During discussions on debt relief examinations of Certificate of Primary Education (CPE), it was proposed that the Higher School Certificate (HSC) Professional is available in at least one college each zone. This review will be conducted by the Cambridge International Examination (CIE). The project has already been accepted by the regulatory authorities in England to also offer technical subjects.
The Mauritius Examination Syndicate (MES) offer this option as early as January 2014. As part of this pilot project, this option will be available in five secondary institutions: two state colleges, two of the Office of Catholic Education (BEC) and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI). Talks are underway to carry out this project. HSC Professional is an alternative to the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and traditional will be two years of preparation.
It has the distinction of being based both on experience in the workplace and academically. The current system focuses on the skills and qualifications for higher education. According to statistics, 50% of students do not have access to Mauritius at university level. They prefer to enter the labor market. The objective of this new qualification is to provide students the opportunity to work and focus on a better choice for higher education.
HSC Professional meets the needs of the economic situation Mauritius fight against the decline of students of the School Certificate (SC), the fight against unemployment and encourage lifelong learning, reduce the gap between the lack of qualifications of those who leave school early, and those required to access the labor market. Students will choose between two combinations of materials. These choices meet the market demand and launch so students in courses demand.
The introduction of this degree follows the observation that HSC does not always meet the needs of all. The review focuses on traditional skills and qualifications to enable students to access university. In reality, many students do not start tertiary education, and launch directly into the labor market. Thus, this new degree is essentially the labor market. Teachers will also be trained in this regard.