Faculty of Education in the University of Ishik has hold a series of debates under the name of The Competition Debate of 2018. Starting from the 7th February, the debate was finalized on the 1st March 2018. The competition contained 16 volunteer groups from the departments of ELT, Physics, Biology, and Math. The topics of the debate were controversial and arguable .
They tackled plenty of cultural, intellectual, political, educational and scientific issues, problems, and discussions of the Kurdish community specifically and the globe generally. Within such an activity, the students were encouraged and directed to think critically, plainly, and creatively. They had been asked to provide enough validated support, logical evidence, and scientific proof to maintain safe and unbiased argumentations, as the assessors, who were a group of the Faculty professors, supervised to appoint the “winner” team each time. The final competition was a crowded, zestful, and challenging match between the teams of ELT and Physics. With the approval of the President Dr. Edrees Hadi, and the presence of the Dean, Dr. Suleyman Celik the debate ran.
It is worth-mentioning that the debates were regulated and managed jointly by Mr. Bukhari Abdulla ,Ms. Alice Farthing and Dr. Rauf, two teachers of the Faculty, as well as the assist of Mr. Reman Meena, the chairperson. The following students collaborated and joined the session, as they discussed the cultural dilemma: If spouses of today have happier marriage or those of yesterday. Didar, Aya, and Saifaddin VS. Haider, Muhammad Salm, and Omer. The winner team of the whole debate competition was appointed to be the Physics team as they prevailed on the rival team by obtaining the voters’ likes and the assessors’ academic esteem. What is more, these titles below have been thrashed out meanwhile the competition: 1- Does pre-mature marriage (early marriage) provide a happy life or marriage in the stage of maturity? 2- Is the environmental pollution due to the people’s lack of awareness or the government’s carelessness? 3- Is being a vegetarian healthier or being a meat-eater? 4- Does keeping dogs at houses bring about advantages or disadvantages? 5- Is home-only the right workplace for women? 6- Should absent rates reduce the students’ marks?