Two students entering secondary school in the 2018/2019 academic year were awarded scholarships, from the Dominica Electricity Services Company Limited (DOMLEC).
The scholarship were awarded at a small ceremony held at the DOMLEC’s Roseau office on Tuesday.
Human Resources and Administration Manager at Dominica Electrical Services Limited (DOMLEC) Ronald Isidore noted these scholarships are valuable as they will provide support to those who receive it.
He stated that these scholarships are DOMLEC’s way of supporting and encouraging education in the country.
“Annually we give scholarships to those who have performed well at the national assessment exams and this year we have decided to give two scholarships,” Isidore stated.
Asafa Powell, who will be attending the St. Mary’s Academy, was awarded based on academic performance, and was the pick from the public applicants.
The other scholarship was awarded to Gabriela Magloire, who was the pick of the DOMLEC employee applicants. She is set to attend the St. Arthur Waldron Seven Day Adventist Academy in Portsmouth.
“The students, at the end of every term, must present the term reports to the Human Resources and Administration Department and based on the performance the child receives counselling where necessary,” Isidore stated.
“If it is noticed that a student is having difficulty in a particular subject area,” he said, “we facilitate that extra help for the child”.
Mr. Isidore encouraged the recipients of the scholarship to continue to excel in their academics noting they should “continue to honor, respect and obey their parents and their school officials.”
“You are now a part of the DOMLEC family,” Isidore noted, “so the expectation is that great things will happen based on the partnership that we have with the parents and the students during the academic year.”
Currently there are nineteen students, including the two new students enrolled in the DOMLEC scholarship program, in seven secondary schools across the island.
The scholarship program began in 1986, it provides students with all text books, an annual stationary allowance, a monthly transportation allowance and fees for their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination.