The organizer of the Montserrado Inter-High School Debate, Devine Event and Consultancy, has set March 25 as the date for holding the central tournament.
The selection of the date followed the successful hosting of the zonal stage of the debate.
In a release, the Founder and CEO of the Devine Event Management and Consultancy, Alex Devine, noted that 80 schools across the county contested during the zonal stage, but 20 of the schools qualified to participate in the Central Tournament (five each from the four zones).
“This Central Tournament is the phase two of the ongoing debate under the supervision of the Ministry of Education (MOE),” said Mr. Devine.
This phase, he added, will afford bigger schools the space and time to test their intellectual strength against each other.
In the upcoming tournament J. W. Harris from zone four (Bushrod Island) will go against School of Prime Systems from zone two (Paynesville). The two schools will clash during the official launch of the tournament.
He disclosed that both schools will argue on the topic, “The Impact of Revenue Collection in Post Conflict Liberia: Prospects and Challenges.”
On this topic, Ricks Institute is taking the affirmative, while School of Prime Systems is taking on the negative side of the argument.
Mr. Devine is encouraging parents, school administrations, international partners and government officials to come and witness the historic moment.
The competition is sponsored by Cellcom GSM, and partners including the ministries of Youth and Sports, Labor, Liberia Extractive Industry and Transparency Initiative (LEITI), SAMBA Juice, among others.