Twelve join Arrindell at Monroe for a week

POSTED: 10/2/11 11:38 PM

St. Maarten – Twelve students from various high schools on the island will accompany Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, on her visit toMonroeCollegenext week. The minister threw open the opportunity for the students to get a taste of college life during their mid-term break recently, in order to help them decide if they would want to further their studies at Monroe College, which is organizing the “College for a Week” event.

      The twelve students and their parents attended a briefing at theGovernmentAdministrationBuildingThursday afternoon. Staffers in the minister’s cabinet went over the travel arrangements with them, and offered them other pertinent information before taking their questions. The students are all excited and looking forward to the trip during which they will attended classes and participate in sporting events.

The “College for a week” concept is nothing new to the government of St. Martin, considering that government had in the past signed agreements and MOU’s with educational institutions such as PACE, New England Tech, DEAN TECH, IFAC and others, which allowed high school students the opportunity to get a taste of college life before making their decision.

“We will meet with the first group of St. Martin students who recently travelled to the New Rochelle campus of Monroe College to further their education, evaluate and iron out any unforeseen challenges which they may have encountered and also seize this opportunity to finalize the details of the two full scholarships offered by this institution, which we have not yet made use of,” Arrindell, who recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Monroe College, said.

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