Ten Laptops for Mi­coud Sec­ondary’s LRC

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Mi­coud Sec­ondary School moved another step to­wards re­plen­ish­ing its Learn­ing Re­source Cen­tre af­ter it was gut­ted by fire two years ago, de­stroy­ing all of its con­tents.

Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, In­no­va­tion, Gen­der Re­la­tions and Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Hon. Dr. Gale Rigob­ert, who is also the Par­lia­men­tary Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Mi­coud North, made a do­na­tion of ten laptops to the school, at a brief cer­e­mony re­cently.

Con­sid­ered an es­sen­tial or­gan of the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School, the Learn­ing Re­source Cen­tre pro­vided many ser­vices for print­ing, re­search, in­struc­tion and doc­u­ment bind­ing to stu­dents and teach­ers. How­ever, those ser­vices be­came non-ex­is­tent in the wake of the un­for­tu­nate fire.

“There is some more to be done and we will con­tinue to do all within our power to en­sure the LRC re­gains its vigour, its verve and be­come the heart­beat of this in­sti­tu­tion once again,” Dr. Rigob­ert in­di­cated to the gath­er­ing at the hand­ing-over cer­e­mony.

Newly ap­pointed Prin­ci­pal of the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School Flora Em­manuel-Joseph is proud of this at­tain­ment, ac­knowl­edg­ing the pos­i­tive im­pact the lap­top do­na­tion will have on the school and, more im­por­tantly, its stu­dents.

“The LRC was one of the healthy places at the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School and we need to com­mend the school for that. Very of­ten you go to schools and the LRC rooms are barely used, and it is of­ten en­cour­ag­ing to note that the school makes max­i­mum use of the LRC and pro­vides nec­es­sary sup­port that is needed for the stu­dents,” said Ms. Em­manuelJoseph.

Min­is­ter Rigob­ert thanked stu­dents and teach­ers for their pa­tience and an­nounced that the school would, in the com­ing weeks, be al­lowed to use the nearby Mi­coud ICT Ac­cess Cen­tre as an ad­di­tional class­room, to pro­vide more stu­dents with the op­por­tu­nity to pur­sue stud­ies in IT cour­ses avail­able at the in­sti­tu­tion.

Most fe­male politi­cians are re­ferred to as the Iron Lady but this po­lit­i­cal vet­eran may soon be coined as the lap­top lady!

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