Education ministry bids farewell, wishes happy retirement to lecturer Jayantha Lokuge |19 July 2021
After dedicating 15 years to educating the Seychellois youth, retirement time has come for long-time Sri Lankan lecturer Jayantha Lokuge who left Seychelles at the beginning of June 2021 to re-join his wife in Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of Education would like to extend its gratitude and appreciation to Mr Lokugefor the services rendered during his long years of service to education in Seychelles.
We wish Mr Lokuge a very happy retirement and sincerely thank him for his dedication to the Seychelles Business Studies Academy (SBSA) and his students.
Hailing from Candy, Sri Lanka, Mr Lokuge came to Seychelles in January 2006 when he was employed as a lecturer with the Seychelles Polytechnic in the School of Business Studies. Mr Lokuge has seen and been part of all the changes over the years and, upon the dissolution of the Seychelles Polytechnic into the different institutions, he continued working as a lecturer at the Seychelles Business Studies Academy (SBSA). He has seen the move from teaching using chalk and blackboard to the use of whiteboards and projectors and more recently, to the new methods of online, blended and hybrid teaching.
As a lecturer, Mr Lokuge taught different subjects to different year groups, including Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) modules where he was also a certified AAT assessor. In 2017,hetook up extra responsibilities after accepting the post of head of programme. During his tenure as head of programme, Mr Lokuge worked on and led the team for the programme validation, the successful completion of which was an updated three-year programme newly named ‘Diploma in Accounting and Finance’.
Mr Lokuge has always displayed a positive attitude in his job and was a highly motivated lecturer who continuously endeavoured to ensure his students were enthusiastic about their learning. He was devoted to his students and well-liked by them all. He was a dedicated team member and all SBSA staff looked up to his calm and confident outlook.
A gentleman through and through, Mr Lokuge was unquestionably an excellent role model not only for his students but also for his colleagues.
Contributed by the Ministry of Education