The 2022 graduation ceremony of the National Institute of Health and Social Studies, was held on Friday 28th April at the University of Seychelles Theatre, Anse Royale. In attendance were, the President of the Republic, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan, the First Lady, Mrs Linda Ramkalawan, Minister for Health, Mrs Peggy Vidot, Minister for Employment and Social Affairs, Mrs Patricia Francourt, Minister for Family Affairs, Youth and Sports, Mrs Marie-Celine Zialor, Principal Secretaries, CEOs, Members of NIHSS Governing Board, staff, and other guests. All gathered to celebrate the graduates and all they accomplished on their pathway to graduation. To celebrate the graduates’ determination, tenacity, resilience, and passion, for they have made it to the mountaintop!
A group of 72 graduates received their diplomas in the health and social field.
23 graduates with the Diploma in Nursing;
10 graduates with the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences;
16 graduates with the Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
And 23 graduates with Diploma in Social work.
For each respective programme, there were three awards; the best academic performer, the best in practice performer, and the best effort.
In the Diploma in Nursing, Natanielle Accouche was awarded the Best Effort award, Tamara Bibi was awarded Best Academic Performer, and Finette Baptiste was awarded Best in Practice.
In the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Norisha, Richemond, was awarded the Best Effort Award, and Anny Tirant was awarded both the Best Academic Performer and Best in Practice awards.
In the Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Stephie Roucou was awarded the Best Effort award. Cheryl Mondon was awarded the Best Academic Performer and Vince Hallock was awarded the Best in Practice.
In the Diploma in Social Work, Shawn Confiance was awarded the Best Effort award, Larissa Hess was awarded the Best Academic Performer, and Cherlyn Anacoura was awarded the Best in Practice.
The participation award recognizes a female and a male learner who has participated actively, and contributed greatly to the cultural and social life of NIHSS. This year the award was presented to Vince Hallock and Michela Bianchi
The Person-Centered Care Award, awarded to the graduates who better model the Person-centered approach was presented to Cherlyn Anacoura, from the Diploma in Social Work.
The Overall Best in Practice award is conferred to someone who performed exceptionally well on their work-based experience and emulated all values promoted by the health and social sectors. This year we had a tie for this award. The awardees were Cherlyn Anacoura from Diploma in Social Work and Vince Hallock from the Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences.
The Overall Best Academic Performer award conferred to someone who has excelled in all theoretical courses across all Programmes was presented to Chery Mondon.
The outstanding graduate award is presented to a highly dedicated graduate who has displayed great leadership qualities and exemplary behaviours; who has above-average academic performance and who has actively participated in student life at NIHSS. This award was presented to Vince Hallock.