Friday, November 4, 2011

Education: Support measures proposed for primary and pre-primary


The measures announced Xavier Duval for the education sector are mainly in early childhood.Endowments are important for the sector pre-primary and primary education.
The State contribution to the organization that deals with SENS 3000 children who need special education increased by 25%.
The Preprimary Education grant that was available for four year olds will also be for those aged three years.
The companies will now be allowed to maintain nurseries and kindergartens for children of employees earning less than Rs 12,000 per month. The operating costs of these structures will be deducted from funds allocated for Corporate Social Security.
Failure to combat the Certificate of Primary Education, the Minister proposes the creation of Summer schools for children in need. An education program targeted to be implemented. Students attend classes three times a week and will receive a hot meal.

Xavier-Luc Duval also announced the extension of pre-vocational school program for three years to four years. It is an endowment of Rs 500,000 to each primary school for the improvement of buildings.
The Child Development Unit that deals with abused children will receive more resources.
Regarding internet, Rodrigues is no longer the Cinderella of the Mascarenes in terms of information technology and communication (ICT). The island is connected to the submarine cable of optical fiber as announced by a mission of the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) a few months ago. Cost of this measure: Rs 600 million. This project will enable Rodrigues access to a fast Internet and will kick off the launch of ICT companies, such as call centers.
The Rodrigues Regional Assembly (RRA) will also get an allocation of Rs 1.6 billion for the next fiscal year. This is an increase of Rs 45 million and that it will improve access to the harbor of Port-Mathurin, among others. On the other, 43 years after Independence, the relatives of Rodrigues undergoing medical treatment in Mauritius will be accommodated by the state.

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