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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.
Friday, 03 October 2014 14:00

Exams behind the doors

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In the context of the coming examinations for CPE, Form III National Examination, SC and HSC, News on Sunday finds out how students are getting prepared.
Friday, 26 September 2014 14:00

Dealing with pressure at school

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A school is a place to learn, to build character, to develop critical thinking, to live the best moments of your lives and to make friends. However for some students, school turns out to be a ‘prison’. A place of torment where they have to bear the pressure from educators, attitudes, ill-treatment, strict rules and regulations. News on Sunday talked to some students to know how they perceive the school institution and whether they feel they are under an intolerable pressure.
Friday, 26 September 2014 14:00

Royal College of Curepipe wins 2014 Omnicane Award

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The Royal College Curepipe is the winner of the 2014 Omnicane Award. The theme this year was “How would Mauritius as a Small Island Developing State reconcile its economic development goals and environmental imperatives?”
Friday, 26 September 2014 14:00

Mentorship at Ste Marie College

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The Students of Lower and Upper Six of the Ste Marie College, Pierrefonds were awarded a certificate of participation in a workshop organised and mentored by Ravin S. Papiah. The latter,  a Founder Partner, and a Certified Coach, Mentor and Speaker of the John Maxwell Team, conducted the workshop over ten weeks during their Enrichment Class periods on the subject of ‘Putting your dream to the test”, based on the book of the same title, by Dr John C. Maxwell.
There is a decline in the study of Asian languages in school, with fewer students taking an interest these languages. Formerly known as oriental languages, Asian languages include hindi, urdu, tamil, telugu, mandarin, Marathi, etc. Nowadays, students tend to opt for Asian languages simply to secure better grades, in order to improve their overall results.
Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00

Open Day at Cosmopolitan College (Boys)

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Cosmopolitan College (Boys) at Plaine des Papayes organised a grand open day on Friday 29 August. Parents and teachers were invited to view the good performances of mainly Lower Six and Upper Six students. Students of lower forms as well as former students of the college were also welcomed to attend.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

Preparing for third term exams

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In six week’s time, the exams season will kick off. While most educators have already completed the syllabus in the second semester, the third semester focuses on revision work and exams preparation. News On Sunday talks to professionals in the field for their advice to students.
YK business School, which operates under the aegis of MANCOSA, celebrated its first graduation ceremony in Mauritius last Saturday. Ever since its launch in 2002, all its graduation ceremonies have taken place in South Africa.  This year, the institution has hosted the event at the Paul Octave Wiehé Auditorium at Réduit with 241 students graduating.