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The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College is starting the Fall semester on a high note, with the recording of an increase in student enrollment and the official commencement of its digital features.
The college announced on August 15 that some 200 new students registered for this Fall semester, which is a significant increase since Hurricane Irma in 2017.
This is welcomed and happy news for the college, which saw a big decline in numbers as a result of the destruction caused by the 2017 hurricanes.
The reduction was especially obvious at the college's graduation ceremonies. The class of 2019 comprised of only 97 students, which was a small increase from the 93 students who graduated from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in 2018, and is a far departure from the 190 that made up the pre hurricane class of 2017.
The increase in the student population is only one aspect of the great start of the semester. The other is the commencement of digital services.
It was announced that students are now being required to participate in training in the use of Cengage, which is a platform that facilitates digital learning. This training is taking place at both the Paraquita Bay campus and the Virgin Gorda centre, and will be held at 30 min intervals.