115 graduate in professional courses at SIM


The award recipients in a souvenir photograph with Mr Faure, Mrs Mondon and Mrs Nanon. Our photo on front page shows Mr Faure with the President’s Award winner Nadia Bedier

The best among them got awards which were presented by Vice-President and Minister for Finance and Trade Danny Faure; Education, Employment and Human Resources Minister Macsuzy Mondon and other dignitaries.

Nadia Bedier from Praslin scooped the President’s Award while Luciana Vidot got the Guy Morel Award.

Miss Bedier – the younger sister of two siblings – works in her family’s hotel business. She also got the award for best performer in the Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Certificate course.

Ms Vidot also won the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s Foundation Diploma course award.
The best performer in the Diploma in Management course was Natalie Didon while Jelline Quatre took home the award for excelling in the Diploma in Human Resource Management course as Marie-Paul Azemia was awarded for being the best performer in the Certificate in General Management Course.

Lorina Samson got the best performer in the Certificate in Office Management course while Tessy Jeannevol got a similar award for being the best in the Certificate in Human Resource Management programme.

Marietta Payet was the best performer in the Certificate in Journalism course which the SIM ran for the first time this year.

She also entertained the guests and fellow graduates with a well-received song, as her colleague Natalie Rose used her radio announcer’s experience, skills and mastery of poetry to thank trainers, family members, sponsors, the government and others who helped them realise their training goals.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Introductory Certificate in Marketing Award went to Line Mancienne as the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA) Foundations in Accountancy’s Introductory Level course award went to Deborah Ah-Wan as Neddy Aglae got the ACCA Foundations in Accountancy’s Intermediate Level course award.

Hillary Rene got the award for the ACCA’s Professional Stream (Part II) course and Sushma Lafortune for the Part I course.
Those who were following international courses run by the SIM were given certificates of attendance and will later be awarded their professional papers by the bodies offering the programmes.

In her speech, the chief executive of the SIM, Audry Nanon, said in part that Mr Faure’s presence at the ceremony was testimony to the importance he attaches to the development of a motivated and professional workforce for Seychelles.
She said the overall performance of the graduating cohort was a source of immense satisfaction to the institute.
“Over 81 % of the graduates who followed the SIM local courses will graduate with at least Credit and 8% of them will graduate with Distinction,” she said 

She said the ACCA professional training was revamped “and as a result we have seen a remarkable improvement in learners’ performances”.

“In 2011 the learners produced world class performance and we are proud to announce that both ACCA professional stream part 1 and 2 cohorts achieved pass rates of well over 90% compared to world pass rates that averaged 50%.

“Another achievement for SIM is the graduation of its very first cohort for Certificate in Journalism, which was sponsored by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

“Eighty five percent of the learners enrolled on this course will graduate today. This will add impetus to the journalism profession,” she said.

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