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Students to pay minimal fees at Dominica State College

Students attending the Dominica State College Minister will pay only minimal fees to acquire an education at the tertiary institution.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Monday announced that effective May 13, 2019 outstanding tuition at the state college would be wiped out.

And now Education Minister Petter Saint Jean is providing further clarification on the fee structure.

“Students will now pay only the fees for their identification cards and insurance. All other fees have been waived.

“The new policy applies to all nationals and to CARICOM nationals resident in Dominica,” Saint Jean said.

He said students will also be asked to engage in volunteerism.

“We will also move quickly to structure the community service programme to assist students to develop social and networking skills and to contribute positively to their communities,” he said.

He reiterated Government’s commitment to providing access to education for all citizens.

“As Dominica positions itself to become the first climate resilient nation in the world, we will need citizens who are educated, skilled and equipped to take on the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

“The Government of Dominica remains committed to preparing our young people to lead successful lives as global citizens,” Saint Jean concluded.

 

 

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