Papua New Guinea University of Technology considers professional and intellectual competency as important towards the academic training of its graduates. Hence, the importance of providing platforms such as debates for its students to develop the skills of researching, organizing, and presenting information in a compelling mode. An academic debate is a competitive intellectual activity that is primarily aimed at communicating ideas intended as information sharing.


To produce highly qualified graduates who can engage in information sharing through presentation with greater confidence and poise.


To provide a platform to foster abstract thinking and informed knowledge sharing through research, teamwork and collaboration.


a.    Develop confidence, poise, and self-esteem in public speaking

b.    Develop critical thinking and logical reasoning.

c.    Encourage balanced and informed arguments in intellectual discussions.

d.    Encourage teamwork and leadership.