The 3rd Intervarsity Parasitology Quiz and Oratorical Competition was organized by the Department of Parasitology, University of Malaya on 27th August 2019 at T. J. Danaraj Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. This event is solely sponsored by the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM). The quiz was participated by students from seven universities in Malaysia, including UM, UiTM, UNISHAMS, UCSI, MAHSA, MSU as well as UNIMAS, who have traveled all the way from Sarawak.
The event was officiated by the Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Lau Yee Ling together with the President of MSPTM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Nursheena binti Mohd Zain and the council members. The quiz was an interesting three-level competition, including rapid questions with buzzer rounds and pictorial clues. The quiz was smoothly coordinated by the quizmasters with the assists of a panel of judges comprising of lecturers from different universities.
Four teams, UM, UCSI, UNISHAMS and UiTM, made it to the grand finals. In the grand finals, despite a tough fight between UM and UCSI, the UM team overtook UCSI by a few points in the last few questions, and cheered for winning the grand final of the quiz.
In the oratorical competition, participants spoke on the importance of parasitology in today’s context in three minutes. The participating representative from each university eloquently delivered their ideas and justifications. These contestants were evaluated by a panel of judges based on the content, language, clarity and confidence. The participant from UCSI was announced as the winner.
The event came to an end with a closing remark from the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman. The dean delivered her appreciation to the talented and hardworking organizing committee for running such a professional competition and stressed that the quiz should now go beyond to invite international universities to turn it into an international event. The event ended with a photo session and bidding of farewell.
Champion : UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
First Runner-Up : UCSI UNIVERSITY
Second Runner-Up : UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UITM)
Champion : UCSI UNIVERSITY
First Runner-Up : UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK (UNIMAS)