Cabinet has approved the development of regulations for recruitment and enrolment of international learners. Recommendations for the alignment of other regulations to cater for such international learners which include Immigration, Health, Employment, Tertiary Education structures have an aim of ensuring requirements for movement of people beyond borders for education purposes reflect national, regional and international requirements.
The regulations follow the development of a code of conduct by the Tertiary Educations Commission (TEC) back in 2016 , which were later changed to regulations upon advice from the Cabinet Office and approved by the TEC Board in November 2017 and now by the Cabinet on 1 August 2018.
Two underpinning principles of the regulations are; equal treatment of all students irrespective of being local or from overseas with special considerations for international learners . To recall, TEC has a broad duty of care, especially for learners below 18. International learners must be provided with clear, balanced and accurate information on the Seychelles and the institution at which they wish to study.
In anticipation of the granting of autonomy by the MoEHRD to the various Professional Centres, representatives of these institutions were invited to attend a series of information and training sessions, designed to streamline their entrance into this novel administrative structure. Autonomy requires that managers take on more responsibilities than they currently do, and therefore will require support during the transition phase. Facilitators from the DPA, World Bank as well as other consultants and guest speakers led lively discussions on various interrelated issues, such as the Role of the PC Board, Productivity and Enterprise in the organization, Records Management, etc.
One hundred and thirty (130) students have graduated from the School of Advanced Level Studies (Sals), with Stanio Sally emerging as the most outstanding performer.
Stanio received the President’s Cup from the hands of Vice-President Vincent Meriton during the school’s graduation ceremony held yesterday afternoon in the University of Seychelles’ (UniSey) auditorium at Anse Royale.
“I have worked really hard and participated in all the activities that the school has organised. I want to further my university studies, have a diploma and a degree. I also would like to thank all those who have helped me achieve all of my goals,” he said.
He also received a laptop, a tablet, cash and other prizes of which the most valuable is a scholarship permitting him to follow further studies at the university.
The graduates sat for Cambridge International Examinations at the end of 2016 in eighteen different subjects namely, Accounting, Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, English language, French, Geography, History, Law, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Travel & Tourism.