GED prog. at USM off to positive start

The evening classes of GED students amongst their instructors Nina Diaz, Eleonore Ferrol and GED Coordinator Micaela Hart.

POND ISLAND–General Education Diploma (GED) students resumed their classes at University of St. Martin (USM) when the institution reopened on Monday, January 15, after a brief closure.

  USM said in a press release on Monday that the first week of classes ended on a positive note.

  The spring semester at USM began with 68 students “happy and eager to start,” as well as for some who continued their GED classes from where they left off before Irma hit the island.

  “It is a great feeling seeing so many persons excited and ready to get their GED. Even though there were a few hiccups after Hurricane Irma, we were able to pull through and start the GED programme for the New Year. I wish all our students the best on their journey to higher education and also thank all the instructors, who really make it possible,” GED programme Coordinator Micaela Hart said.

  USM, currently the only GED official testing centre on the island, said it promises to continue catering to students, who are paving their paths to a bright future ahead. “USM does not only offer classes to the students, but also stands as a testing centre whereby persons who are prepared to take the exam (without classes) can register to do so.”

  The GED team has been welcoming new applications and registrations for the next semester which will start in the summer and fall semesters of this year. Registration is open for all programmes at the USM. Persons interested in the summer semester for degree programmes can apply now online or visit the campus at the Soualiga Boulevard to collect, pay and submit their information.

  Persons who are interested in joining a programme for the summer semester (which begins on May 7) would need to apply and submit their documents before Friday, April 6. GED applications for the fall semester are accepted until Friday, July 22.

Source: The Daily Herald