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Seychelles issued diplomas recognised in Mauritius

Mauritius | July 21, 2014, Monday @ 17:58 in National » DIPLOMACY | By: Joana Nicette et Rassin Vannier | Views: 1239
Seychelles issued diplomas recognised in Mauritius

Seychellois students who have graduated from the University of Seychelles (Facebook/ University of Seychelles)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - The Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) and its’Seychelles counterpart the Seychelles Qualifications Authority (SQA), have recently signed an agreement to recognised diplomas issued by each other’s country.The signing took place at the Mauritian Ministry of Education’s headquarters at Ebène.

Every year many young Seychellois travel to Mauritus to follow tertiary level studies in different fields.

Mauritian newspaper- ‘Le Mauricien’ has hailed the agreement as being beneficial for Mauritius in that it will ‘allow our youths to have their diplomas recognised outside of Mauritus.’
The Mauritian Minister for Tertiary Education- Rajesh Jeetah, told ‘Le Mauricien,’ at the signing that the agreement is: ‘in line with the government’s desire to promote our knowledge and to put more opportunities at the disposal of our youths.”

Representatives of the SQA who are currently on a working visit in Mauritius, have been able to tour the educational institutions of the sister island state, so as to gauge their level.

SQA CEO Fiona Ernesta, and the authority’s Principal Officer- Hilda Julie, have been able to exchange ideas and propose avenues for future cooperation with the MQA.The signing of the accord was a fruit of the talks between the two authorities.

“This signing is very good for both countries. It will allow our youths to be able to enjoy work experience elsewhere other than intheir own countries. We are very proud of this collaboration. I must say that Mauritius has put invested heavily in the success of its young people. We have been very impressed with what we have seen throughout our visits,” Fiona Ernestasaid. 

Contacted by the SNA, Ernesta elaborated that Seychelles already recognizes university degrees obtained in Mauritius, because the two countries have the same level requirements.

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