A small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 92,000, Seychelles has played a major role in the establishment and expansion of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC).
COL’s current work in Seychelles is primarily in the area of higher education, mainly through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Seychelles benefits from activities organised under the auspices of the Southern African Development Community Centre for Distance Education. Learners from Seychelles have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.
Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.
COL’s partners in Seychelles include:
- Ministry of Education
- Seychelles Institute of Art and Design
- Seychelles Nurses and Midwives Council
- University of Seychelles
Mrs Vicky Michel
Chief Liaison Officer
Ministry of Education
Mr Danny Faure, COL Honorary Fellow and former member of COL Board of Governors