SMPA Debates Updates - School of Management and Public Administration
School Success in Faculty of Business and Economics Students Debate Series
Over the last 10 years, the School of Management and Public Administration students have participated in the Faculty of Business and Economics Students Debate Series. The debate is about contemporary development issues facing the Pacific Region.
The School of Management and Public Administration has won the debate series in 2013 and 2015. Dr Drew Brittan coached the debate team in 2013 and Associate Professor Anand Chand coached the wining team in 2015 and we are set to win the 2017 series.
This year 2017, School head coach is Associate Professor Anand Chand and co-coached by Ashyineet Chand and Tuma Greig. Our team won round one against School of Tourism and Hospitality Management on the topic: Foreign investment does more harm than good in Pacific Island Countries (against) and our team 2 won against School of Economics on the topic: Adaptation is the only solution to climate change in Pacific Island Countries (against). The semi-finals and finals will be held in the second semester this year and we are confident of wins for the School of Management and Public Administration.
It’s with great pleasure to congratulate the team on an enormous effort put forth to win the debate. The school acknowledges the coachers, student debaters and the hardworking student researches for their timeless contribute to the success of the debate.
The Team members are as follows;
1st speaker: Felix Parker
2nd speaker: Fazia Farik
3rd speaker: Muhammad Akhtar
Alternate: Sakaraia Niumataiwalu
1. Litiana Komaitai
2. Lanieta More
3. Zaman Khan
Reserve: Renu Singh
“Go team SMPA Debate Team Go”
Head Coach: Associate Professor Anand Chand
Assistant Coaches: Mr Ashyineet Chand and Ms Tuma Greig