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UniSey awards certificate to course participants | 31 August 2020

UniSey awards certificate to course participants

The participants in a souvenir photograph with lecturers and guests after the certificate presentation (Photo: Jude Morel)

Participants from various organisations who were enrolled on two short courses have received their certificate from the University of Seychelles (UniSey).

It was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Development, Joelle Perreau, who presented the certificates to all participants in a small ceremony held last week at the UniSey’s Computing and Information Systems centre at Mont Fleuri.

The two short courses, namely the Training of Trainers and the Efficient Writing for Institutional Communication, were held at the Mont Fleuri campus during the months of July and August 2020.

Thirteen professionals from the National Assembly, Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), Seychelles Investment Bureau (SIB), Sociéte Seychelloise d’Investissement (SSI), Vijay Construction, Eden Bleu Hotel and the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development among others, participated in the Efficient Writing for Institutional Communication short course, spreading into twenty-seven hours over the two months.

The aim of the Efficient Writing for Institutional Communication short course for the cohort 2020 is to enhance their writing skills in specific genres such as in writing official and business letters, memos, press releases, reports, emails and minutes among others with regard to institutional communication. The participants had the opportunity to brush up on their tenses, grammar, verbs, punctuations and reported speech among other language modalities needed when writing reports or minutes and others.

The Efficient Writing for Institutional Communication short course was facilitated by Dr Olga Klymenko, a senior lecturer of fourteen years from the department of language and media at the UniSey.

In addition, five lecturers from the Seychelles Maritime Academy (SMA) also received their certificates for participating in the five-day Training of Trainers short course during the month of August 2020.

The aim of the short course is to help lecturers at the SMA to deliver quality education and training.

As part of their continuous professional development, the participants were made to cover the areas of instruction (teaching and learning), instructional planning, assessment and curriculum development.

Part of the assessment included the production and delivery of lessons related to the recent oil spill in Mauritius and the contingency plans developed as part of the SMA’s curriculum.

The Training of Trainers course was facilitated by Dr Indra Persaud, a senior lecturer and head of education department at the UniSey.

Addressing the participants, Dean Perreau called on them to look up to UniSey for additional support to help them enhance further their skills development.

The two short courses are expected to be held again in April 2021.

 

Patrick Joubert

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