On November 28, a first-year Natural & Environmental Science major, Ms. Miyaki Jackson, emerged as the winner of the first Ethical Bowl contest organized by the Judicial Affairs unit of Student Affairs.
The Ethical Bowl is a game whereby contestants choose topical issues via a lucky dip into a bowl of written questions. Depending on what topic you choose, the show expects contestants to discuss selected topics or proffer practical solutions to issues in three minutes.
President of the Student Government Association and Software Engineering major, Yusuf Ayman Usman, took the second place, while Ms. Pwagwadi Madwatte, a second-year Business Administration major, came third. Among the topics picked and discussed by the contestants were ethnocentrism, political apathy, and a world without electricity.
Ms. Jackson, in her final presentation, sparked a fiery debate from the audience when she argued that law is premised on ethics. “Every law is built on ethics, but not all ethics are built on the law,” she had said, generating a controversy that agitated passion within the audience.
“This is just the first Ethical Bowl,” said Mr. Peter Paya, who anchored the program. “The Ethical Bowl next semester will be bigger,” he promised. Mrs. Emilienne Akpan of the Writing Center, Alpine Job Pine of Student Affairs, and Innocent Nwobodo of Communications & Publications were the judges at the event.
Reported by Zulqarnain Mahmood