Two committees have been set up to work with the small percentage of students of the Dominica State College (DSC) who were unable to make it to classes for the first day of the new semester on Monday.
The DSC was expected to open last Tuesday after the summer break but it was postponed after Tropical Storm Erika lashed the island causing widespread devastation.
On Monday President of the Dominica State College (DSC) Dr. Donald Peters, told DNO that everything is fine at the college.
“DSC is open today for classes for the fall semester. We were supposed to have opened last Tuesday but we had to defer that because of the effects of the storm Erika and now is the time to open the school,” he said. “Ninety two per cent of our students were available to come to school so we decided to postpone the opening of school to today … so school has reopened today and everything is fine.”
He said the two committees were set up to work with students who could not make it for the opening of the new semester, however all students are expected to be at school on Friday.
“Students who need notes, we can get the notes to them, but we are talking about a very small percentage,” Peters said.
He noted that the DSC suffered no damage during the storm, utilities are intact and all faculty members were present on Monday.
“We are fortunate and therefore there is no need to keep students at home,” he said. “We are a well-organized institution and we ensure that students, which are our primary purpose, are taken care of.”
In addition, he said, telecommunications company LIME, provided the institution with free services to contact students who were unable to make it for the first day of the semester.