The African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) in Monrovia has won the Lonestar Cell’s LRIC Club Inter University debate. The AME University defeated the University of Liberia in the first round of the competition on the topic, ”Should Liberia maintain dual currencies.”
It retained the argument that Liberia needs to maintain the dual currency to improve its economy, defeating the University Liberia, which opposed the application of dual currencies in the economy.
The Cuttington University in its first round of the debate defeated AME Zion University on the topic, ”Are the young people prepared to properly handle the affairs of the state.” Cuttington argued that the youths of Liberia are not prepared to handle the affairs of the state, emerging victorious against AME Zion University.
AME University walked away with a cash price of US$1000 as first place winner, followed by Cuttington University, US$500; a second place winner, and the third place winner United Methodist University received US$250 after defeating Stalla Maris Polytechnic.
All of the contesting institutions received US$100 for participating in the tournament from Lonestar Cell MTN, while some individual students from the participating schools were announced most valuable debaters of the day.
Bookman Muapoe of Cuttington, Emmanuel K. Barmes of the University of Liberia and Jennifer A. Davis of AME University, respectively were all awarded most valuable debaters of the day.
Lonestar Cell MTN, as part of its corporate social responsibility launched the LIRIC Club last year as a platform to empower the youths in universities across Liberia to build their leadership skills and integrity.
The Acting Chief Marketing Officer and Chief of Corporate Affairs, of Lonestar Cell MTN, Dr. Laurence Bropleh, said the debate was organized among the six main universities to have them debate issues affecting their communities and country, as part of the national vision to finding answers to Liberia’s problems.
He said the Inter universities debate be held quarterly and that Lonestar Cell MTN is contributing to improve the educational system in Liberia. Dr. Bropleh said building students’ leadership skills and integrity will help to bring some levels of improvement in the educational sector here.