IIUM’s ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE 4TH UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA INTERNATIONAL ARABIC LANGUAGE FESTIVAL (MAHRAJAN) 2018
Date : 02 August 2018
Reported by : MUHAMAD ZAMIR BIN ZAINUL ABIDIN
Category : News
The 4th University of Malaya Arabic Language Festival (MAHRAJAN) was held on the 20th – 26th of April 2018 at Academy of Islamic Study, University of Malaya. This annual festival celebrates the Arabic culture and arts by organizing various programs such as Arabic Cultural Night, Arabic Film Screening, International Arabic Debate Competition and many more. The festival also provides an opportunity for the participants to practice and improve their Arabic language skills with one another besides learning about Arabic history and culture.
Members of the IIUM Arabic Debating and Public Speaking Club have participated in the International Arabic Debate Competition, Public Speaking Competition and Arabic Newscasting Competition. Br. Ikmal Mohd Helni (KIRKHS) successfully emerged as the Champion of the Arabic Newscasting Competition, while Sr. Aniss Nur Izzati Binti Mohmad (KIRKHS) was awarded 4th Place for her participation in the Public Speaking Competition.
In the International Arabic Debate Competition, two IIUM teams have shown their excellent performance as both teams managed to reach the semifinal of the competition and had to go against each other. Team IIUM A managed to qualify for the Grand Final while Team IIUM B bowed out of the competition. Debating as the Opposition on the motion ‘Coursework is more important than Final Exam in teaching Arabic Language’ in the Grand Final, IIUM A lost to the host, team UM C. However, Br. Zubair Mohd Redza from IIUM A managed to grab the Overall Best Debater Award. Three other IIUM debaters were also ranked among the Top 10 Best Speakers of the Competition. IIUM World Debate and Oratory Centre (IWON) would like to congratulate all the students and debaters and look forward to future achievements from the IIUM Arabic Debating and Public Speaking Club.