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School of Advanced Level Studies gets new principal |30 November 2021

School of Advanced Level Studies gets new principal

Incoming principal Elaine Larue and outgoing principal Lester Omondi in a souvenir photograph with Minister Valentin and PS de Comarmond

The Ministry of Education has officially confirmed the appointment of Elaine Larue as the new principal for the School of Advanced Level Studies (Sals).

This is in line with the government’s drive to localise posts.

The outgoing principal, Lester Omondi, had previously served as a lecturer, course leader for Year 1 students and was then promoted as principal of the institution. He maintained this role for a period of seven years.

In a ceremony held at the school yesterday morning, the Minister for Education Dr Justin Valentin stated the following: “On behalf of the Ministry of Education I would like to thank Mr Omondi for all the hard work and dedication to the school, placing Sals where it is today. Your contribution to the school remains valuable.”

The minister then welcomed Mrs Larue, saying: “It is an honour for me to welcome you on board as the new principal. I look forward to working with you and your team to re-brand Sals and take this institution to the next level, in accordance with the new structure in place.”

Attending the ceremony yesterday morning were also the principal secretary for Education Services, Dr Odile de Comarmond; the chairperson of the board, Andy Noel; director for the Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education, Rosianna Jules; director for the Ministry’s Strategic Priorities, Alex Souffe; lecturers and a number of Sals class representatives.

Addressing the students, Minister Valentin asserted: “You are the backbone of this country. Everybody is looking to you to achieve great results so that you can contribute to the socio-development of the country. As the Minister for Education, I will do my best to push the school to its limit so that we can achieve great results and make the country proud.”

During the ceremony, the minister also expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to two lecturers who are retiring at the end of this year. They are Mohammed Kante and Peggy Agathine, who have clocked 41 and 47 years of service respectively with the Ministry of Education.



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