University of Kurdistan Hewlêr hosted the first ever World Scholar’s Cup in
the Kurdistan Region on 18th and 19th of December, 2018.|
The registration was open for Kurdistan Region’s schools to participate in
the Erbil round and over 350 students and faculty participated. The event was
held entirely in English.
The WSC is an international competition for school children aged 10 and
above to practice their skills in debate, collaborative writing, individual
writing and Scholar’s Bowl.
Some of the schools who had performed well in the December round may
qualify to take part in the global rounds held outside of the country, and
then may eventually further qualify to take part in the Tournament Of
Champions hosted annually at Yale University in the United States.
Students and schools who were interested in the event were required
to form teams of three for the junior division, 10 to 14, or the senior
division that includes students aged 14 and above.
Joseph Harr, the WSC representative who visited the Kurdistan Region in
October to promote the event to Kurdistan's schools, said that he was glad
that the December event gave the kids here the opportunity to practice their
skills while enjoying learning.