President meets new UniSey Vice-Chanchellor Joelle Perreau | 16 February 2021
President Wavel Ramkalawan yesterday welcomed the new vice-chancellor of the University of Seychelles (UniSey), Joelle Perreau, at State House.
Vice-Chancellor Perreau was congratulated by President Ramkalawan on her appointment on January 1, 2021 as vice-chancellor of Unisey, succeeding Dr Justin Valentin who was named Minister for Education in the new cabinet.
Ms Perreau is the fifth UniSey vice-chancellor to be appointed.
After the meeting, Ms Perreau said she was very satisfied with the discussion she had had with President Ramkalawan which she said clearly showed his support and that of his government for UniSey.
“It was a reconfirmation of the government’s support for the university and also to congratulate us for what we are doing in Seychelles,” Ms Perreau said, noting that the president has encouraged them to keep on with the good work that they are doing at UniSey.
Ms Perreau said that UniSey is there to help the country develop intellectually and professionally and through more researches it will help it (country) to make good and wise decisions for the betterment of the population.
She said that amid the Covid-19 pandemic, UniSey is offering degree and masters courses online which are helping many professionals to upgrade their grades and levels.
She noted that UniSey’s results last year, whereby the different programmes were held online, were very satisfactory, adding that the online training for the different programmes will continue.
Ms Perreau has been a UniSey employee since its inception in 2010. She has vastly contributed to the development of programmes, teaching and quality assurance of the university. She joined the UniSey leadership cadre in 2015 as the head of programme and thereafter was promoted to dean of faculty until her recent appointment as vice-chancellor.