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Laureates urged to place acquired expertise at the disposal of the country

Date: August 07, 2018
Domain:Education & Training
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

GIS - 07 August, 2018: The laureates are the new engineers of the country and will in future become the agents of the sustainable economy, protecting the country against external shocks as part of the transformational agenda of Economic Vision 2030 while building in parallel environmental sustainability for Mauritius as a small island nation. 
 
The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, made this statement yesterday during a reception in honour of the Laureates of the 2017 Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examinations at Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène.
On this occasion, Mrs Dookun-Luchoomun congratulated the laureates for their brilliant performance and for having set their distinctive imprints during the examinations. She urged them to ensure that the scholarship is put to most profitable use and to place the expertise which they will acquire at the disposal of the country to sustain its development.  
 
She highlighted that there is no substitute for hard work, and that the laureates have to keep the momentum going wherever they will be studying. Tertiary education, she underpinned, requires high capacity of commitment, determination, self-management, self-motivation, time management and self directed learning. On that score, the Minister encouraged the laureates to show the same resilience and perseverance they showed during their studies in their future areas of specialisation. She also pointed out that university life will give them the opportunity to interact in a diverse environment, build new networks and at the same time engage in global citizenships as the laureates will get the occasion to meet students from international background.
 
Furthermore, Minister Dookun-Luchoomun spoke of the rapid changing global economy. She underlined that Mauritius is undergoing economic transition towards becoming a high income economy and the country needs to come up with a society where long term value is placed on investment and commitment in the services of the global sector. She stressed on the need to develop human resource with new high level skills and competencies capable of coping with better quality job so that the country can firmly compete with the world.
 
The Minister also added that important skills for their further growth are the capacity to work with others, collaborative works, capacity to think and act differently, and to be creative at the same time. Mrs Dookun-Luchoomun congratulated the laureates and wished them success in their tertiary education and urged them to maximise on their learning so that they can make practical and applicable transformations in the financial, fishery, energy and ICT sectors for the benefit of the nation.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website: http://gis.govmu.org
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