Rachel Onezime joined UniSey in 2010 and has been a key member of the staff team developing and teaching the new degree programme in Environmental Science. She also contributes to the university’s Beachelor of Education programmes in Primary and Secondary Education.
Rachel brought to UniSey a wide range of teaching and professional understanding. After completing her initial education in Seychelles, she obtained Certificates in General Agriculture and Livestock Husbandry and then a Diploma in Education. Her undergraduate education was at the University of Sussex, UK, where she obtained a Bachelor of Education (with Honours), specialising in Agriculture. In 2009 she was awarded a Master of Arts in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University, UK.
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, Rachel worked for six years as an Agriculture Teacher at the National Youth Service. She then taught Agriculture and Technology & Enterprise at the Mont Fleuri Secondary School. After that, she moved to the National Institute of Education, where she was able to specialise in Environmental Education and also Technology & Enterprise.
Rachel is highly experienced and well qualified in an area of work that is recognised of growing importance to the nation. She has developed her skills and knowledge through attending a variety of conferences and training programmes, the most recent of which was a conference on national sustainable development strategies, organised by the Indian Ocean Commission and held in Mauritius. Her affiliations include being a Board Member of the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens Foundation and a Member of the COI/EU Technical Committee in Seychelles.
In her leisure time, Rachel enjoys landscaping, gardening, craft and fibre work, and nature walks.