Tembusu A debate team wins both its matches in the lead up to Thursday's debate competition finals against Cinnamon College.

March 12, 2012


Motion: This House Would Abolish The Grading System at all Levels of the University


15 March 2011, 7.45pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
Refreshments will be served.

Teams: USP A (Government) vs. Tembusu A (Opposition)


1945 :  Welcome Address by Prof. John Richardson
1955 :  General Briefing by Chief Adjudicator & Deputy Chief Adjudicator/Convener
2010 :  Grand Finals (Prepared Motion)
2130 :  Oral Adjudication/Refreshments
2140 :  Prize Presentation Ceremony
2200 :  Reception/End of Event


The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.