Dr Vasant Bunwaree Mauritius

New CPE repeaters’ project improves pass rate in 2011

Around 3 per cent increase has been noted, Some 3,000 pupils formed part of this programme: The Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) Repeaters’ project which has been recently introduced has led to an improvement in the pass rate of the students. Around 3 per cent increase has been noted in the pass rate this year. [...]

27 Dec 2011, The Independent Daily

Bunwaree plans to regulate private tuitions

The abolition of private tuitions in Standard IV is still a debatable issue despite the introduction of the Enhancement Programme (EP) as an alternative. The minister of Education and Human Resources, Dr Vasant Bunwaree wants the population to understand that in other countries, teachers are not even allowed to offer tuitions. In a statement to [...]

16 Nov 2011, The Independent Daily

Grants cover pre-primary

The government has given priority to the Education sector in this year’s budget. The pre-primary education grant will thus be extended to three-year olds. The grant was so far applicable to children aged four years, but now, some 16,000 additional children will benefit. “Education will now be hundred per cent free. It was free up [...]

05 Nov 2011, The Independent Daily

RGSC rewards Science Adventure 2011 winners

The Science Adventure 2011 award ceremony was held at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC), Bell Village on Thursday. The Science Adventure 2011 is a project-based competition orgainsed by RGSC. Present at the event was Dr Vasant Bunwaree. Speaking at the event he said that education should not be limited to the formal curriculum. The [...]

01 Jul 2011, The Independent Daily

Young Journalist Award winner announced

Winners of the young journalist of the year competition were announced at a prize giving ceremony held on Monday at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute auditorium, Moka. The first place winner is Louis Gerard Adrien Antonio, student at Floreal State Secondary School and the national runner-up is Eshna Jeebaun from Queen Elizabeth College, Rose Hill. Several [...]

14 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Young Journalist of the Year to be unveiled at MGI on June 13

The winner of the Young Journalist of the Year organised by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources and British Council, in collaboration with The Independent, will be announced at a ceremony in Mahatma Gandhi Institute’s auditorium on June 13 at 1.30 pm. The event will be attended by distinguished guests including education minister Dr [...]

09 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily