Seychelles delegation at 2020 Education World Forum |22 January 2020
The Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Jeanne Simeon, and the director general for Early Childhood and Primary Education, Cyril Pillay, are currently attending the 2020 Education World Forum (EWF) being held in London.
They have been interviewed by the Renaissance Reading Programme Team on the results of the pilot programme in Seychelles. The pilot programme took place from May 9 to July 22, 2019 in five regional primary schools, namely Plaisance, Bel Ombre, Takamaka, Anse Etoile and Baie Ste Anne and it was aimed at improving the reading skills and attainment of the students at primary school level.
The results showed remarkable improvement and the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has given its commitment to roll out the programme in all schools, starting in February this year.
During the interview, Mr Pillay gave an account of the highlights of the pilot programme and the way forward in terms of the potential of implementing the programme across all 25 primary schools.
On the other hand, Minister Simeon was interviewed on the broader objectives of the ministry where early literacy and numeracy were concerned and what the ministry wants to achieve through the Renaissance Programme, as well as what that means for schools and societal progress and development.
Contributed by MEHRD