Debate Pre-Worlds 2022 Concludes at IUB


The 3-day 19th Pre-Worlds Debate Competition 2022, organized by the IUB Debating Club, ended on November 12, 2022 at the university campus in the capital’s Bashundhara R/A. The competition was supported by the Bangladesh Debating Council.

Scholastica Uttara became champions and Ideal School and College, Motijheel, came out second in the tournament in the open final. In the novice final, Mirpur Cantonment School and College became champion and Sunnydale came out as runner-up. Renowned adjudicators from the country’s debating circuit evaluated the performances.

IUB Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan, Ph.D, gave away the prizes among the winners as the Chief Guest. Professor Taiabur Rahman, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, IUB, was present as the Special Guest.

The Pre-World School Debating Championship (Pre-Worlds) is one of the major debate tournaments organized every year by the Bangladesh Debating Council (BDC). Students from schools and colleges from across the country participate in the tournament and compete to get selected to represent Team Bangladesh in the World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC). This year a total of 48 teams (144 debaters) from across the country participated in the 19th BDC-IUB Pre-Worlds 2022 which was organized in association with Skitto (Grameenphone).

Dr. Naureen Rahnuma, Head, Department of English and Modern Languages, IUB, and Md Shaiful Islam, Faculty Advisor, IUBDC, were present at the ceremony among others.

The three-day tournament was supported by Well Food, Sun Water, Savoy, Dan Cake, Dhaka Prokash, and Daily Star’s Shout as sponsors and partners.