MONROVIA- Youth for change Incorporated, a non for profit organization is expected to launch its fourth edition of its national debate championship on March 3rd with 450 participating schools.
The Youth for Change Incorporated, has been accredited by the Ministry of Education as the official host of debate activity in all high schools across Liberia since 2017.
According to the group’s Executive Director, Alex Devine, the national debate championship will kick off its fourth edition on Thursday, March 3rd with a launching ceremony at the Monrovia Christian fellowship center in Sinkor.
He said the competition this year will include 450 high schools from across the 15 counties with theme: “Measuring Learning Outcomes in Liberia”. He added that the event this year will be used to measure students output which is tie to measuring Liberia’s educational system outcome.
Mr. Devine said the Liberia national debate championship was established in 2015 with a quest to help secondary students grow intellectually and identify Liberia’s brightest students and assigned them to a mentor that will groom them into their respectively field of studies.
According to him, the Liberia national debate championship was established in 2015 as a result of their quest to help secondary students improve their communication and interpersonal skills and as well increase their critical thinking abilities.
“Since the debate was introduced in 2015 with 20 participating High Schools in its first edition in Monrovia, this year will host a nationwide competition in the 15 counties across Liberia for the first time in three stages: the preliminary, central and the grand final stage,” he said.