Tertiary education in Seychelles comprises equally college instruction institutions and non-university tertiary instruction and coaching institutions. (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Company)
(Seychelles Information Company) – The Seychelles Skills Authority is using steps to be certain that the high quality of tertiary education and learning is up to worldwide degrees, stated a best official on Thursday.
The main government of the authority, Fiona Ernesta, told a press convention that the Act of 2006 required a comprehensive evaluate.
“We have investigated extensively how a skills authority must perform. About the years as we carried out the Act we have discovered a number of loopholes that we wanted to handle,” Ernesta.
The new amendments which ended up accepted by the cabinet of ministers will assure that the Seychelles’ qualification framework would be on par with those uncovered in the rest of the entire world.
“There have also been reforms, for instance reforms in instruction in 2019, and we are likely by means of change and reforms nationally and these reforms have implied that the inspection unit in the Ministry of Education has been transferred to the SQA,” explained Ernesta.
The Seychelles Qualifications Authority‘s goal is to boost the excellent and criteria of education and instruction through a technique of accreditation, validation and quality assurance.
The amendments include things like removing of out-of-date sections in the act and modernising the language utilized. The new act also would make provisions for the SQA to employ provisions to other international conventions that Seychelles has ratified this kind of as the Addis Ababa conference of 2014.
A single of the gains of the Addis Ababa Convention is that it makes a binding arrangement around the norms and requirements for formal strategies recognising overseas bigger education skills and these supplying accessibility to better training institutions in Africa.
The laws however has to be introduced to the Nationwide Assembly for acceptance.
As aspect of the reforms, the SQA will consider up the purpose of the Tertiary Training Fee, which will be dissolved.
Tertiary instruction in Seychelles, a team of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, contains both equally university schooling institutions and non-college tertiary training and coaching establishments also regarded as Skilled Facilities.
The Tertiary Instruction Commission was established to control the tertiary schooling and teaching sector and provide proof-centered suggestions that will guarantee the progress and development of the sector.