University of Guyana students debate in Parliament as part of Commonwealth Day activities – 11th Mar 2013
On Commonwealth Day, being observed today, the University of Guyana’s students faced off in Parliament chambers for a debate as part of Commonwealth Day activities. The topic, “Migration from regional commonwealth countries to developed countries and whether or not there were enough conditions to curb the trend”.
The teams were from the school of Humanities and Education and the Faculty of Law, which proposed the topic and they were under the guidance of Senior Lecturer in the school of Humanities, Al Creighton who spoke about the need for such interactions.
After much deliberations, The Law Faculty was adjudged the winner and The best speaker award went to Michael Xavier of the Law Faculty.
Prime Minister Sam Hinds graced the event and He, along with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, made brief remarks.
The Panel of judges was headed by former Speaker, Ralph Ramkarran, Senior Counsel and included AFC Parliamentarian Cathy Hughes, GCCI Chairman Clinton Urling, Commonwealth Representative Dwynette Eversley and Margaret Cummings and moderated by Gordon Moseley.
The prizes for the debate will be distributed at the Umana Yana.