Minister for Education, Petter Saint Jean, has called on government-assisted college students to pay more attention to their studies.
This, as the ministry of education has increased the required GPA from 2.5 to 2.7 for those receiving assistance.
“There is an absolute need for students to recognise that in order for the state to finance their studies at the college, the issue of performance comes into play,” Saint Jean told GIS.
Over the years, the Government of Dominica has been assisting students of the Dominica State College in the payment of their tuition fees since it is recognized that many families are faced with challenging financial situations.
The education minister said the program will continue but students must meet the minimum 2.75 GPA.
“It is important to note that we expect our students to excel and as a result the assistance will be continued,” Saint Jean said.
In the 2012-2013 academic year government spent $159,110 in assisting students to attend the Dominica State College.