Saint Jean congratulates Dominican students at Midwestern State University

Campus of Midwestern State University
Campus of Midwestern State University

Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Petter Saint Jean, is complimenting the achievements of Dominican students who have done well while at universities overseas.

Four students, who studied at Midwestern State University, were recently recognized for their outstanding scholarly achievements and received induction into the Alpla Chi, Midwestern’s honour society for underclassmen.

The four students are Kimara Joseph; Denise Laurent; Samyah Marcelin; and Kerris Shillingford.

The minister reaffirmed government’s mission to have one university graduate in every household.

He has further encouraged young Dominicans to take advantage of the opportunities available to them in education.

Saint Jean said the Dominica Labour Party Government has given the assurance that opportunities for further education are being made widely available.

Midwestern State University has reserved four places for Dominican students in January 2014 and ten in August 2014.

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37 Comments

  1. Cleanbowled
    November 20, 2013

    Congratulations to these outstanding students for seizing the opportunity granted and realizing their educational goals. Let us wish them God’s continued favor and great success in their personal and professional endeavors. Please, let us curb our selfish desires and strong urges to engage in politricks as usual and see this wonderful moment for what is, which is a chance to celebrate a group of accomplished young men and women who are shining stars in our Dominican family.

  2. ...........
    November 19, 2013

    Mr.St Jean, My daughter will be the only one graduating from the Mid Western University,on the 13th of Dec, I say Congratulations to her.

  3. Great
    November 19, 2013

    congrats to Denise, well done babe, I know you went over there to do your mom and dad proud

  4. Anonymous
    November 19, 2013

    In 2013 we still crying about school fees? Parents still sending children to school without backup? Lazy

  5. Ashley
    November 19, 2013

    My niece is still waiting on the school fees at UWI Barbados. What a shame. For this cause she will rise but you will stay down Petter.

  6. Grand Bay Girl
    November 18, 2013

    Here is the situation!. The Minister of Education congratulates some students who graduated from
    a college. Wondering why he was attacked personally because he congratulated the students
    How did the Prime Minister and Mr Linton be part of the conversation also the story of unpaid students fees become part of the conversation .The . So should we stop educating our children because it is difficult for them to get a job. Should they close the colleges and schools in USA cuz they too have difficulty finding jobs. Congratulations is in Order for the new graduates and their families.I wish them well
    in the future. It may not an easy road fining a joy but I commend u for your accomplishment

  7. Anonymous
    November 18, 2013

    Congratulations to all!! It’s not only the students of UWI who are awaiting their tuition payments. I am still waiting for my own. Please stop making new promises and fulfill your current obligations. Thank you.

    • December 25, 2013

      why don’t you help your self.you are given the fishing rod,go catch your fish or at least heip your self,get a part time job.

  8. Curious
    November 18, 2013

    congrats to the students… however the labour party needs to step up.. students beg too much.. please government give what you can afford… i am one of those affected by non payment of tuition fees

  9. Jay
    November 18, 2013

    At the Labour Party Delegates Conference in Grand Fond on 13 Feb., 2011 (reported by DNO on 15/02/11) Roosevelt Skerrit pledged himself to; ” the existence of at least one university graduate in every household”.
    How is this attainable if the Govt. he leads does not pay in a timely fashion the fees for students at the U.W.I, also pledged by the same Govt.?

  10. Penville resident
    November 18, 2013

    congrats Samyah.. what a combination brains and natural beauty wow.

    Penville again

  11. papa met!
    November 18, 2013

    can Dominicans leave politics out of every Da&Nn article? are you kidding me now? grow up man people.

  12. Enquirer
    November 18, 2013

    Mr. St Jean, take credit for those whom your government assisted and that’s ok but do not take credit for those whom you did not. Congratulations to all the students; I’m very proud of you.

  13. Tee
    November 18, 2013

    Congratulations to all! Well done! Keep Dominica’s flag flying high at Midwestern State: top quality and very affordable education.

  14. Malgraysa
    November 18, 2013

    That is very nice and congratulations are in order but that is easy, that costs nothing. Please, Hon. St. Jean pay the overdue fees for our U.W.I students so they can continue to follow their lectures and sit their exams. Promises are cheap but amount to nothing if you don’t honour them. People trust your word, the Govt’s. commitment and are let down. That can not be congratulated Hon. . St. Jean.

