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Dominica Bureau of Standard’s School Drive

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The Dominica Bureau of Standards (the Bureau) as part of its
sensitization programme conducted a series of public awareness
sessions amongst secondary and tertiary schools around the
island. This programme commenced on April 26 th , 2021 and
ended on May 18 th , 2021.

The primary focus of the programme was the provision of
information on the importance and use of standards, labelling
requirements, laboratory testing, volume and measurement
(metrology), quality assurance and certification. Information was
also presented on the functions of the various units of the Bureau
and their day-to-day activities by representatives of these units.
The information was relevant to students interested in areas such
as manufacturing, entrepreneurship, agriculture and other
sciences. The sessions were interactive and allowed the students
to ask questions and participate in the discussions.

The schools visited were:
1. Wesley High School
2. Convent High School
3. Saint Mary’s Academy
4. Portsmouth Secondary School
5. St. John’s Academy
6. Community High School
7. Castle Bruce Secondary School
8. St. Martin Secondary School
9. North East Comprehensive School
10. Isaiah Thomas Secondary School
11. Dominica State College

Feedback received from the schools indicated that the information
disseminated during the sessions were timely and very useful for
students and teachers alike. The programme was deemed a
success.

Base on the information disseminated, the Bureau intends to host
a competition amongst the schools.

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