A report that examines the development of tertiary education and learning and its challenges in Seychelles reveals that much more funding goes into salaries rather than instruction in this kind of educational institutions.
The chief govt of the Tertiary Schooling Commission, Jean-Michel Domingue, presented the tertiary training indicator report for 2020 at a push convention very last week
“Institutions are finding additional cash for salaries but regrettably not more than enough for finding out, so we have to re-seem at our funding of tertiary instruction,” he said.
Even though there is not plenty of funding heading into training programmes, Domingue explained that “progress has been created when it comes to quality of teaching programmes on supply. All our establishments are finding their programmes validated, which presents credit to their operate, and this is very important for us to make improvements to as a program.”
Since 2014, the Tertiary Education Commission, which is portion of the Seychelles Qualifications Authority, has released an indicator report every year. The conclusions of the report ended up presented to the cabinet to sensitise determination makers on the trends in tertiary schooling.
“The indicator report displays, in a nutshell, the well being of the sector what is very good, what is not so superior and what requirements to be carried out. This is the only way you can do coverage improvement,” claimed Domingue.
The Seychelles archipelago in the western Indian Ocean at this time has 10 establishments that qualify as tertiary schooling suppliers. These contain skilled centres these kinds of as the Seychelles Institute of Technologies (SIT) exactly where individuals are properly trained to grow to be mechanics, and building staff between other folks. It also consists of the College of Seychelles – an establishment furnishing a alternative of degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Last year’s research shows that entry to tertiary education and learning has remained within 60 to 70 p.c. While much less pupils entered previous calendar year, it is nonetheless inside that total.
Through the period of 2019 to 2020, there has been a slight reduce in the variety of college students who do not total their scientific studies.
“We are still worried that that occasionally just one in 5 or in some establishments one in four do not full their programs and this is a lead to for issue because it means money that is invested is wasted,” said Domingue.
One more fret is that college students who enter for just one distinct area do not finish up in the industry and this is a additional decline of investment decision.
A worry that has also been highlighted in the report is the gender divide in tertiary instruction – whereby some schools draw in additional females these kinds of as the Seychelles Tourism Academy and some others generally male candidates.
“We have to sensitise all of our learners that occupations are gender-neutral,” concluded Domingue.