News that will certainly please the future winners. The government has decided to abolish the 'leap' for fellows. This is a bank guarantee of Rs 500,000 to sign with the State before leaving the country for higher education. Thus, future winners will no longer require to come to work in Mauritius after their studies abroad.
The announcement was made this Saturday, 2 February by the Minister of Education. By law, the stock of the state were required to sign a 'bond' of Rs 500,000 before they go abroad to enter higher education. This to ensure that they return to work in Mauritius. In case of breach of contract, they should refund the sum of Rs 500,000 to the state.
Now, the stock of the state will not have to sign this 'bond'. "It is not right to force recipients to return to Mauritius, especially if they have a well paid job abroad. However, I appeal to scholars for them to return to Mauritius, at least for some time, "said Vasant Bunwaree.
The Ministry of Education states that the system of 'bond' will be replaced by "oath of honor." "Fellows must be sworn before a panel, ensuring that they work for the country," said the minister. He points out that those who choose to study in Mauritius are guaranteed a scholarship of 'post-graduate' after their license.
In addition, this year, the number of scholarships from 31 to 68. However, we know the names of only 45 fellows Monday. At noon, the names of the 31 winners will be announced as they do every year. Then, the same day, the names of the other winners will be announced.
Recipients of other scholarships will be known later after an exercise which should take into account the academic performance of students and their social situation. To be eligible for additional scholarships, applicants must be from families whose monthly income does not exceed Rs 15,000. A 'high-powered committee' will be established to select the beneficiaries, said Vasant Bunwaree, adding that the government will spend about Rs 50 million for 68 grants.
Contacted some old stock of the state is happy to say the government's decision. "It was high time that the government realizes that the 'bond' is not a good thing. We do not have many opportunities to work in Mauritius.This is a good thing for future winners, "said a winner of the 2004 vintage.
Another of the wine market in 2003 maintains that she wanted to return to Mauritius after his studies in finance, but opportunities were limited. "In addition, the work culture and the mentality of people in Mauritius are different. Still, I intend to return to work in Mauritius. '
Bunwaree continues Jugnauth for defamation
Vasant Bunwaree announced that he will lodge a complaint against the leader of the MSM, Praving Jugnauth for defamation in the case of alleged pedophilia in MITD. He will claim damages of Rs 10 million.
"Jugnauth has not verified his information. I think he was wrong. It may also be that the person who gave the information was wrong. I'm not the person who is covered by Pravind in his allegations. I never smoked, drank alcohol or spend time in a hotel or other dark places in my life! '
Jugnauth: "I am very happy"
Asked for a response, the leader of the MSM says wryly that he is "very happy" with this approach. "If the police does not, at least, I can explain in court." He expressed hope that the case be called as soon as possible.