Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC students encouraged to embrace learning and to take advantage of opportunities. by: – August 30, 2011 Tweet Hon. Minister Mr. Kelver DArrouxHonourable Kelver Darroux explained to the new students that the opportunity to attend a tertiary institution should be embraced as there are many other students who cannot attend college due to unfortunate circumstances.“You should take advantage of the opportunity that the Dominica State College is making towards your advancement. I tell you because there are a number of students like yourself, who would have wished to have been given the opportunity, but unfortunately they are not here this morning. It’s not because it’s their fault but some simply because of the circumstances they have come a crossed today, whether financially or whether they have not been raised in a home that has given them the foundation to make the right choices in life.”Mr Darroux also explained that he wants to challenge our young people, “in today’s time you should not settle for the average. We do not explore our full potential and the capacity that our brain is able to work and generate we do not make ample use of it. So we have to challenge ourselves more as young people, we have to go out and do research, find out things for ourselves and empower and educate ourselves.Former students of the Dominica State College who volunteered to assist with the orientation programme reminded the students of the need for great organization and preparation and to avoid procrastinating as this can create major set backs.The volunteers further advised the students to seek help, you are new and not everything may come right away with the transition of high school to college. Your education is your responsibility and you have to set your goals to what you want to do and you need to be your own person, if you fail to plan you plan to fail.As part of the orientation, the Heads of Faculty Departments were also introduced to the students and they are as follows;Mr. Rawl Leslie, Dean Faculty of Applied Arts & TechnologyMs. Josephine Lewis, Dean Faculty of Arts and ScienceMrs. Mary Vidal, Dean Faculty of EducationMrs. Denise Edwards, Dean Faculty of Health ServicesMrs. Jacqueline Royer, Director of Learning ResourcesMr. Edgar Hunter, Director of Student Support ServicesMr. Henry Volney, Director of Admissions & Financial AidMrs. Catherine Abraham, BursarMr. Ashley Massicotte, RegistrarDr. Helen Francis-Steadman PhD, Vice PresidentDr. Donald Peters, PresidentDominica Vibes News 69 Views one comment President of The Dominica State College – Dr. Donald Peters PhDPresident of the DSC Dr. Peters in addressing the opening ceremony encouraged the students to embrace learning.“Today you join millions of students all over the world, and today the world is smaller. You will require a college degree in order to work. Our education is one that runs smoother and the degree credits can be transferred to anywhere in the world, similarly students in other countries may also work in Dominica. In order to survive you have to pay attention to what is in front of you, and you must embrace learning.”Dr Peters also advised the students to organize their time and work as organization is the key and the responsibility for their success lies in their hands. Share Share Sharing is caring!