November 16, 2012

SVG Community College receives microscopes

Students who are pursuing studies in Sciences at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies will be better able to carry out their studies in this area.{{more}}

Two microscopes were handed over to the Division on Monday. Minister with Responsibility for Youth Frederick Stephenson handed over the two microscopes to Jo-ann Marshall, biology lecturer at the Division.

On hand to witness the presentation were first year biology students at the Division, Science Lab Assistant Lonique Wallace and Deputy Director of the SVGCC Nigel Scott.

On handing over the equipment, Stephenson noted that they were gifts from SVG’s High Commissioner to London Cenio Lewis. He noted that from time to time the Embassy in England assists this country with equipment that is aimed at enhancing the delivery of teaching and education here.

Stephenson said he was delighted to present the microscopes to the students. He urged the students to use the microscopes wisely and to also take good care of them. He added that when friends overseas assist, they want to know that SVG is receptive of the gifts and also that the gifts are being taken care of.

Stephenson also used the forum to express sympathy to the students of the Division who were involved in last Friday’s vehicular accident. He said he is praying that God will restore them to the best of health in the shortest possible time. Stephenson also extended congratulations to three past students of SVG Community College who recently graduated as valedictorians at the three campuses of the University of the West Indies. He told the students that these are persons they can emulate and he wished them a successful academic year.

On receiving the microscopes, biology lecturer Jo-ann Marshall expressed thanks on behalf of her students to Stephenson and the High Commissioner in England. She noted that the investment is a significant one as advanced biology involves a lot of work with microscopes. She said the microscopes received are more advanced than those the college previously had. Marshall noted that the features of these new microscopes will make studies a lot easier for the students.

The first year biology students expressed their appreciation for the new microscopes. Those who took a look through the microscope noted that the images are much clearer than the images of the previous microscopes. The students noted that most of the microscope work they do involves drawing and having a clear image puts them in an advantageous position.