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University of Seychelles confirms that students achieved outstanding grades

University of Seychelles confirms that students achieved outstanding grades (Forimmediaterelease.net) The Board of Governors of the University of Seychelles, which met this morning at the Anse Royale Campus of the university, declared that the results of students participating in the University of London, University La Reunion, and the University of Edith Cowan were all above average grades of international students registered on the same external program of those universities. In fact, Prof. Sir Graeme Davies, Board Member and Vice-chancellor Emeritus of the University of London, congratulated the University of Seychelles, being a very young university, for the outstanding results of the students who, for example, recorded 100 percent pass for the Year 2 Bachelor of Business Administration.

“The University of Seychelles features quite high among the partners of the University of London External Program,” Sir Davies stated. It is to be reminded that admissions and exams for those programs are set and administered by those external universities.

The Board of Governors also approved certain amendments to its charter and statutes to bring it in line with the new Tertiary Education Bill adopted by the National Assembly earlier this week. Other amendments sought to improve the governance of the university and also the approval of the various categories of awards and statutes in time for the first UniSey graduation in late 2012. The Board of Governors also received financial reports of the university and discussed its future development plans.

The faculty representative on the Board of Governors, Mr. Justin Zelime, assured members of the board, and indeed supporters of the UniSey, that staff morale is high, professional development is accelerating with two of its faculty members already of PhD programs, and notes the reasonable progress done in the implementation of the university and its structure since its establishment in September 2008. He also stated that the majority of lecturers share in the vision of the Chancellor President James Michel, to offer increasing opportunities for them and the students, and will continue to give their dedication and support for this noble institution.

The members of the Board of Governors are Sir Graeme Davies – Emeritus, Vice-chancellor of the University of London; Professor Mohamed Rochdi - Président de l’Université de la Réunion; Dr. Shelton Jolicoeur - Director of Trust&Fiduciary Services Ltd.; Mr. Zothique Pragassen - an education expert; Mr. Martin Kennedy - the former Director of International Schools of Seychelles; Mr. Benjamin Choppy - Principal Secretary in the government of Seychelles; Mr. Justin Zelime - Lecture Representative of UniSey Faculty; Dr. Ramindar S. Dhillon - associated with the University of Middlesex; Mr. Michel Denousse - Registrar of the University of Seychelles; and Dr. Rolph Payet - President and Vice-Chancellor of UniSey.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alain St.Ange, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, Email: alain.s@seychelles.com

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