Takamaka Primary School has become the first school in Seychelles to
have a Hall of Fame, which was inaugurated by Minister Jeanne Simeon and Mrs
Georgina Dhillon, the Chief Executive of Rila Institute of Health Studies based
in the United Kingdom.
This initiative aims at providing respective schools the opportunity to
recognize and reward pupils who have performed to the maximum in their studies
and other non-academic activities. It is hoped that through such initiative,
awardees could serve as role models for others.
Mrs Dhillon stated that investment is not just about money. It is
whatever goodness one does for the benefit of someone else.
In her address, the Principal Secretary for Early Childhood, primary and
secondary education, Dr Odile de Comarmond remarked that “ The thrust is on
improving attainment and we want our pupils to perform to the best of their
abilities, but also to excel both nationally and internationally.
Students selected for this year’s Hall of Fame are Rohan Albert,
Alejandro Sanguignon, Christ Magnan, Haille Denis and Hope Nourrice. The
selection criteria for Takamaka Primary School was a score of 80 % and above in
the various examinable subjects at P6 National examinations.
Also present for the ceremony were senior officials of the Ministry; Ms
Magda Rose the Head teacher of Takamaka Primary School; Dr Justin Valentin,
Chairman of the School council; parents and the pupils themselves.