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Seychelles President Ramkalawan participates in the official launch of a traveling exhibition and long service award ceremony in honor of International Education Day

President Wavel Ramkalawan was the guest of honour at the official launching of an exhibition and long service award ceremony organized by the Ministry of Education on International Education Day. The event was held at the Ministry of Education, Mont Fleuri and the theme for this year is “Learning for lasting peace.”

The President presented Mr. Alain Belle, who has served for 45 years, with the Award for Longest Serving Educators.

The ceremony was attended by the Designated Minister, Minister for Fisheries and the Blue Economy, Mr. Jean-François Ferrari, Minister for Education, Dr. Justin Valentin, Members of the National Assembly, Principal Secretaries, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Directors of Professional Centres, Head teachers, officials from the Ministry of Education, award recipients and other distinguished guests.

In his address at the ceremony, the Minister for Education, Dr. Valentin reflected on the International Education Day and his Ministry’s strategic plan. The plan is founded on a strategic transformational plan, representing a platform for newer conversation on and about education in the context of a modern society.

The Minister also informed about the roving exhibition that will move to various schools across the country and two institutions, private schools and the tertiary education sectors.

During the ceremony, Mr. Belle and six other Educators with 40 Continuous Service and above to the Education Sector were rewarded. There were also presentations of awards and Certificates to four retiring Educators. The ceremony was also highlighted by a reflection and songs.

Following the ceremony, President Ramkalawan was given a tour of the Education Exhibition under the theme: “Transforming the National Education Landscape” which showcases the transformation that has taken place over a period of 3 years in the Education System.


Distributed by APO Group on behalf of State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles.


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