President Leonel Fernandez, First Lady Margarita Cedeno and Foreign Relations Minsiter Carlos Morales Troncoso were in northern Haiti for yesterday’s inauguration of the northern campus of the Haiti State University (UEH), donated by the Dominican government.
The Inauguration of Henry Christophe University in Limonade, Northern Haiti, coincided with the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake that destroyed the same date in 2010, Port-au-Prince and other cities like Leogane, Jacme, Grand-Goave, Petit-Goave.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the President of the Republic of Haiti, Michel Martelly, his wife, Sonia Saint-Remy Martelly and his counterpart, Leonel Fernandez Reyna, and officials Dominicans. Jean Henri Vernet, Rector of State University of Haiti, also attended the inauguration.
On this occasion the President Martelly stated he believes that the university will play a major role in reviving the social, cultural, economic, not only in the region but in the entire country.
All countries that have made
significant progress in human development have made education the major strategic focus to reduce inequalities, promote social mobility, strengthening social cohesion and improve their stock of human capital, argues Head of State.
Martelly expressed hope that this campus will be a real catalyst to promote the modernization of the Haitian university system, which has a mission of excellence in all fields of knowledge including science and technology.
The campus must, among other things, be used to help develop integrated into the public education system at the regional level.
For his part, Dominican President, Leonel Fernandez Reyna demonstrates the solidarity of his people against the Haitians, who have suffered the consequences of an earthquake that generated, he recalls, the disappearance of 20% of national wealth and 80% of university buildings in the country.
Speaking during the event, President Fernandez told the Haitian people:
The Dominican people were with you as soon as the earthquake happened to rescue you, we were there for you at the start of reconstruction, and we will be there to celebrate the new victories.
The rector Jean Henri Vernet indicates on his side that this campus will be named
Henry Christophe Campus in honor of the latter which is the pride of northerners and
to whom we owe the first higher education institutions the nation.
Haiti Live, Defend Haïti, 13.01.12
This was very greatful for the Dominican Government to donate a high scale University to the population of Limonade in the North.I think gesture towards the Haitian government tells exactly how we human beings are supposed to love and cherish each other.I hope the population of the North keep these buildings in proper treatment daily…i have family that from Limonade, although me, i was born in CapHaitian. Now what we need for the CapHaitian area, :is to keep the streets and buildings neat and cleaned all the times……..jobs jobs for all Haitians merci beaucoup JGD
Joe Gérard Dieudonné - United States - 14-01-12
This is excellent- it show human kindness and support- and respect- the greatest gift anyone can give another human being is the gift of enlightenment -education… that shows respect, faith and hope in others…
Junie - Haiti - 23-04-12
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