Students of The University of Syiah Kuala (USK) succeeded on securing another achievement and promoting Aceh in an international event. In the Musabaqah Munazarah ‘Abrar Internet (MU’IN) held by the Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) on 3-4 April 2021, the USK team won the second place in the Arabic Debate on the South-East Asia level.
The USK debate team includes Muhammad Rafli Azida Putra (Law Faculty, 1st Speaker), Muhammad Fathur Syidky (Civil Engineering, 2nd Speaker), and Imam Albar Al-Khalis (Civil Engineering, 3rd Speaker).
In the final round, the USK debate team had to acknowledge the excellence of their competitor, the State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga debate team. Following this, a member of the USK debate team, Muhammad Rafli Azida Putra was named Best Speaker in the final round.
Previously, in the elimination round, the USK team’s Muhammad Fathur Syidky, the 2nd speaker, was also named Best Speaker. Interestingly, the USK debate team consists of freshmen from batch 2020.
“Alhamdulillah. We indeed intend to do the regeneration (of debate team) from the early stage. Therefore, we would be able to keep them (the members) in tune and be prepared for the upcoming debate competitions.”, as mentioned by the Vice Rector III USK, Dr. Ir. Alfiansyah Yulianur, BC in Serambinews.com.
In the current 2021 MU’IN, the participants were first selected by the committee. The 12 teams from South-East Asia included team A and B of Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), National University of Malaysia (UKM), University of Malaya, State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, State Islamic University of Sunan Gunung Djati, Al-Azhar University of Indonesia, Al-Amin Dirosat Institute, State Islamic University of Malik Maulana Ibrahim, State Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah, and USK.