Louis Mussington (Robert Luckock photo)
MARIGOT–Movement for Justice and Prosperity (MJP) has congratulated all successful Baccalaureate students who passed their exams.
MJP president Louis Mussington said, in a press release, “Allow me at this time to express on behalf of our MJP movement my sincere congratulations to all the graduates of the island. It’s with a lot of satisfaction that we welcome these results. Even with the passage of the devastating hurricane that traumatized the entire educational community the results are encouraging.
“It is appropriate also to salute the commitment of the educational teams of the various establishments who mobilized the energy to motivate and encourage our students to obtain their diplomas. Of course, we must mention the parents who have made the sacrifices necessary and have provided moral support. They are to be congratulated for their dedication and involvement.
“We also remember that there are a number of students at university in different cities in France or the French Antilles who have obtained a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. We would like to congratulate them and encourage then to continue their studies to doctorate. For those who are ending their studies we wish them success in their professional life.
“It’s important to note that the aftermath of the hurricanes revealed a shortage of St. Martin youth, potential managers of our territory. During this reconstruction period we take this opportunity to invite our young graduates to return to the country and get involved in a firm and determined manner in the effort to revitalize the island. We need their input.
“In conclusion, we express our regret over the lack of political will to create a university structure to encourage the development of tertiary education. Need we give a reminder that the decision makers at the University of the Antilles are in favour of the creation of a university in St. Martin.
“This approach is necessary from two points of view: 1. It will better prepare our young Baccalaureate holders to face the academic world in terms of discipline and working methods for higher education, and 2: it will help parents who cannot always afford the cost of travel and other budgetary constraints.”