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Friday, 28 June 2013 14:40

Golden Jubilee of John Kennedy College

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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.
Friday, 21 June 2013 05:00

Middlesex University First Law Ball

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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.
Friday, 21 June 2013 05:00

Modern history of Mauritius in Schools

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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.
Friday, 14 June 2013 12:21

Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2012

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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.
Friday, 14 June 2013 10:00

Sexuality Education in schools

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The Minister of Education has announced the introduction of Sexuality Education (SE) as a stand-alone subject in both primary and secondary schools in 2014. The aim is to give students appropriate access to sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services so that they can make apt choices in life.
Apollo Bramwell Nursing School celebrated the success of its first batch of graduates during a special ceremony held at Apollo Bramwell Hospital. Thirty-three nursing students have completed their studies and are now ready to start working full-time.
Friday, 07 June 2013 10:00

Bridging Education with Needy Children

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Bridging Education with Needy Children is a national organisation initiative, aiming at positively transforming the lives of needy children to become good citizens of Mauritius. The soon-to-be-registered Charitable Trust is voluntary, non-political, not-for-profit to provide educational and related support to the children of the poorest of poor families in Mauritius.
Dayanand Anglo Vedic (DAV) College in Morc St André is one of the newest colleges in the northern region of the island. In only seven years of operation, DAV College Morc St André has been able to make its mark. The emphasis of the school is discipline and holistic development of the students.
Friday, 31 May 2013 13:02

Violence in Schools on the rise - MACOSS

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Violence and insecurity in and out of schools is on the increase, according to a report of Mauritius Council of Social Service (MACOSS). Although the figures are not alarming and most schools in Mauritius are safe places, MACOSS believes that the issue must not be taken lightly.
Friday, 24 May 2013 13:54

Education system under scrutiny

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The Mauritian education system was thoroughly analysed during a seminar in Flic en Flac last week. Organised by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF), the strengths and weaknesses of each sector were revealed, and recommendations were made accordingly.
Friday, 17 May 2013 10:00

The Fashion and Design Institute

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The Fashion and Design Institute (FDI) is all geared to become a recognised awarding body thanks to the Fashion and Design Institute (Amendment) Bill presented to the National Assembly by the Minister of Tertiary Education on April 23. Its vision is to be a regional hub for design education and research that shapes lives and society.
Friday, 10 May 2013 13:54

Literacy Rate 89.8% in 2011

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According to the Population Census 2011, the literacy rate which was 85% in 2000 increased to 89.8% in 2011. This was affirmed by the Minister of Education in Parliament on Tuesday.

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