Aspiring Public Servants Graduate

The Haitian government has congratulated several Haitian students for graduating from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique (ENAP) in Quebec. According to reports, 18 students received their master's degree after three years of studying. A special graduation ceremony was held at the Hotel Montana in order to recognize the hardwork and efforts that the students gave to the program. Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and other Haitian and foreign officials graced the event as well to laud the fresh graduates.


The 18 students were the beneficiary of a tripartite agreement among Haiti, Canada and Quebec. It can be recalled that under the agreement, which is called the Strengthening of Public Management (PARGEP), the three parties worked together by grooming the students to work in Haiti's public administration. Around $7.8 million were spent for the program in a bid to improve, rebuild and modernize the Haiti government.

Lamothe personally congratulated the graduates, saying that he was proud of them and that the government truly needs their services. He added that putting qualified and competent people in the public service sector will greatly contribute to the government's development.

Quebec Government Representative Jean-Stephane Bernard, on the other hand, stressed the importance of strengthening and improving the senior civil service in the Caribbean nation. The same goes for Henri Paul Normandin, the Canadian Ambassador accredited in Haiti, saying that an efficient public administration would improve Haitians' access to government services.

ENAP was established in 1969 in Quebec City in hopes of providing avenue for people to learn how to become valuable public officials. It currently has five campuses.

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