Integrity Debate Championship

It gives us great pleasure to invite ALL SCHOOLS in the UAE to participate in the first Integrity Debate Championship 2021 that will take place this autumn 2021 in the UAE.

Academic Integrity is the foundation of education, but the growing absence of its values has given rise to misconducts such as exam cheating and plagiarism in the classroom. A global menace, academic misconduct has been linked directly to lack of workplace professionalism and ethics.

The Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE hosted at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), along with its Consortium Associate Member Gulf Medical University, Ajman is organizing the Integrity Debate Championship 2021, a first of its kind debate competition in the region. This competition will engage students and increase awareness of integrity values and their importance among student community.

Schools have the unique opportunity to nominate a team of three students from Grades 9-11 to represent the school for the debate, engage with peers in a healthy environment and network with international experts. Winning teams will receive exciting prizes, medals, and a Rolling Trophy.

As the debate will commence in October, your kind cooperation and earliest response would be greatly appreciated in order to help us organise the debate in a timely manner. Please note the last date to send in registration is 25 September 2021.

We have taken the liberty to include registration and rules and regulations for your perusal. Further details in regards to debate format will be shared at a later stage. For further clarifications or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] 


Dates and Themes (subject to change without prior notice)

Round One – 2 October 2021

Title: Academic honesty doesn’t matter in school

Round Two – 9 October 2021

Title – Does what is considered Academic dishonesty change when on an online platform?

Round Three (Final) – 16 October 2021

Title – Is Academic dishonesty a result of failure in the education system?

Award Ceremony – 21 October 2021


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