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The State Bank of Mauritius (SBM), as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), will be awarding scholarships to 400 needy students who have excelled in their Higher School Certificate (HSC). Starting in 2010, SBM has up to now awarded almost 600 students with the aim of giving them the opportunity for a brighter and successful future.
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Winter School Programme was launched on Tuesday in 27 primary schools across the country and will last till August 8. 1,508 pupils are attending this programme this year.
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The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) will be offering work placements two to three weeks to some 165 Lower Six students coming from 55 colleges during the school holidays. For the first time, the programme will be launched in Rodrigues whereby 35 students will get the opportunity to discover the world of work.
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Friday, 19 July 2013 08:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
The United States is the No 1 study destination for international students thanks to its flexibility and breadth of curriculum content. Currently, there are 205 Mauritian students in the U.S who are studying or are on internships. In August this year, 19 Mauritians will be flying to the United States for higher studies.
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The Young Journalist of the Year Competition is at its fourth edition this year. With a record number of 1,500 entries, this creative writing competition aims at encouraging students think creatively and critically about contemporary issues and to promote journalistic skills.
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Friday, 12 July 2013 09:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
Little Darlings Pre-Primary is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Ever since its foundation, it has continuously brought forward new concepts of teaching and improved infrastructure to cater for new demands. One of the first to introduce the concept of learning through playing, Little Darlings Pre-Primary continues to contribute to the education landscape of Mauritius.
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Friday, 05 July 2013 15:00 Written by News On Sunday
The Ministry of Education has established collaboration with Lady Amber Research Vessel of Australia for secondary schools to participate in the Education Outreach Programme.
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Friday, 05 July 2013 15:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
Notre Dame de la Visitation RCA is the winner of the second edition of Make A Wish by the Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB), organised with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Environment. It has been awarded Rs 200,000 for a greener school.
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The John Kennedy College (JKC) celebrates the golden jubilee anniversary of the laying of its foundation stone in Vuillemin, Beau Bassin, this year. To mark the occasion, a Souvenir Magazine tracing its 50 years of existence was launched in the presence of the Education Minister last week. Former rectors, staff members and students were present as well. The best students were also rewarded.
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The Mauritius branch campus of Middlesex University held its first ever Law Ball at Clos St Louis, Domaine Les Pailles, last Saturday. This long tradition of British and Welsh universities is organised especially for graduating LLB students to meet with professionals of the legal field, law firms and chambers for networking.
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The Minister of Education has announced the introduction of History of Mauritius at both primary and secondary level as from next year. According to the ministry, there is a lot of duplication in the existing curriculum for History in Upper primary and Lower Secondary. Too much emphasis is on the Dutch, French and British rule in Mauritius whereas the pre and post-independence periods are merely broached.
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Mauritians are excelling in their studies both at national and international levels. For the past seven years, a large number of Mauritian students have been ranked Top of the World at the Cambridge International Examinations at ‘O’-Level, ‘AS’-Level and ‘A’-Level. This year, 38 students have topped the exams that are conducted in more than 50 countries.
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