Ekiti State University has emerged third best university at the recently concluded inter university national oratory competition held in Abia State, South East Nigeria.

The students of English department, Faculty of Arts, of the University represented the South West Region at the National stage having taken the first position at the South West Regional Oratory Competition held at the University of Lagos earlier.

At the grand finale hosted by Abia State University which involved by champions of the six geopolitical zones and the Federal Capital Territory, Ekiti State University representatives presented topics on “Nigeria: the Country of Nations in a Nation” and “the Missing Reading Culture” in two stages of the competition.

The students were assessed on speech eloquence speech content, relevance, Grammar and word usage as well as time management among others.

Other universities at the event included university of Abuja, university of Port-Harcourt and Abia State University.