MOE monitoring students who migrated following Maria

by: Dominica Vibes News - July 9, 2018
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Chief Education Officer, Melina Fontaine

Primary school students, who migrated to continue their education in other countries following the passage of Hurricane Maria, are being monitored by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.

This was confirmed by Chief Education Officer, Melina Fontaine on Wednesday 4 July, 2018, during a press conference where the results of this year’s Grade Six National Assessment (G6NA) were released.

“Reports coming in indicate that the students who would have been in Grade 6 are also doing well in the schools in the other islands. They and their families are to be commended.”

Mrs. Fontaine reported that some of these students will be returning to Dominica to embark on their secondary education here.

The official number of students who migrated from the island as a result of Hurricane Maria’s passage has not been released by the Ministry.

However, Senior Education Officer, Robert Guiste during his presentation, mentioned that nine hundred and thirty-seven (937), comprising of four hundred and fifty-nine (459) girls and four hundred and seventy-eight (478) boys, were assessed while nine hundred and sixty-five (965) students were registered.

This decline of twenty-eight (28), he explained, was due to students not having returned to write the G6NA, although they were expected to.