19 December 2014
Friday, 22 November 2013 14:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
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?
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Friday, 15 November 2013 11:27 Written by Meemah Aumeer-Daharee
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.
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Friday, 15 November 2013 09:00
Rs 14.8 billion will be allocated to the education sector, tantamont to an increase of 11.2 % of this year’s budget for the sectorWritten by News On Sunday
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.
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Friday, 08 November 2013 09:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
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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Friday, 25 October 2013 09:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
A training centre in Aeronautics Maintenance will soon be set up in Mauritius. The project will be carried out with the collaboration of ‘Institut de Maintenance Aéronautique’ (IMA) of Bordeaux, France, after accreditation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The courses will thus gain international recognition and students will have the possibility of pursuing their studies abroad. The training is due to kick off in September 2014.
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International Youth Forum 2013 is the first ever being organised in Mauritius. It regroups some 100 participants coming from 26 countries to discuss topics of global relevance. The objective is to sensitise the youth on their responsibilities and participation as future world leaders.
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Friday, 18 October 2013 09:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
Preparing our children for life. As the theme puts it, Les Assises de l’Education has for objective to make quality education for a holistic development accessible to every child in the Republic of Mauritius. From October 14 to 17, stakeholders from pre-primary to secondary through primary sectors discussed the various challenges in education, the best education system that is more appropriate to our country’s specificity and the skills and values that we want our children to acquire.
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Education is a dynamic and organic process and, the ministry of Education will be organising for the first time l’Assises de l’Education during which, the primary education system will be reviewed so as to fit in today’s needs aiming quality education, 100% access to education and 100% pass at the end of the primary cycle.
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Deaf children require a special education. Their disability not only prevents them from hearing but also becomes a hindrance in their communication. In this regard, they require all support services and rehabilitation programs in their education.
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Friday, 27 September 2013 09:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
Hamilton College is a boon to children in the south, offering those with fair academic performance the opportunity to shape a brighter prospect. With more than 45 years at the service of education in the country, the institution will open a new department in Ville Noire next year, an add-on to the existing four departments in Mahebourg and Blue Bay.
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