DNE & DTE advance to SVGCC debate finals

Press Release

The Division of Nursing Education (DNE) and the Division of Teacher Education (DTE) have
advanced to the finals of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College’s (SVGCC) 2022
Inter-Divisional Debate competition, carded for Friday 14th January 2022.

The DNE emerged winners of preliminary one over the Division of Arts, Sciences & General
Studies (DASGS) in which they debated the topic “All eligible students should receive a
COVID-19 vaccine before being allowed to access face to face instruction”. The DNE, acting as
the proposition, scored 537 points to DASGS’s 437 points.

Preliminary two saw the DTE against the Division of Technical & Vocational Education
(DTVE), debating the topic “The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed regional governments’
failure to successfully incorporate ICT into our education systems”. The DTE as the proposition
outscored the opposition, the DTVE, 566 – 510.

Friday’s final will see the DTE as the proposition and the DNE as the opposition debating the
topic “The continued spikes in COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean are a direct result of Caribbean
governments’ mismanagement of the pandemic”.

The winners of the inter-divisional debate will form part of the team to represent the SVGCC in
the 2022 Windward Islands Debating Competition (WIDC), as the college looks to defend its
regional title in March.

Viewers can watch the debate final live on Friday from 1:00PM via Digicel’s PlayGo app or the
SVGCC’s Facebook page.

The competition is held in partnership with Gaymes Book Center, National Lotteries Authority,
SVG Teachers Cooperative Credit Union and Digicel.

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