Close to 800 new students have been enrolled at the Dominica State College (DSC) to begin in September.
The orientation ceremony for these students took place this morning at the Goodwill Parish Hall.
President of the Dominica State College Dr. Donald Peters told incoming students that a college degree is essential to competing in the job markets in today’s world.
He said that only eight percent of the Dominican population currently holds degrees.
“Today you join millions of students all over the world. You require a college degree in order to work. The degree can be transferred anywhere in the world. It means that in order to survive you have to pay attention to what is being taught to you,” he said.
Meantime Acting Education Minister Kelver Darroux told students to take advantage of the opportunities that are being provided for them at the Dominica State College.
“There are a number of students who would have wished to be given the opportunity but they are not here this morning. It’s not their fault. It’s sometimes because of the situation that they have found themselves into, whether financially or whether they have not been raised in a home that have given them the opportunity to make the right choices,” he said.
The theme for this year’s orientation week is “Are you Prepared?”
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