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Stanio Sally best student as 130 graduate

One hundred and thirty (130) students have graduated from the School of Advanced Level Studies (Sals), with Stanio Sally emerging as the most outstanding performer.

Stanio received the President’s Cup from the hands of Vice-President Vincent Meriton during the school’s graduation ceremony held yesterday afternoon in the University of Seychelles’ (UniSey) auditorium at Anse Royale.

“I have worked really hard and participated in all the activities that the school has organised. I want to further my university studies, have a diploma and a degree. I also would like to thank all those who have helped me achieve all of my goals,” he said.

He also received a laptop, a tablet, cash and other prizes of which the most valuable is a scholarship permitting him to follow further studies at the university.

The graduates sat for Cambridge International Examinations at the end of 2016 in eighteen different subjects namely, Accounting, Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, English language, French, Geography, History, Law, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Travel & Tourism.

There were also awards for best performers in the different subjects and these went to Aisha Jean (Accounting), Nelicia Jean (Art & Design), Clara Omath (Biology), Josette Larue (Geography & History), Tanya Pouponneau (Business Studies & Economics), Rene Hoareau (Computer Science), Sachith Kukule (Chemistry & Physics), Sylvie Françoise (Literature in English), Josephe Servina (Mathematics), Wilnette Joseph (Psychology), Yamillia Laurette (Sociology) and Christy Salomon (Travel & Tourism).

Other awards were also presented to Alvine Bonnelame (most improved student), Clara Omath (third best academic performer), Miguel Nolin (second best performer), and Sachith Kukule (Minister’s Cup & Gold Medal Award).

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93.6% of the candidates attained at least a principal pass in their courses. One student scored straight ‘A’s, with nine others recording good performances scoring at least two A grades. Thirty-five managed to attain scholarship points for studies abroad while forty-one others scored the 12 point and ANHRD threshold for local scholarships.

The director of Sals, Lester Omondi, stated that Sals has undergone transformational phases, to align with the best modern educational practices, and making it a better learning centre.

“As Sals fulfils its mandate as a feeder institution, and to better respond to national manpower needs, subjects on offer have increased from the initial 14 to 18. Infrastructural renovations have been carried out especially in the year 2016 where repair works, courtesy of the Ministry of Education, were done,” he said.

He added that apart from academic and related achievements, Sals has excelled in extra-curricular activities and competitions, national debates, PowerPoint presentation competitions, among others.

[Source: Seychelles Nation]

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