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Tertiary Students Square Off In NCU Debate

Students from 11 tertiary institutions will square off in the Northern Caribbean University’s Invitational Debate Series (NCUIVDS) scheduled to be held on October 21 at the university’s Mandeville campus.

The debate, which is geared towards influencing critical thinking and tolerance, is scheduled to begin at 8 am at the university’s main auditorium at the Mandeville campus.

Approximately 32 teams have been invited to match skills in four rounds of debate that concludes with an exciting award ceremony. The debate series practices use of the British Parliamentary Style and creates an opportunity for participants from tertiary institutions to develop camaraderie while developing their skills at articulation on the single day.

Participating institutions include The University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Jamaica, Mico University College University, Caribbean Maritime University and Montego Bay Community College.

Now in its seventh year, the debate series will this year feature Dr Michael D. Hester, executive director for the University of West Georgia (UWG) Debate and coordinator of the African-American Male Initiative at that institution. He will be accompanied by a team to participate in the series, and will conduct individual workshops for adjudicators and coaches, in partnership with Jamaican Association for Debating and Empowerment for two consecutive days before the event.

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