President receives first class honors Seychellois teacher graduates

28 November 2019 | Education

The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, received four Seychellois teachers who are returning graduates of the University of Botswana and who attained first class honours in their undergraduate studies at State House this morning.

President Faure welcomed the four Seychellois teachers and personally congratulated them for the successful completion of their studies with outstanding results.

“Congratulations on making yourselves proud, your families proud, and above all for making your country Seychelles proud. What you have achieved is a result of hard work and determination and I would like on behalf of the people of Seychelles to thank you. All of you here today are inspiration for our aspiring teachers and testament to the tremendous capabilities of Seychellois,” said President Faure.

The returning graduate teachers included Ms Tania Bellard who studied Biology. She was also Valedictorian and the overall best performer in her batch. Tracy Constance also followed a 3 year degree course in Science, specialising in Chemistry. The other two teachers, Sharon Chetty and Ted Arrisol, studied for 2 years at the university and have specialised in Education and Humanities and Leadership and Management respectively.

Following the meeting with the President, speaking to the press, the Teachers expressed their appreciation for being recognised by the President for their accomplishments and for the opportunity to discuss with the Head of State challenges and possible solutions for some of the issues being encountered in the education system. The young teachers were also able to propose new ideas to improve teaching and learning.

Also present for the meeting at State House was the Minister for Education and Human Resources Development, Mrs Jeanne Simeon, the Principal Secretary for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Odile de Comarmond and the Director General for Secondary Education Division, Mrs Odile Octave.

Following their outstanding results and attaining first class honors, the four teachers will have the opportunity to further their studies at Masters level fully funded by the government.

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