DLP Government says success of the newly opened Centre of Excellence in IT, does not lie in its’s hands
PM Roosevelt Skerrit has made it clear that the success of the Centre of Excellence in Information Technology does not lie in the government’s hands. Skerrit says neither does it lie in hands of officials from India who were on island to facilitate the start of the centre.
The Centre of Excellence in Information Technology which is located at the Dominica State College, was officially opened Friday. The facility is equipped with hardware, software and other equipment to enable the delivery of technical training in information technology.
In 2011 the government of the Dominica signed an MOU with the government of the Republic of India, for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology in Dominica. Mr Skerrit says his government, as well as the Indian government, will continue to play their part, but it is now left to the DSC and the parents and students, to ensure the success of the centre.
Meantime, Information Technology Minister Kelver Darroux says ICT can create an enabling environment to enhance every sector of the country’s economy.
High Commissioner of India to Dominica based in Trinidad & Tobago HE Goray Shanka Gupta says Information Technology has transformed the entire world.
And President of the DSC Dr Donald Peters says ICT and the internet can greatly impact the country’s sustainable development.
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