Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (Seychelles)
To build a coherent and comprehensive system of quality education and training reflecting universal and national values that will promote the integrated development of the person and empower him/her to participate fully in social and economic development. "Policy Statement Education for a Learning Society (2000)"
To empower future citizens to contribute positively to the process of building a sustainable, peaceful and harmonious Seychelles society, while safeguarding and promoting our unique traditions and cultural values.
The mandate of the Ministry of Education is derived from Article 33 of the Constitution (1993) on the Right to Education: "The State recognizes the right of every citizen to education and with a view to ensuring the effective realization of this right undertakes-
To provide compulsory education, which shall be free in state schools for such minimum period, which shall not be less than ten years, as may be prescribed by law;
To ensure that educational programmes in all schools are aimed at the complete development of the person;
To afford, on the basis of intellectual capability, every citizen equal access to educational opportunities and facilities beyond the period of compulsory education;
To allow, subject to such reasonable restrictions, supervision, and conditions as are necessary in a democratic society, any person, organization or institution to establish a private school
To respect the right of parents to choose whether to send their children to a State or private school."