The Dominica State College (DSC) started its fall semester online Wednesday, the first part of a phased approach to resuming classes.

Online classes will last for four weeks, and DSC President Dr. Donald Peters says over 1,600 students will be engaged online this semester.

According to Dr. Peters, after four weeks of online learning, the institution will determine whether face-to-face classes are feasible, based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in Dominica.

He says DSC hired new adjunct lecturers to help with sessions this fall, and is committed to continuing education in a “safe and academically sound, rigorous environment”.