GIS – 17 February 2016: The possibility for the introduction of professionalised study programmes at tertiary level in Mauritius was discussed on 15 February 2016 during a meeting with the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM - France), at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) House, Pont Fer, in Phoenix.
The CNAM - a scientific, cultural and professional public institution - has in fact agreed to offer its support to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research to that end.
A delegation, led by the CNAM general director, Dr Olivier Faron, met the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, to discuss the subject which is in line with Government’s policy to leverage the higher education system. The aim is to develop Mauritius into an economy-based knowledge hub.
The CNAM delegation also held discussions with high-level officers of the Mauritius Qualifications Authority, the Human Resources Development Council and the MITD to explore possible avenues of cooperation.
Set up in Paris on 10 October 1794 to perfect the national industry, the CNAM falls under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Tertiary Education. This institution caters mainly for cadres working within the industry, enterprises and the public service, who wish to deepen their knowledge, venture in new disciplines, and prepare for a bac + 2 to bac + 8. It offers lifelong learning, technological and innovation-based research, and dissemination of a scientific and technical culture.
Tertiary education sector
It is recalled that the Mauritius Tertiary Education sector is called upon to transform the country into a Knowledge Hub that attracts international tertiary education providers and large numbers of international students.
The tertiary education sector strategy is articulated around fundamentals, namely: internationalisation of the sector; research to sustain the tertiary education environment; and addressing the challenge posed by duplication and lack of diversification among tertiary education providers.
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