Dominica State College hosts its 17th Commencement Ceremony

Graduate at a previous DSC Commencement Ceremony

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, the Dominica State College (DSC) will host its 17th annual commencement ceremony at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) from 3.00pm. At this ceremony the Board of Governors, President, management and staff of DSC will celebrate the accomplishments of well over 300 students.

As is customary, the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dr. Ian Lambert, will convey the welcome address. President of the Dominica State College, Dr. Donald C. Peters will give the charge to the graduands. The Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Honourable Petter St. Jean, is expected to deliver the feature address. Ms. Frederica James, one of our DSC lecturers will preside over the ceremony. DSC is proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Father Herman Sharplis, a true son of the soil, well known for his community activism and charismatic preaching. Father Sharplis has just completed his Masters in Canon Law at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada.

At the commencement ceremony, fifty-six (56) students will graduate with honors having obtained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above. Notably, two students will graduate with bachelor’s degrees. Outstanding graduates across all programs will receive special awards, the major highlight of which is the Valedictorian award chosen on the basis of outstanding academic performance and significant contribution to collegiate life and community outreach.

The Dominica State College is proud to present this year’s graduating class to the Dominican public and commends them for their commitment to success despite significant challenges posed to them in the post-hurricane era.

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8 Comments

  1. DAPossieMassie
    July 9, 2019

    Congratulations to the students, educators, and the parents for making this possible.

    Thanks to the Government for providing the capacity for something like this to happen in Dominica.

    re: Best Wishes: Yup, they should register and vote.

    To the students, vote to help create the future you want, and not allow someone living in the diaspora to make that decision for you, and then they leave you to continue to reside within the domain they created.

    But the question is how many of them will remain in Dominica long enough to vote? If these students cannot employ the skills they developed in the college, then you know they will leave, and who can blame them. So there you go again, spending resources, just so the outcome will migrate to another country for the enjoyment of the resources spent by Dominica’s Government.

    SMH.

  2. Hurting for Dominica
    July 9, 2019

    When Skerrit and Vince decided not to sign over to CAPE because they wanted their friend Donald Peters to monetize the college for whosoever gain , Vince went on radio and said that the only CAPE he knows is superman cape. Well my friends the time is coming for all you to pay because all you will never get away with this. Now when students leave high school at 16 years old parents have no idea what to do with them. Some send them off to boarding schools with bleeding heavy hearts and others to Sir Arthur Lewis in St Lucia and other islands where CAPE A’levels are taught. Tanto tanto…..

  3. So sad and disappointed!
    July 9, 2019

    17th Commencement? you all treating the college like an American University? Until recently, having students pay for tuition and disregarding our treaty obligations to Caricom. All other countries in Caricom do CAPE examinations. After high school students go to college or 6th Form to take the CAPE Advance level examinations that prepare them for entry into ANY university in the entire world, with no exceptions. CAPE is simply the replacement of the CAMBRIDGE A level exams that all islands took. Once CXC was ready to administer CAPE all islands except Dominica, just moved over to CAPE which is on the same level as the CAMBRIDGE Exams. In all islands students continue their studies at CAPE free of charge. They only had to pay for their exams but Dominica has to be different. What exams are they taking up at that college? Why is Dominica the ONLY country for 18 years that is not doing CAPE as the principal examinations at the College?

  4. John Jay
    July 9, 2019

    When this students graduate what’s there for them in Dominica. Nothing where if the government had dont well in their years in office life would be a dream. But am asking the students to listen well and don’t get fooled by what this ministers saying and some government officials. They are tied and they should go.
    Once again congrats.

    • The Informant
      July 10, 2019

      It is sad that we see negative before looking for the positive. In almost every business place, school and other entities around the island, there are graduates from the Dominica State College. Many of these students are capable of standing next to persons trained overseas. While some go off to further their studies, those who remain and work have done well for themselves, with so many of them even starting their own businesses, especially those from the technical programs. We must learn to appreciate our own. When there is criticism, let us criticize with a goal to improve what we have instead of only finding ways to cut down.

  5. Zammm
    July 9, 2019

    Congrats to you allll but where do you guys go from here. You guys must vote out Skerritt so that youth can run things in Dominica. Skerritt does not care for youths, he just use them for votes n political mileage. You guys have a chance to vote uwp or if not continue to suck salt… Skerritt family, children, cousin n gen vielle case getting alll the goood chances whereas you guys getting the scraps. Wise up n vote him out….. Vote out the useless n toothless labour party

    • The Informant
      July 10, 2019

      Can we celebrate these young people’s achievements and not make it about Skerrit for once? Congrats to them, and we wish them well!

  6. Best wishes
    July 8, 2019

    Congratulations 🎊 and best wishes.
    Tomorrow morning, go down to the electoral office next to the State House and register to vote. You need to vote this government out of office. DLP’s only plan is for you guys to be maids and house boys in his hotels. They will not support your dream. You deserve better than that. Vote UWP for a bright future. The choice is yours.

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