Centre for Free Market Enterprise (CFME), the organizers of the inter-university debate contest, say they organised the debates with the aim of seeing many university students coming up with solutions to the problems affecting this country.
The debates which started in October this year saw students from Catholic University, Chancellor College, Blantyre International University and Malawi Polytechnic competing.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, executive director for CFME, Peter Yakobe, said the aim is to see students creating jobs for themselves and others before and after graduation.
“We want to arouse the creativity in them that they can be able to do big things for Malawi instead of just complaining when things are not going on well in the country,” said Yakobe.
The debate’s questions are formed around the topics of youth employment, wealth creation and job creation. The organisers will award winners of the race after the finals between Blantyre International University and Polytechnic in January 2016.
The finals are scheduled to take place at Chancellor College’s great Hall.
According to Yakobe, the winners will be awarded K150,000, runners up will get K100,000 and the third placed college will win K70,000.