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Primary Education: Best CPE candidates 2016 from SEN and ZEP schools rewarded

Date: December 23, 2016
Domain:Education & Training
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS – 23 December 2016: Twenty children, coming from the SEN (Special Education Needs) and ZEP (Zones d’Education Prioritaires) schools, were awarded prizes yesterday in recognition of their accomplishment at the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) 2016 examinations.
Speaking at the Prize giving ceremony at the MITD House, in Phoenix, the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, highlighted the importance of making efforts in life as nothing comes easy and freely.  We always have to keep in mind that we are not competing with each other but are competing with our own self and we have to constantly surpass ourselves, she said.
According to Mrs Dookun-Luchoomun, it is necessary to always have objectives in life and despite having limits we have to make sure that we give the best of ourselves.  The Minister also congratulated the best candidates for their success as they have been able to overcome their difficulties with the support of their parents and teachers, and have been able to attain their objectives.  However, the greatest support comes from your own self, she added.
The CPE 2016 results were made public on 5 December 2016 by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate.  A total of 22 092 candidates were examined.  The pass rate for the 1 244 candidates from ZEP schools is 44.4%.
Year 2016 marks the end of the CPE which will be replaced by the Primary School Achievement Certificate as from January 2017.
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