Debating (WSS)

Orate Africa Championships will use a special format of debate known as ‘World Schools Style Debating This is a combination of the British Parliamentary and Australian formats, designed to meet the needs of the tournament

Moot Court

All secondary schools in Africa are invited to enter and a team may comprise of learners from two schools if so desired as the teams are considered national team. Learners will be expected to write memorials, setting out arguments for and against the case based on the identified issues.

Public Speaking

Public speaking (sometimes termed oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a presentation (a speech) focused around an individual directly speaking to a live audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform, influence, or entertain them

Quiz and Short Stories

Quiz is aimed at helping students achieve higher order of thinking beyond reading for exams as well as increase their knowledge, encourage a competitive spirit between schools, and reward schools with the most knowledgeable students.

Spelling Bee

Spelling bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words. Contestants are students between Form 4 and Form 6.


Orate Africa Championships Poetry category will operate as a Spoken word competition. Spoken Word is a style of entertainment involving performance-based poetry that primarily focuses on the aesthetics of word play and story-telling. It often includes collaboration and experimentation.