SC / HSC: Cambridge Cost Rs 245.7 Million for Mauritians

7 years, 9 months ago - March 06, 2014
A question immediately: what is the total amount paid each year for Cambridge exams School Certificate (SC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC)? While fees for SC and HSC those accused, this year, a 5% increase, the director of Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES) does not want to venture into this amount. Lexpress however made the calculation: it would amount to Rs 245.7 million.

This estimate total costs incurred by the 15,890 SC candidates and 10,287 candidates of HSC (statistics MES 2013, Editor's note). This, taking into account the sum of Rs 8,449 per candidate of the Form V for seven subjects or Rs 1207 per subject and Rs 10,834 per candidate HSC for three main materials, subsidiary materials and the General Paper . In this case, Rs 2458 for a major and Rs 1730 for a subsidiary subject.

However, the Rs 245.7 million excluding the registration fee ( Entry Fee ) for MES, which are Rs 1,515 per candidate for each of the two Cambridge exams. And the new rate will be applied after June for candidates who take part in a private capacity.

"The amount paid in Cambridge has never been revealed"

For the director of MES, Lucien Finette, the official amount paid for Cambridge exams SC and HSC those "has never been revealed in the past." And, he adds, no one has asked this question far. For Madoo Ramjee, president of the Association of Rectors, it is the association of parents to raise the issue in the interests of transparency.

However, Lucien Finette argues that Maurice is on track in terms of " mauricianiser " exams SC. "We already are correcting papers SC 16, including French and mathematics, at Mauritius. We also prepare some questionnaires always for Form V and soon we will also prepare those new certificate HSC Pro , "he argues.

However, all questionnaires fixed in the island must be validated or recorrigés if necessary by Cambridge, since it is international exams.

 

Text by lexpress.mu

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