Education Minister Leads Delegation to St. Maarten to Promote Dominica State College
In a pursuit to actively enroll regional and international students, into the Dominica State College (DSC), Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Honourable Petter St. Jean, lead a four member delegation to St. Maarten on Monday, October 14.
This was organised to promote the DSC as a premier institution for higher education.
The four member delegation included Minister St. Jean; Brian Meade, Chairman of the DSC Board of Governors; Dr. Donald Peters, President of the DSC; and Daryl Titre, Press Attaché in the Office of the Prime Minister.
They were received by Honourable Van Hugh Cornelius de Weever, Minister for Public Health, Social Development and Labour as well as a team from St. Maarten’s Ministry of Education.
Minister St. Jean emphasized the advantages of students from St. Maarten attending the Dominica State College, while highlighting the DSC’s ability to provide competitive higher level education, particularly in areas that would suit St. Maarten’s labour market including tourism, healthcare and education.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peters gave a detailed power-point presentation, which focused on the faculties and programmes, offered by the DSC and highlighted graduates of the DSC, who were now studying at universities in the United States and Europe.
He explained that the credits obtained by these students had significantly reduced the cost and length of studies at university.
By the end of the meeting, the St. Maarten education officials expressed optimism and great interest, citing the DSC as a viable and financially beneficial option for higher education for St. Maarten students.