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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES
PART A : OVERVIEW OF MINISTRY
Strategic Note 325
? Major Achievements for 2012 325
? Major Constraints and Challenges and how they are being addressed 326
? Strategic Direction 2013-2015 327
? Priority Objectives and Major Services to be provided for 2013-2015 327
Summary of Financial Resources 331
Summary of Funded Positions 332
PART B : SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED AND PERFORMANCE
Programme 421: Policy and Management for Education and Human 333
Programme 422: Pre-Primary Education 334
Programme 423: Primary Education 335
Programme 424: Secondary Education 335
Programme 425: Technical and Vocational Education and Training 337
Programme 428: Special Education Needs of School Age Children 337
Programme 429: Human Resource Development 337
PART C : INPUTS - FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Summary by Economic Categories 339
Summary for Year 2013 by Programmes 339
Programme 421: Policy and Management for Education and Human 339
Programme 422: Pre-Primary Education 340
Programme 423: Primary Education 341
Programme 424: Secondary Education 345
Programme 425: Technical and Vocational Education and Training 350
Programme 428: Special Education Needs of School Age Children 350
Programme 429: Human Resource Development 350
PART D : INPUTS - HUMAN RESOURCES
Staffing Positions by Programmes / Sub-Programmes 352
Ministry of Education and Human Resources-continued
PART A: OVERVIEW OF MINISTRY
I. STRATEGIC NOTE
1. Major Existing grant to pre-primary school children aged 4+ extended to
Achievements children 3-4 years old.
for 2012 Enrolment rate in pre-primary schools increased from 95% in 2011 to
98% in 2012.
Education Act amended to extend the ban on additional tuition to
pupils at Standards I, II and III to Standard IV.
Student Tracking Mechanism set up to monitor student progression in
the education system in view of Government policy of compulsory
education up to the age of 16.
Kreol Morisien successfully introduced in Standard I as an optional
subject and Bhojpuri integrated in the existing Hindi curriculum.
All primary schools equipped with at least one interactive digital
projector and digital pedagogical software under the Sankor? Project.
First National Consultative Forum on `Review of Certificate of
Primary Education' held in December 2011, and 5 working groups
set up to examine proposals received during the Forum.
Winter School Programme successfully implemented in 20 schools in
A new Strategy for Pre-Vocational Education, providing for the
extension of the school cycle from 3 to 4 years, review of curriculum
and mode of dispensing the course, and introduction of a certification
system, implemented as from 2012.
Laureate Scheme revised and number of scholarships increased from
30 to 60.
Successful completion of first cohort in Diploma in Business
Administration, run by the Mauritius Institute of Technology and
Ministry of Education and Human Resources-continued
2. Major constraints Limited capacity to effectively monitor and evaluate delivery of
and challenges and planned education services.
how they are being - The analytical capacity of the Planning Division of the Ministry
addressed is being strengthened to fully exploit statistical and financial data
to support decision-making, planning, implementation and
monitoring of different programmes/projects in education.
- The services of Project Managers will be enlisted to monitor
implementation and evaluate specific education projects. The
collaboration of UNDP will be sought for building national
- The organisational structure of the Ministry will be aligned with
the PBB structure. Programme Managers will be designated and
empowered to coordinate and supervise implementation of
Over-dependence on other Ministries and stakeholders for the
implementation of capital projects resulting in huge delays.
- Better planning and coordination mechanism with relevant
Ministries being put in place to agree on the investment projects
to be implemented.
Need to improve coordination and collaboration at grassroot level for
the effective delivery of education programmes.
- Develop schools into learning communities through a school
outreach programme for greater involvement of parents and the
community in school life.
Achieve gender equality in learning outcomes.
- Conduct a study to identify causes of under-performance of boys
at all levels of education and recommend measures to narrow the
Need to increase the transition rate of pupils from primary to general
secondary education, which stood at 71% in 2011.
- Review of the Certificate of Primary Education examinations,
including the current system of certification and allocation of
seats, to achieve a higher transition to general secondary
education in the medium term.
What is the education system like in Mauritius? The education system in Mauritius bears the influence of British education. Pre- primary education is provided by private schools and is fee paying. There are about 1500 pre-primary schools of different size and standard in the island and about 85% of children attend pre-primary schools. Government has been lending support to the sector through -
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