The main road outside of Salisbury remained blocked throughout the morning into the afternoon

The main road outside of Salisbury remained blocked throughout the morning into the afternoon

Students of the Dominica State College (DSC) were unable to proceed with their exams today due to a major protest action staged in Salisbury earlier today.

Residents of the Salisbury community blocked the E.O Leblanc Highway, causing a pile up of traffic and a disadvantage to students travelling from that area to Roseau.

The residents say the government has neglected the area and the roads, especially farm access roads, are in a deplorable condition.

“Students taking exams today were unable to get to their exams, so in order not to disadvantage students who were caught up in this irresponsible protest, the college decided to postpone exams for the day,” President of the DSC, Donald Peters told Dominica News Online (DNO) during an interview Monday.

Dr. Peters continued, “Over a thousand students who spent weeks studying for their exams were denied the opportunity to take those exams.”

He described the situation as “sad and unfortunate” in Dominica and according to him, “I do share the frustration of the students who were victims of this situation.”

Dr. Peters said that some students have other exams tomorrow so as part of the solution, “we will offer all today’s exam on Saturday or add an additional, extra day to the exam schedule.”