Castries, Saint Lucia: Seven students, formerly from the Vieux Fort Comprehensive and Choiseul Secondary Schools, are now recipients of new laptops provided by the Ministry of Education to assist in the pursuit of their studies in Jamaica.
The seven student-recipients have attained athletics scholarships to study in Jamaica and are being rewarded for their fine achievements with the presentation of a laptop each, an item that remains essential for studies in this modern era and in this present covid-19 environment.
This week the Department of Education, Innovation and Vocational Training held a small ceremony to present the students with electronic devices, ticking off the item from their to-buy list to pursue their studies.
Newly appointed UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Area representative Pieter Bult paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Education as part of his introductory visit to Saint Lucia and the Eastern Caribbean.
Bult met with Permanent Secretary Michelle Charles and other technocrats of the Ministry, highlighting the need for further cooperation through school-based and other projects that positively impact children.
Bult who presented his credentials to the Ministry of External Affairs this week also met with Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre pledging to continue the good work of UNICEF in influencing the lives of young ones in Saint Lucia and the rest of the Eastern Caribbean.
A pledge made last Academic year will be kept for the 2022/2023 academic year, as Government remains true to its word in paying FACILITIES FEES for primary and secondary public school students, as well CXC CSEC Mathematics and English for ALL public secondary school students.
Word of this comes as the Saint Lucia Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, and Innovation distributed $500 cheques to incoming secondary school students who wrote the CPEA Exams under the Education Access Fund.