Largest Freshmen Class of the DSC
The Dominica State College hosted an orientation with the largest freshmen class in the history of the Dominica State College, on Monday September 16th.
At the opening ceremony, held at the Arawak House of Culture, President of the Dominica State College, Dr. Donald Peters, said this recognition is not only good for the college, but for the country.
Dr. Peters said this means more people within the country are being educated.
“The college can transfer students anywhere across the world.”
“There is no university in the world that has rejected our credits,” he said.
Dr. Peters said, the curriculum is developed across national boundaries; therefore, individuals need to be assured that when they enter the Dominica State College, they are placed properly.
Being late for college classes, is not okay, he stressed, reminding the participants that they are no longer in secondary school.
“Only 8 percent of our society in Dominica obtains higher education,” he said, however, hopes that by 2014, this will increase to 11 percent.
He assured the newcomers, that college is not a frightening place; it is an institute where one learns to be tolerant and civil to their professors and other staff.
The president reiterated that the college is a place of learning; therefore, it is significant that the freshmen understand the rules of the college.
Mr. Peters touched on several other pointers that the freshmen should be aware of including deadlines.
Education Minister, Honourable Peter St. Jean, said the foundation of any civilization, is based on a solid education.
He told the students, that it is important to note, that they are entering the college at a time when the Government is currently placing a premium under the delivery of quality education in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The Minister noted, that if we do not take the issue of quality education seriously, we may be pushed out of the most prestigious jobs here in Dominica.
This year, the Dominica State College is experiencing a tremendous change. Roughly, 740 students have signed up for entry.
According to the Minister, the DSC has become the most important institution in the Commonwealth of Dominica.