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President receives the newly appointed Unisey Vice-Chancellor

16 February 2021 | Education

The President of the Republic, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan received the new vice-chancellor of the University of Seychelles (UniSey), Miss Joëlle Perreau at State House yesterday.

Miss Perreau is the fifth vice-chancellor of the University of Seychelles (UniSey) and she has been employed with UniSey since its inception in 2010. She has made a significant contribution to the development of programmes, teaching, and quality assurance of the university. She joined the UniSey leadership cadre in 2015, as the head of programme, which she was then later promoted to dean of faculty.

President Ramkalawan congratulated Miss Perreau in her new post and hoped that this brings new impetus to the University of Seychelles. The President conveyed his continued support and that of the government towards the university where he conveyed his appreciation to all staff for their hard work and dedication.

“I would like to congratulate you and the UniSey team for the amazing work you are doing. I have no doubt that you will continue to work hard to bring the University of Seychelles to greater heights. Today, I would like to reiterate the support of the Government to the University in ensuring capacity building remains a priority for our nation,” said the President.

The discussion centred on the role of the university in the country and how it can undergo greater transformation in offering more programmes based on the needs of the country as well as venture in research, innovation and technology.

In an interview with the local press, on behalf of the UniSey Council and staff of the University, Miss Perreau expressed her gratitude to have been granted an audience with the President, where she shared with the Head of State how the University can further support Seychelles to develop its people intellectually, professionally and engage in practical research for the betterment particularly in the decision-making process in all sectors.

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