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Mauritius extends 2021/22 school year to November 2022

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Mauritius extends 2021/22 school year to November 2022

The school year starting June 2021 and ending June 2022 has been extended to November 2022 and all examinations for Grades One to Thirteen will be held during October/November 2022.

The Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, made the announcement on 31 January during a press conference held at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) House, in Phoenix.

The VPM highlighted that her ministry reworked the school calendar as well as the school examinations time table following the decisions taken at the Cabinet Meeting of 28 January 2022.

In the end, the School Calendar will revert back to the previous January-November calendar as from January 2023, she announced.

Students attended schools only for a period of 44 days out of 112 days for the first and second terms, representing only 39% of attendance.

In order to ensure that concerned students prepare themselves well before taking part in examinations and in the best interests of children, the Government has decided to postpone all examinations as well as extend the school year, she stated.

As from 2023, children in pre-primaries who will turn five between June 2022 to January 2023 will be eligible for admission in Grade one in January 2023.

Primary schools

  • Modular assessments that were scheduled for April 2022 have been postponed to July 2022 for Grade Six students whereas for Grade five students, the modular papers will be held by end of September 2022.
  • Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC) Assessment for Grade 6 will be held in October 2022 instead of April 2022.

Secondary schools

  • The National Certificate of Education (NCE) Assessment for Grade 9 will be held in October 2022 instead of April 2022.
  • School Certificate/ Higher School Certificate (SC/HSC) international examinations scheduled for June 2022 will be held in November 2022. Those who want to take part in examinations in June 2022 can do so as private candidates.
  • Students that would have benefitted from subsidy on SC/HSC examinations fees for June 2022 will exceptionally benefit from it for the November 2022 examinations.

There will be two school breaks, namely in April and August 2022. The school calendar will end in November 2022 to restart in January 2023.

Original article at GIS Mauritius

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