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Higher Education Landscape in
Seychelles
June 2016
Introduction
Education in Seychelles is compulsory from
the age of 5 years up to the age of 16 years, and
free through se...
Background of the education system
Children are first taught to read and write in the native
language.
Beginning in grad...
Background (cont..)
There are five private schools in Seychelles:
International School Seychelles, L'Ecole Francaise,
Ind...
Background (cont..)
There are eleven public professional centers (post
secondary institutions):
Seychelles Maritime Acad...
Higher Education Landscape
 Although the higher education landscape is fairly
new in Seychelles with the University of Se...
Higher Education Landscape (cont.)
From 2000 to 2009, the University of Seychelles-
American Institute of Medicine (USAIM...
Higher Education Landscape (cont..)
In 2007 USAIM’s first graduation ceremony
In 2008 USAIM awarded provisional
accredit...
Higher Education Landscape (cont..)
In 2009 the first and only public university
(UniSEY) opened its doors
Three separat...
Regulatory Frameworks
There are two main regulatory bodies that
regulate higher education in the Seychelles
namely the Te...
Regulatory Frameworks (cont..)
SQA regulates education and training from
primary to university
Implements the national q...
Regulatory Frameworks (cont..)
TEC regulates the tertiary education and
training sector so as to safeguard and advance
th...
Conclusion (cont..)
Traditionally, university-level education and
training has been accessed overseas through
government ...
Higher education in seychelles
Higher education in seychelles
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Higher education in seychelles

  1. 1. Higher Education Landscape in Seychelles June 2016
  2. 2. Introduction Education in Seychelles is compulsory from the age of 5 years up to the age of 16 years, and free through secondary school until age 18. The education system consist of primary 1-6, secondary 1-5, post secondary (technical and vocational) education, university. Students must pay for uniforms, but not for books or tuition.
  3. 3. Background of the education system Children are first taught to read and write in the native language. Beginning in grade three, English is used as a teaching language in certain subjects. French is introduced in grade four. The majority of students attend state schools Private education has been an option in Seychelles since the late 1960s, however it was only in 1994 that Seychellois students were allowed to attend non-state schools.
  4. 4. Background (cont..) There are five private schools in Seychelles: International School Seychelles, L'Ecole Francaise, Independent School, Montessori school and Vijay International School. The International School and the Independent School offer A level courses (post-16 years).  Altogether some 2000 students are educated in the private sector.
  5. 5. Background (cont..) There are eleven public professional centers (post secondary institutions): Seychelles Maritime Academy, Seychelles Institute of Technology, National Institute of Health and Social Studies, Seychelles Business Studies Academy, Seychelles Institute of Art and Design, Seychelles Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture, Seychelles Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education, Seychelles Tourism Academy.
  6. 6. Higher Education Landscape  Although the higher education landscape is fairly new in Seychelles with the University of Seychelles opening its doors in September 2009, the Ministry of Education is committed to build a coherent and comprehensive system of quality education and training reflecting shared universal and national values, which will promote the integrated development of the person enabling their empowerment to participate fully in social and economic development.
  7. 7. Higher Education Landscape (cont.) From 2000 to 2009, the University of Seychelles- American Institute of Medicine (USAIM) was the only private University established in Seychelles, and registered under Education Act (2004). USAIM started with the signing of a charter in 2000 with the government of Seychelles and recruited both local and international students from 23 different countries.
  8. 8. Higher Education Landscape (cont..) In 2007 USAIM’s first graduation ceremony In 2008 USAIM awarded provisional accreditation by SQA In 2009 USAIM’s second graduation In 2010 USAIM had to closed down following legal battle.
  9. 9. Higher Education Landscape (cont..) In 2009 the first and only public university (UniSEY) opened its doors Three separate campuses and offer courses in Law, Business, education, ICT, Language and media, Tourism, Environment and Health and social care. In 2015 UniSEY awarded full accreditation by SQA In 2016 it has around 875 students from different countries
  10. 10. Regulatory Frameworks There are two main regulatory bodies that regulate higher education in the Seychelles namely the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the Seychelles Qualifications Authority (SQA) SQA Act 2005 TEC Act 2011
  11. 11. Regulatory Frameworks (cont..) SQA regulates education and training from primary to university Implements the national qualifications framework Mandates: validation of programmes, accreditation of providers, authentication of qualifications, establish equivalence of qualifications.
  12. 12. Regulatory Frameworks (cont..) TEC regulates the tertiary education and training sector so as to safeguard and advance the interests of all stakeholders, and provide evidence-based recommendations that will ensure the growth and development of the sector.
  13. 13. Conclusion (cont..) Traditionally, university-level education and training has been accessed overseas through government sponsored scholarships in key fields of manpower needs of the country. Few self-financed or privately sponsored university education and training However with the establishment of the university of Seychelles more Seychellois are able to invest in the education of their choice.

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