Higher Education: More and More Students are Studying

8 years, 9 months ago - July 26, 2013
They are more and more students to pursue their higher studies. This is what emerges from a report by the Tertiary Education Commission makes a finding of enrollment in universities in Mauritius for 2012 -

45,969. The number of students currently registered in higher education institutions in Mauritius. These are data from a report by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), entitled "Review of the Tertiary Education Sector 2011/2012." The number of students enrolled in these institutions both private and public, is growing in comparison to 2010/2011, with an enrollment of 44,334 rate. This percentage reflects an increase of 3.7%.

The report also focuses on the number of people who chose to continue their education in Mauritius. Thus, 35,906 students have preferred to trust to higher education institutions in Mauritius, against 10,063 who went abroad to continue their studies. The report also takes into account the rate of enrollment in Publicly Funded Institutions (PFI), which stood at 22,442 against 13,464 students who choose private institutions then the "distance education fashion Directly with an overseas institution." And a broader point of view, the report states that the number of students aged between 20 and 24 who pursue higher education stood at 45% for the year 2012.


This is the University of Mauritius (UoM) which experienced the largest enrollment in 2012 from PFI, with 11,239 registrations, the University of Technology (UTM) had 4370 students, 3903 for Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), 597 Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI), 26 Rabindranath Tagore Institute, 664 at the Open University, 560 Swami Dayanand Institute of Management, 302 at the Institute of Technology, 507 in Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) 122 Mauritius Instiute of Health (MIH) and 152 at the Fashion and Design Institute (FDI). Note that 60% of these students have opted for a Bachelor's Degree, 14% chose a Postgraduate program, 20% have completed a diploma, 5% of them preferred a certificate and 1% for a Foundation program.
The number of higher education institutions has also seen a boom in 2012. Indeed, between 2010 and 2012, the number rose from 65 to 74. Private institutions have a considerable lead over public institutions. In 2012, they amounted to only 64 against 10 PFI.

Now it is the programs in Mauritius, it is noted that 772 are delivered locally. The Publicly Funded Institutions offer 463 against 309 are provided in private institutions or the "distance education providers."In 2011, Publicly Funded Institutions have allocated 6255 degrees, specifically 943 'Masters Degrees' and 2837 'Bachelor degrees'. This is UoM which has granted the highest with 2706 'awards' followed by the UTM which offered 1293.Finally, the report tells us that higher education employs 2,700 people on a permanent basis, including 400 in private institutions. 

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