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NCU in emergency meeting over cheerleader's suspension

Published:Monday | April 14, 2014 | 11:28 AM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer



The leadership of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is now holding an emergency meeting over the suspension of a student for her role in cheerleading routine.




The institution’s Citizenship Committee also banned 21-year-old Sha-Shana James from all student activities for the remaining two years she has at the university.



The Mandeville-based university denies any discrimination and insists that while the entire team was disqualified, greater punishment was given to Sha-Shana because she was responsible for the performance of the unapproved routine.



NCU’s actions have been described as excessive and unfair by attorney-at-law, Clyde Williams, given that no other member of the team was suspended.



The university’s cabinet has reportedly been meeting over the matter.



The cabinet consists of the president Dr Trevor Gardner, the vice presidents and provost.



One of the vice presidents, Dr. Beverley Cameron told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre last week that the punishment was justified and very lenient.



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