Six secondary schools will rival each other next week to secure a place in the finals of the Productivity Council’s secondary schools debating competition.

The debates, on the topic Graduating From University Does Not Make Employees More Productive, will be held on November 3, 4 and 5, at the Barbados Workers’ Union, Solidarity House, starting at 1:00 p.m. each day.

On Tuesday, November 3, students from Harrison College and St. Leonard’s Boys will present their case on the subject. The following day Wednesday, November 4, the students from Queen’s College and the Seventh Day Adventist School, will put forward their arguments before the judging panel.??

On the final day of the competition on Thursday, November 5, students from the St. James Secondary and Coleridge and Parry Schools will get an opportunity to impress the judges and vie for a spot in the finals slated for Thursday, November 19.

Last year, Harrison College edged out St. James Secondary by two points to clinch the challenge trophy in the keenly contested final.

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