01 October 2014
Friday, 23 August 2013 08:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
The ministry of Tertiary Education presented the Tertiary Education Strategic Plan 2013-2025 last week. It is geared towards transforming Mauritius into a knowledge-based economy by 2025 through five strategic goals.
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The world is changing, and so are school holidays. Our children need diversified activities for their well-being. Hon Kalyanee Juggoo sponsored a series of cultural events organised by the “In Celebration of Women” association on 22, 24 and 26 July 2013 in various locations such as Ste Croix, Le Hochet, Notre Dame, Crève Coeur, Vallée des Pretres and Congomah.
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Friday, 02 August 2013 09:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
One of the priorities of the Government is to position Mauritius as a study destination par excellence in the region. In this respect, a Ministry of Tertiary Education was set up in 2010 with the objectives to promote research, to attract renowned institutions and especially to attract international students. However, for many of our foreign students, Mauritius is not the Promised Land. Who is to be blamed? The authorities or the private institutions which do not live up to their expectations?
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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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