NIA committed to ensuring Nevisian’s access to tertiary education
|(L-R) Manager of International Admissions, Munroe College based in New York Ms. Krystle Dookoo, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education Hon. Vance Amory, Director of Admissions at the College Mrs. Keija Nichol based at the Munro College St. Lucia Campus and Cabinet Secretary Mr. Stedmond Tross|
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MARCH 13, 20130 — Leader of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Vance Amory, said his Government was committed to ensuring that the people of the island had access to tertiary education.
Mr. Amory who is also the Minister of Education, made the comment during a courtesy call from two officials of the Munroe College on March 13, 2013 at his Bath Hotel Office. Manager of International Admissions based in New York Ms. Krystle Dokoo and Director of Admissions at the College Mrs. Keija Nichol based at the Munroe Collage St. Lucia Campus, were at the time on a visit to Nevis to engage with prospective students.
“Our position is to ensure that our people have access to tertiary education. I think it is important we do that because in this world where there are some many competitive areas, our people need to have good quality education and we are committing ourselves to supporting our students going to Munro College.
“We are looking at ensuring however, that there are priority areas which we will establish and we discussed that with Mrs. Nichols and Ms. Dookoo, so that they could have an understanding of where the Nevis Island Administration is going. We have committed ourselves to supporting the students and to supporting Munroe College but always to ensure that we get the best for our students and our country,” he said.
Mr. Amory added that at a time when the NIA was faced with scarce financial resources, it was important to know that every student the Administration supported to attend the College would be able to so until graduation.
“Financing is scarce and we want to know that every student we support that we are able to keep them at the college for the period until they have graduated and then they will make their choice of returning home to give their skills, give their education give their abilities to the people who would have invested in their future,” he said.