Support for System-wide Educational Reform and the Development of a Regulatory Framework for Higher Education in Mauritius

The Government of Mauritius is presently engaged in a process to align the Mauritian education system to the new UN SDGs, specifically the stand-alone Education 2030 Goal. Mauritius has embarked on a major transformation of its education and training system, from pre-primary through to the post¬secondary and tertiary levels. The Nine Year Continuous Basic Education Reform programme translates Government’s commitment to bring about fundamental reforms in education and aims to lay the foundation for 21st century teaching, learning and assessment.

Education is fundamental to human capital development and inclusive growth. This reform effort is therefore also aimed at supporting the young population of Mauritius to drive employment and growth in a context of changing labour market needs. The Government Programme 2015-2019 – Achieving Meaningful Change has been designed to transform the Republic of Mauritius into a globally competitive economy with increasing emphasis on the knowledge-based economy.

Mauritius is also ambitious to become a major knowledge-hub for the region by attracting brand-name providers of tertiary education. This however requires the creation of a robust, transparent and independent regulatory framework for post-secondary education.

The Commonwealth Secretariat, though the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC), is supporting the Government of Mauritius with the process above though the provision of target technical assistance to address strategic implementation needs. This will support the development and embedding of new pedagogies, learner-centred teaching approach, and new forms of assessment and the promotion of cross-sectoral linkages with education with a view to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, the support will focus on the improvement of the New Curriculum Framework and the development a new regulatory Framework for Higher Education (a new HE Bill).

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Current Resources from this project include:
• Mauritian Higher Education Bill, 2017 {Final Draft}
• Guidance Notes on the Higher Education Bill