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The Barbados Accreditation Council is hosting its 2nd National Secondary School Debate Competition during the months of October and November, 2015 at the Auditorium of the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (BPWCCUL).  The preliminary rounds will be held from October 26 – 29, 2015; and the finals on November 25, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00pm.


The ten (10) schools competing – Alexandra, Frederick Smith Secondary School, Harrison College, The Lodge School, Combermere School, Queen’s College, The St Michael School, The Alleyne School, St Winifred’s School and Deighton Griffith Secondary School – will debate the moot: Internet Use Can Positively Enhance the Quality of Educationduring the preliminary rounds as follows:


Preliminary Rounds


Date & Time

Round 1, Proposition

St Winifred’s School

Monday, October 26, 2015 – 1:00 – 3:00pm

Round 1, Opposition

The Alexandra School




Round 2, Proposition

The Lodge School

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – 1:00 – 3:00pm

Round 2, Opposition

Frederick Smith Secondary School




Round 3, Proposition

The St Michael School

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 1:00 – 3:00pm

Round 3, Opposition

Combermere School




Round 4, Proposition

Harrison College

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Round 4, Opposition

Queen’s College




Round 5, Proposition

Deighton Griffith Secondary School

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – 1:00 – 3:00pm

Round 5, Opposition

The Alleyne School


The moot for the finals, Self Financing of Education Increases Student Engagement, promises to be an exciting finale.


The Council thanks the sponsors: Courtesy Garage, Barbados Employers Confederation, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Ltd, Glassesco, Tropical Computers, D.E Computers, Office Solutions & Systems, Refrigeration & Electrical Services, G4S Secure Solutions, Firgos (Eastern Caribbean) Ltd, A. K. Supplies, Glacial Ice Unlimited, K. W. Professional Cleaning Services, City of Bridgetown Cooperative Credit Union, FLOW


Members of the public are welcomed to attend the debates.