MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Mandeville-based Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has partnered with University of West Georgia (UWG) for an annual debate and communication exchange to benefit communication studies students and debaters.
Chair of the Department of Communication Studies (DCS) and head coach of the NCU debate team, Noreen Daley, who led a team of four students to UWG, told the Jamaica Observer Central that the inaugural staging of the exchange was executed recently.
“It was an enlightening experience for us… We had a friendly debate match where two of our debaters — Sabrina Atkinson and Terrain Wright — debated against two members of the UWG team. I am proud of my debaters because they did their research and the necessary preparation. It was not a win-lose, so I am certain that they have gained from the experience,” she said.
The two teams debated the motion: ‘Restrictions on civil liberties is a justified public health response to potential disease outbreaks’.