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The information provided below was submitted as at 2020-05-20 14:22:43 by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development of Seychelles in responding to the AU Survey of Member States on Education Sector Response to COVID-19. The information is solely for experience sharing purposes and not to be used for other purposes without express permission of the African Union Commission.


Country Seychelles
Ministry Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development
Education level handled by the Ministry Pre-School, Primary, Secondary
Number of Schools in Pre-School  30
Number of Schools in Primary  25
Number of Schools in Secondary  12
Does the Ministry have a COVID-19 response plan?  Yes
Objectives and Priorities of the COVID-19 response plan To ensure the proper readiness of all educational institutions for their safe operations
To ensure the safety and well being of students and staff in the daily operations of schools
Plans will be sent as attachments to AUC.
 Percentage estimate of Schools Closed  90-100
 Percentage estimate of Schools Offering Distance/Virtual Education  0-9
 Percentage estimate of Students who are currently receiving Virtual/Distance Education  70-89
Methods for the provision of Distance/Virtual Education  Lessons are scanned and sent through email for students to complete., Interaction through WhatsApp/Telegram or other social messaging applications between students and teachers, Online lessons via government owned e-learning portal, TV
Specific Innovations which are being implemented Introduction of TV School Lessons delivered by teachers
Partners which are supporting the Ministry of Education to respond to COVID-19 UNESCO
Is there a plan for reopening schools? Yes
Does the reopening plan include a back to School campaign? Yes
Does the reopening plan include catch-up strategies for the school calendar and or curriculum? Yes
Objectives and priorities of the plan to reopen Schools Refer to attachments
Is there a separate strategy/strategies for girls to catch up on their education due to the impact of COVID-19? No
Challenges that have been encountered by the Ministry while responding to COVID-19 Internet Connectivity to support deployment Virtual Learning platforms.
Date Submitted 20-05-2020


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