The Government of Dominica is on track to achieving it’s goal of having one university graduate per household.
Minister for Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence, Honourable Octavia Alfred describes the people of Dominica as the most precious asset in the aim of building a ‘Dynamic Dominica’ hence the need to create opportunities for each Dominican to fulfil their true potentials.
“This Government has invested more than $38,710,158.65 in enabling 2,786 individuals to obtain tertiary education ranging from Associate Degree to PHD level. Students are pursuing studies in varying fields in science, medicine, technology, business, education, agriculture and the arts. In this regard I wish to thank the Dominica State College, the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Cave Hill and Mona Campus, Monroe College, Midwestern State University and Grambling State University among the many other universities and colleges including those in Canada, America, China, Europe, Morocco, Cuba and all around the world,” the Education Minister stated.
Minister Alfred expresses her sincerest gratitude to the various countries, institutions and organizations for generating the much needed prospects for Dominica.
Meantime, the Dominica State College will partner with the Chinese Government to establish the first Confucius classroom in Dominica. This also aims in the development and modernization of tertiary level education.
“Dominicans will learn the Chinese language, culture, martial arts, and cooking. Technical and vocational education and training, which involves training that provides knowledge and skills for employment, is steadily gaining popularity at the global debates and Government priorities for education and development agendas. Dominica state college was one of the six institutions in the Caribbean selected to participate in the Canada funded ‘Skills to Access the Green Economy Program’ in which women and youth at risk will be trained in the acquisition of technical and building skills,” the Education Minister added.
The Government of Dominica continues to provide support and facilitate the education of thousands of young Dominicans in the aim of evolving the education system.