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  • Long service Award for School Librarians

    On Friday the 6th November 2015, 21 librarians who have worked for 25 to 39 years with the Ministry of Education were rewarded for their hard work and dedicated service to this Ministry. The ceremony took place in the Auditorium of the Seychelles Institute for Teacher Education. The award recipients were compensated for the exceptional contribution that they have made to enhance learning in their respective school.

    Present at the ceremony were the Minister for Education, Mrs. Macsuzy Mondon, the Principal Secretaries, Directors General and other officials of the Ministry of Education. In her speech, the Principal Secretary for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Merida Delcy, highlighted the importance of school librarians, and congratulated the award recipients and thanked them for the long years of service.

    Miss Geraine Antat, from the Library and Documentations Services was awarded for being the longest serving librarian with 39 years of service. The other award recipients were Marie-Ange Moustache – Belonie Secondary (35 years), Mary Antat – Anse Boileau Secondary (35 years), Wilna Athanase – Plaisance Primary (35 years), Josianne Volcere – Bel Eau Primary (35 years), Marie Annette Lawen - Library and Documentations Services (33 years), Theresette Dine – Central Administration Library (33 years), Letimie Gobine - Mont Fleuri Primary (33 years), Christine Chetty – Praslin Secondary (33 years), Christina Dogley – Beau Vallon Secondary (33 years), Marie-Paule Julie – Pointe Larue Secondary (32 years), Maryse Prosper – Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education (31 years), Rita Pascal – La Digue (30 years), Mirenda Bolo – Anse Royale Secondary (28 years), Edwige Joubert – Baie Ste. Anne Primary (26 years), Bernadette Sinon – Cascade Primary (26 years), Roseline Figaro – Central Administration (25 years), Doris Tirant – La Rosiere Primary (25 years), Lina Bastienne – La Misere Primary (25 years) and Dorothy Belle – Baie Lazare Primary (25 years).

    The ceremony was crowned with the performance by a group of students from Mont Fleuri Secondary School who honoured the award recipients with their version of the Carpenter’s song “Top of the World”.