27 May 2015
Friday, 09 January 2015 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
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.
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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.
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Friday, 12 December 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
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.
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Friday, 12 December 2014 14:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
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.
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Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00 Written by Shaffick Hamuth
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.
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Friday, 14 November 2014 14:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
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.
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Friday, 14 November 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
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.
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Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
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.
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Friday, 31 October 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
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…
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Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
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.
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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.
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