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Friday, 20 December 2013 14:00

Laureates of Alliance Française 2013

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The laureates of Concours Test d’Aptitude were awarded at Alliance française in Bell Village on Monday. The best five boys and five girls out of some 6,000 candidates of Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) received prizes.
Friday, 20 December 2013 14:00

Portuguese courses at University of mauritius

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In January 2014, the University of Mauritius (UoM) will be offering courses in Portuguese accessible to the public. Though the deadline to submit the application is over, interested persons have up to the end of the week to make special request to the dean of the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities. Till date, some 35 persons have already applied for the course.  
The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.
It is a first in Mauritian and probably in the African region and the Indian Ocean. The University of the 3rd age, Mauritius (U3A) was officially launched at the Octave Wiehé auditorium in Réduit, last Friday.
Friday, 06 December 2013 14:00

MPCB offers 27 scholarships for studies at UTM

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To mark its 10th anniversary, the Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank (MPCB) is offering scholarships to 27 needy students for the academic year 2013/2014 at the University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM).
Education being a dynamic process, it is bound to evolve and with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) gaining ground in our day-to-day life, teaching methods cannot but adapt itself accordingly. Cloud Office 365 by Microsoft was launched on Tuesday providing free access as a support to education.
Six of our fellow citizens will be flying to Australia for a Masters level in January. They will be undertaking post-graduate studies in Agriculture/Food Security, Infrastructure, Natural Resource Management and Public Policy. Recipients of the Australia Awards Program, our six countrymen are expected to make important contributions to the national development of Mauritius upon their return to the country.
It is the first time that a Mauritian has been awarded the Medal of Excellence 2012/13 of City & Guilds in the African region. Ananda Juggiah received the award out of 9,995 nominees from 1,700 City & Guilds centres across 44 countries in the field of construction.
Friday, 22 November 2013 14:00

Is education in Mauritius equitable to all?

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The education system in Mauritius is the talk of the town. While the debate is mostly on the abolition of the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) and the introduction of the Nine-Year Schooling, the Institute Cardinal Jean Margéot (ICJM) discussed a more pertinent issue on Tuesday: are there equal opportunities in education for all in Mauritius?
The introduction of the nine-year schooling was the highlight among the educational measures announced in Budget 2014. This will result in the phasing out of the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE), considered too stressful and bulky at such a tender age.
A one-off grant of up to Rs 100,000 to each of the 125 private pre-primary disadvantaged schools. The existing crèche upgrading programme has been extended over another year for a maximum amount of Rs 200,000 per facility.
In a bid to couple Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) with pedagogical teaching, 62 State Secondary Schools (SSS) have set up and hosted their own school website. The launch was held last week in the presence of the two ministers concerned.

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