Vice Chancellor Offers 2019 Valedictorian Masters Degree Scholarship

The Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris, has offered the valedictorian for the 2019 graduation ceremony, Ms Tania Bellard from Seychelles, a scholarship to study a Master’s Degree of her choice at the University of Botswana.

Professor Norris awarded Ms Bellard the scholar at a meeting the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for National Human Resources Development [ANHRD], Ms Nadia Lauricourt, hosted in Seychelles on February 25, 2020.

The meeting was also attended by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Human Resource Development, Dr Linda Barallon, as well as the Head of the Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education, Director, Rosianna Jules. The Vice Chancellor’s entourage also attended while Ms Bellard had a special invitation.

During the meeting, Professor Norris announced the scholarship award to Ms Bellard to study a Master’s Degree of her choice at the University of Botswana. The announcement was received with a round of applause.

The scholarship is tenable whenever Ms. Bellard is available to commence her studies, even as early as August 2020. Dr Linda Barallon expressed her gratitude for the scholarship.

Meanwhile, Professor Norris was in Seychelles last week where together with his delegation had a number of engagements in addition to participating in the ANHRD Public Awareness Session that brought together 35 institutions if higher learning.

During their stay in Seychelles, Professor Norris and his entourage paid the Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Ms Jeanne Simeon, a courtesy call.

Professor Norris also had the opportunity to meet the president of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure, for a courtesy call at the State House.

President Faure welcomed Professor Norris and his team to Seychelles and thanked him for taking the time to engage with prospective local partners in Seychelles, in line with further promoting greater cooperation between Seychelles and Botswana. He reiterated the country’s commitment at strengthening relations with the University.

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