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The Seychelles was recently recognized by UNESCO as the only country in Africa to achieve full access to education for all students in the country.1 The literacy rate has also increased to 94%.2 There are new early childhood education care centers and the government made primary education free and compulsory.3 The country also has the goal of gender equality within the education system by 2015.4 For being classified as a small island developing state, the Seychelles has made excellent progress, but there is still room for improvement in developing vocational education programs and providing additional training opportunities for teachers.5

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1http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/473/UNESCO+Seychelles+is+only+country+in+Africa+to+achieve+education+for+all
2-3 Ibid
4 http://www.mfa.gov.sc/static.php?content_id=36&news_id=816
5 Ibid
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Seychelles News

eTurboNews 
The Republic of Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands, gained its independence in 1976. Over 4 decades, its per capita income has expanded by roughly seven times. Its estimated GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) for 2016 of around US$2.6 Billion ... See more..
Seychelles News Agency 
The president is leading the delegation of Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, at the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of States and Governments being held in Pretoria, South Africa. This year's summit is under the theme ... See more..
Seychelles News Agency 
The Seychelles' head of state said he knows that Seychelles as a whole is praying to see this young man. He said that the investigation started too late and that the police should have been more aggressive and proactive to find Marvin within 24 hours. See more..
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Seychelles News Agency 
People pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona on August 19, 2017, two days after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100. Drivers have ploughed on August 17, 2017 into ... See more..
CNN 
Though she was born and raised in the Seychelles, it wasn't until she started working for the local Marine Conservation Society that she witnessed her first nesting sea turtle. "Every encounter is like my first one," Didion says. "I go a little bit ... See more..
Travel Weekly 
Only 30 minutes from the international airport, the Kempinski Seychelles is a five-star property on Baie Lazare beach, which can be seen from most of its luxury suites. Tropical design includes just the right amount of contemporary flair, especially in ... See more..
Seychelles News Agency 
(Seychelles News Agency) - Students studying at the School of Drama in Seychelles will be getting international training following the establishment of a partnership program with Britain's University of Winchester. Stephen Hall, head of performing arts ... See more..
gulfnews.com 
ABU DHABI: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has inaugurated the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital, built at the cost of Dh23 million, in the Seychelles. The move comes in line with the directives of President His Highness Shaikh ... See more..
Moneycontrol.com 
She said the Indian diaspora in Seychelles constitutes an important link between the two countries and that the relations between India and Seychelles are further cemented by strong people-to-people bonds and cultural exchanges. Mahajan emphasized that ... See more..
eTurboNews 
Set within 120 hectares of land, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, Constance Ephelia, located at Port Launay, opened its doors in February 2010. Overlooking the Port Launay marine park on the western coast of the Seychelles main island Mahé, the ... See more..
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Geography

archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Area

Total 455 sq km
Land 455 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)
Natural Resources

fish, copra, cinnamon trees ;
Natural Hazards

lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare; occasional short droughts
Current Environmental Issues

water supply depends on catchments to collect rainwater

Demographics

Nationality
Seychellois
Population
90,846 (July 2013 est.)
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since independence in 1976, per capita output in this Indian Ocean archipelago has expanded to roughly seven times the pre-independence, near-subsistence level, moving the island into the upper-middle-income group of countries. Growth has been led by the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labor force and provides more than 70% of hard currency earnings, and by tuna fishing. In recent years, the government has encouraged foreign investment to upgrade hotels and other services. At the same time, the government has moved to reduce the dependence on tourism by promoting the development of farming, fishing, and small-scale manufacturing. In ...See More July 2008 the government defaulted on a Euro amortizing note worth roughly US$80 million, leading to a downgrading of Seychelles credit rating. In an effort to obtain loans to service its debt, Seychelles in November 2008 signed a standby arrangement with the IMF that mandated floating the exchange rate, removing foreign exchange controls, cutting government spending, and tightening monetary policy. In response to Seychelles' successful implementation of these policies, the IMF upgraded Seychelles to a three-year extended fund facility (EFF) of $31 million in December 2009. In 2008, GDP fell more than 1% due to declining tourism and the initial effects of liberalization, but the economy recovered in 2010-11 after the reforms took hold and tourism increased. Growth slowed again in 2012 with flagging tourism from Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Seychelles is attempting to implement further structural reforms, including overhauling the tax system, reorganizing of state enterprises, and deregulating the finance and communications sectors. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.355 billion (2012 est.); $2.292 billion (2011 est.); $2.182 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 11.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 8.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava (tapioca), copra, bananas; poultry; tuna
Industries

fishing, tourism, processing of coconuts and vanilla, coir (coconut fiber) rope, boat building, printing, furniture; beverages