  15. boni
    November 18, 2013

    Even tho her name isn’t posted. Congrats Sik Sik!! LA Massive

  16. Fact
    November 18, 2013

    Jobs!jobs!jobs!jobs! that’s what we need not congratulatory messages. Every year this Gov’t is promising jobs, but not one single college graduate is hired. Stop making false promises.

    • Jen
      November 18, 2013

      If you are looking and can’t find something create a job. We tend to lack confidence in ourselves, the potential is all there. For example; do we have a juice producing factory on the island, there are many things we can do to create our own job. It is sad how we all depend on the government for everything. It’s time we work together to create a better tomorrow. Wake up!

    • looking on
      November 18, 2013

      Oh shot the hell up, these kids are getting top rate education, that they would not have the opportunity to get so what are you taking about nothing is enough for you guys. Thanks PM we want a college grad in every home thank you great work.

  17. yout man
    November 18, 2013

    ya i join hands wit u in comendin dem students…plz stop embarassin d students in babadoes AN PAY D SCHOOL FEES 4 dem
    :twisted: :twisted:

    • Onlooker
      November 18, 2013

      Barbados cant even pay their own students school fees again far less for Dominica

  18. November 18, 2013

    Congratulations to all of you. Now go and put what you worked hard for to good use.

  19. Doc. Love
    November 18, 2013

    Petter, you too, should take the opportunity available and educate yourself. It is a disgrace for you to be Minister of Education and does not even possess a G.C. E Certificate in Education. Do like Mr. Claudius Sanford or Mr. Spraggs John of the UWP, leave politics alone and go get yourself a University Degree in Education. Don’t you feel embarrassed when you are giving instructions to Dr. Donald Peters.

    • simple
      November 18, 2013

      damn rude.

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2013

      Join UWP where the leader did not even finish High School? How will he feel as the Pm (BIg Joke) without a HSE? You see how all you does start first then all you saying is lie? :mrgreen:

      • Doc. Love
        November 18, 2013

        Mr. Linton has admitted he did not finished High School. Skeritt was also a drop out at University. A radio personality has offered lots of money for someone like Aaron who claims Skeritt has two University Degrees to come forwards and present proof of the Degrees, neither Skeritt, Anonymous or all the Labor Supporters have been able to come forward and collect the money.

      • The truth
        November 19, 2013

        @anonymous and @doc.love Mr Linton did complete high school. @doc.love, I think you meant to write university degree. Do your cross check.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      November 18, 2013

      Can’t we just say congratulations without making
      personal and Politics.?

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2013

      So when did Linton admit he did not finish HS? And while he admitting all you saying is lie? Lol we do not need to bring skerrit certificate because the evidence in online, check the school website, unless the school lying?

  20. November 18, 2013

    Mr.Saint Jean speaks without thinking frist yes I congratulate the students but what does have in place for them to come back too look they need jobs, now look what is happening to those D’ican students in Barbados and Trinindad their school fees are not paid and because of that they are held back so Mr.Saint Jean clean up your act before you make statements.We need our students to be respected by the Minister and his Govt.

    • Onlooker
      November 18, 2013

      So children’s education not their parents responsiblity too. There are banks if the Govt cant pay the fees get a loan to help them continue.

      • Yes or No
        November 19, 2013

        Will you sign the loan for them.

  21. One Love
    November 18, 2013

    Do the students at UWI matter? – please send them the money to continue their studies

  22. bluered
    November 18, 2013

    Help the uwi students to do well. Pay the fees.

    • November 18, 2013

      Mr. StJean do not Forget the UWI students, we are on the same educational path as those you praise at Midwestern. Give us the opportunity to continue by paying the fees.

    • Cabane
      November 18, 2013

      Would you jump on a plane and go overseas to shop with a maxed credit card and empty bank account? You would really want those new clothes but maybe you should wait a lil longer, save up some more then go and shop next year?

  23. papa met!
    November 18, 2013

    congrats samyah and kimara

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