Previous Debates

Passion versus Market Needs as University Degrees?

03 Jul 2018
  • Teacher's Training Center, Ajman
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Ameera Al Kaitoub

Judges Details

  • His Excellency Abdulla Nasser Lootah - Director-General of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
  • Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak - Secretary General of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
  • Mohamed Saeed Harib - Director and Founder of Lam Tara Studios

Summary of Debate

High school students participated in a debate on choosing university majors either through market needs or through choosing a major they are passionate about. Youth in the affirmative team supported choosing a university major according to market needs, while youth in the competitive team supported choosing their university major according to their passion. Youth on both teams supported their arguments using strong evidence based on facts and figures. Youth attendees asked a lot of questions and showed tremendous intrest in the topic.