It was a landslide victory for the Veritas University debate society at the 2022 edition of the Uyo City Open Debate Championship which held from 19 -23rd May, 2022 at the University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State. Veritas University Debate Society emerged Champion amidst stiff competition from debaters from both Public and Private Universities across the country. Among them were: clubs from University of Calabar, University of Lagos, University of Ilorin and twenty other Universities.
Through this victory, Veritas University Debate Society would represent Nigeria at the 43rd edition of the Madrid World Universities Debate Championship which would hold from December 27th 2022 to January 4th 2023 in Spain.
Before then, Veritas University Debate Society alongside that of University of Lagos, would represent Nigeria at the 3rd African Nations Debating League which is set to run from 6th to 9th December, 2022 in Nirobi, Kenya. The troop which comprise: Emmanuella Otteh Brown, Aba Divine Enekole, Grace Igelle Uguru, Prisca Iwendi Chiamaka and Edwin Ocheido, were at a thanksgiving mass at the University’s Chapel where they presented the trophy to the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Hyacinth Ichoku.
The Vice Chancellor who could not hide his joy, showered gratitude and prayers on the team for bringing the university such a great honour and assured them of his unbroken support as they prepare for the subsequent tournaments.