Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean says the All Saints University School of Medicine has created a positive impact on Dominica’s economy. He made that remark during an address at the university’s White Coat Ceremony last weekend, where he represented Acting Prime Minister Dr Colin McIntyre.
He stated, “I believe the value added to the local economy is note-worthy. I speak of employment generation and the provision of foreign direct investment and other foreign exchange inputs.” He added that the economic spillover of the school’s presence in Dominica is evident.
Saint Jean said Government values this kind of partnership that allows for growth. He noted that the All Saint’s University School of Medicine is said to be actively engaged in discussions with the Caribbean Accreditation Authority, for formal accreditation in medicine and other health professions. St Jean said, “I have been reliably informed that the school has submitted a formal request for accreditation of its programmes”.
St Jean commended the school on this initiative, adding, “because this along with the recent site clearing and preparation for the construction of your new facilities at Warner, is an indication of the seriousness that All Saints attaches to the investments that it has here in Dominica.”
He said Government encourages the school’s administrators to continue efforts to grow the institution into a world-class study facility, that provides students with cutting-edge skills and knowledge, to be at the top of their field.
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