The schools participating in this year’s competition include; Ipakode Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu, Epe Girls Senior High School, Epe, Herbert Macaulay Senior Girls High School, Sabo Yaba, Ajara Senior Grammar School, Badagry and Ejigbo Senior High School, Ejigbo, Lagos.
Others include Rainbow College, Surulere, Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Ikorodu Road, St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, Aunty Ayo International School, Keffi, Ikoyi and Vivian Fowler Memorial College For Girls, Ikeja.
The FELABRATION ORGANISING COMMITTEE, is determined to enhance the standard of this annual secondary schools debate going forward. The committee therefore recently organised a capacity building workshop for teachers from the participating schools, inside the Freedom Park, Lagos. Renowned debater, Mr. Borha and relevant directors from the Lagos State ministry of Education were the resource persons at the workshop. The mission is for FELABRATION to give back to society by impacting on these kids, the fundamental knowledge required to become world class debaters.
The FELABRATION SECONDARY SCHOOLS DEBATE was established not only to bring out the best in logical thought processes of the school children, but also, to sensitise them on burning topical national issues. Over the years this segment of the FELABRATION Festival has attracted the best of secondary schools students in Lagos. It has the backing of the Lagos State Ministry of Education. Above all, it is about the biggest debate platform for Lagos secondary schools. It is usually the first event in the annual Festival dedicated globally to celebrate the times, life and music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Africa’s Biggest Music Export ever. It comes about a week to the main 7 day long fiesta. FELABRATION was founded by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, eldest child of the music genius. This 2018 edition is about the 19th .
Past winners include Vetland College, Ifako Ijaye, Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State Model College, Ikosi Agbowa..Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Ikeja..
The days ahead will reveal the names of the distinguished judges for this year’s event as well as the mouth watering prizes attached.