05 March 2015
Friday, 20 February 2015 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
BCC School, Pailles, will celebrate International Mother Language Day today, Friday, 20 February. The objective of this celebration is to make young Mauritian students aware of the history and significance of Mother Language Day. Although this day is observed in many countries around the world, in Mauritius most people still do not know the reason behind the celebration.
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The results of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) were released last week. Cohort 2014 achieved 75.4% success, a decrease of 2.53% compared to the previous one. While six colleges did a sans-faute, 43 colleges have a pass rate below 50%.
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Friday, 30 January 2015 14:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
“The greatest glory of living lies in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” (Nelson Mandela). These words from one of the world’s greatest personality inspired the Triolet SSS Boys student, Luciano Azor, to strive as hard as he can on his path to success. Coming from a low income family, young Luciano is a true role model for all Mauritian students.
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Saturday, 24 January 2015 11:00 Written by News On Sunday
One of the main topics of 2015 General Paper is the Judiciary, which has been analysed and discussed by professionals in the domain. Students can use materials below as a guiding tool in their essay writing.
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Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
Over the last decade, more and more middle-class families are opting for fee-paying private primary schooling for their children instead of sending them to free government institutions. This, despite the fact that these private schools are not always affordable to all. Several factors explain this growing trend.
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Scheduled for Monday 12 January, the beginning of school year 2015 has been disrupted by cyclone ‘Bansi.’ Boring days for some, more holidays or an opportunity for others to revise, teens tried their best to keep themselves busy during passing of the cyclone. Some youngsters share with News on Sunday how they spent their prolonged vacations.
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Friday, 09 January 2015 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
As another academic year unfolds, various upheavals are expected during 2015 in the education sector. Already, certain measures have been announced by the freshly appointed Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research. In a bid to make learning more interesting, the whole system must be reviewed, says Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun.
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It’s the end of the year and it’s the big rush towards bookstores and school shops. From the books to the school materials, the uniforms, the shoes, the schoolbags, and other accessories, pupils and students are preparing themselves to harness the academic year starting in January 2015.
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Friday, 12 December 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaboration in the fields of tertiary education, science, research and technology will be signed by the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Ghana.
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Friday, 12 December 2014 14:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
The Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) results came out last Friday. Cohort 2014 registered a percentage pass of 77.21%. Rodrigues, which received the results at the same moment as Mauritius for the very first time, has registered 64.65%. Schools in the category Zone d’Education Prioritaire (ZEP) registered a good performance overall, with 46.82% pass against 46.40% in 2013 and several of ZEP students are getting admission in National Colleges. Among the 30 candidates who took the exams while in detention, 12 successfully passed the CPE.
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Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00 Written by Shaffick Hamuth
Last week, Zaheer Allam, a young Mauritian residing at Terre Rouge, brought glory to the island by being a recipient of the prestigious “10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World” Award. Every year, the Junior Chambers International recognises 10 outstanding young people who are actively striving to provide for their community and who stand as inspiring and exemplary figure to the world.
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Friday, 14 November 2014 14:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
Early Years Pre-Primary and Primary School held its graduation and award ceremony on Monday 10 November at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre at Bell Village. Happiness and smiles were on the faces of the 5th year students graduating as well as all the kids, teachers and parents. The founder and director of the school, Mrs Esmeralda Lee, told us about the enriching seventh anniversary of the school.
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