01 September 2015
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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.
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Extended holidays for students

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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.
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.
Friday, 19 December 2014 14:00

Get ready for school

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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. 
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.
Friday, 12 December 2014 14:00

CPE 2014 : Girls score better than boys

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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.
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.
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.
Friday, 14 November 2014 14:00

Internet services : What our youngsters expect

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There has been much debate over the democratisation of internet access and WIFI around the island. Internet connection is still a luxury for many, nd for those who already have access, frequent complaints include slow connection and high prices. News on Sunday sought the views of some youngsters to gauge their feelings and expectations.
LCA Mauritius organised a graduation ceremony on Tuesday 28 October 2014 at the MGI Auditorium for its students who passed their December 2013 and June 2014 exams. The chief guest was Dr Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affiars, Regional Integration and International Trade. Tertiary Education Minister Dr Rajeshwar Jeetah and Mr Gerald Lincoln, Managing Partner at EY Mauritius also attended the event.
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:00

Exams period : When family life takes a toll

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Exams are not only stressful for candidates but for their parents and siblings as well. However, when more than one child of the family has to sit in one of the ‘important’ exams, there is more than stress. The family’s lifestyle and habits encounter drastic changes. Three families share their experiences…
Université des Mascareignes (UDM) became the third public university of the country after the UDM Act was passed in 2012. As at now, it accommodates some 1,200 students on both full-time and part-time courses. Last week, the University held its first graduation ceremony.