Micoud Secondary School is one of the island’s largest secondary schools, serving the needs of Micoud village, Ti Rocher, Malgretoute and Mon Repos. With several disparate blocks, it has always posed unique communications problems. But those problems have been addressed with the donation and installation of a brand new system from LIME.
Saint Lucia’s leading communications solutions provider gave the school a free IP-based office PBX phone network and a Dell computer to help expand and improve its phone system. The system lets the principal and teachers share multiple lines in various parts of the school, including relatively remote locations like the lab, the PE area and the staff room, and automatically routes incoming calls to specific extensions. The phone network is managed from the principal’s office.
LIME Saint Lucia General manager, Lawrence McNaughton personally made the official presentation to the principal Mr Guibion Ferdinand. Along with the teachers and students, Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North, Dr Gale Rigobert was on hand. Dr Rigobert was instrumental in securing assistance for the school.
“We’re proud to offer our support to the Micoud Secondary School, especially at a time when school budgets are stretched and the costs of education are rising,” said Lawrence. “Mr Ferdinand and his staff can now communicate and work more efficiently and productively with a solution that is reliable, cost effective and simple to administer and maintain. LIME is committed to supporting the nation’s schools and will continue working with the Government of Saint Lucia in that regard, while strengthening our support for the communities. We were happy to assist.”
He also praised the LIME Service Support & Delivery team for the dedication and commitment they displayed while installing the PBX system at the school. Over the years LIME has provided free computers, telephones, broadband service and fax lines to numerous primary and secondary schools and community libraries around the island to help improve public and student access to those services.