The education system in Mauritius is largely based on the British system since Mauritius was a former British colony. After the country became independent in 1968, education became one of the main preoccupations of the Mauritian Government to meet the new challenges awaiting the country.
The Primary Curriculum Framework has been developed within the broader perspective of the National Curriculum Framework for the Republic of Mauritius along the lines laid down in the document issued in September 2006 by the Ministry of Education & Human Resources entitled “Towards a Quality Curriculum – Strategy for Reform”.
The Primary Curriculum Framework provides teachers, parents and the community at large with a clear statement of what pupils are expected to achieve at the end of their primary schooling and how they can best support the children. It also makes it possible for curriculum developers and teachers to develop learning and teaching programmes which meet the needs of the pupils while at the same time responding to the needs of the country. The Primary Curriculum Framework will help teachers:
- To better understand the process of the national educational endeavor
- To devise and adopt programmes and strategies to meet the specific needs of their pupils
- To measure the effectiveness of their teaching against the outcomes outlined in the document
- To take appropriate remedial measures whenever this is deemed necessary.
Secondary Education in Mauritius:
Various private as well as government institutions offer secondary education in Mauritius. After completing the primary education, students are automatically admitted to the secondary level of education, with the latter continuing for the next five years. The successful completion of the Cambridge School Certificate Examinations marks the end of secondary education in Mauritius.
The Mauritian Tertiary Education Sector has witnessed major expansion and diversification in recent years. From a small-scale provision by the College of Agriculture (set up in 1924), an expanded and diversified system has evolved with the constituent institutions being public, private, regional and overseas.
Within the public sector, there exist two universities, namely the University of Mauritius and the University of Technology, Mauritius, which run both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including at the level of PhD in a range of disciplines.
Three Polytechnics, managed by the Technical School Management Trust Fund, also run programmes at the certificate and diploma levels within the public sector. These are the Sir Guy Forget Lycée Polytechnique, the Swami Dayanand Institute of Management, and the "Institut Supérieur de Technologie".
Last Updated on: 19-04-2010