Basseterre: St. Kitts, March 12, 2021: The Ministry of Education in
collaboration with the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
(RUSVM), on Friday 12 March, handed over five fully functional computer labs
across five Primary Schools in St. Kitts. The schools that benefited from the
partnership are, Edgar T. Morris, Eastridge, Violet Petty, and the Sandy Point
and Newton Ground Primary Schools. The unveiling ceremony took place on
the respective school grounds.
The new computer labs enable the Ministry of Education to fulfil Strategy 5.2
of the 2017-2021 Education Sector plan as well as to transform the teaching-
Minister of Education, the Honourable Jonel Powel stated that education is
dynamic and ever-changing.
“The landscape of education is changing. The computer lab will be an integral
part of learning, it will allow students to achieve whatever their dreams are”,
Dr Sean Callanan, Dean of RUSVM expressed, that the partnership towards
this endeavour started in 2016 to empower the people with education. He
said, “access to education helps you to succeed. Access to education is very
much dependent on government, very much on what they can put in place.”
He noted how delighted it was for RUSVM to contribute to the development of
education within St. Kitts and Nevis.
“We were delighted in 2016 when we did get the opportunity to partner, to
help empower the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to a better education. It’s a
great feeling for us to be here, it’s a great feeling for us to be partnering with
the Ministry of Education and with the government on this initiative.”
Dr Callanan noted that computers are valuable and applauded the
government, Ministry of Education and the teachers for seeing the value in
Expressing gratitude for the donation, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris,
Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, noted, “that empowering students is
imperative as its only by empowering our students would they be able to
contribute to the development of our
nation. Today’s contribution and donation of computer labs, will ensure that
we empower our students to be able to contribute and to become
beneficiaries of a stronger and safer future”.