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Mauritius to restructure tertiary education commission to become knowledge hub

Mauritius to restructure tertiary education commission to become knowledge hub

The new government is seeking to transform the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) into a robust regulator that would adopt best practices and international quality standards. (Image: Wikipedia)

With a view to transforming Mauritius into a knowledge hub, the government is looking at restructuring the regulatory body for higher education, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), into a robust regulator that would adopt best practices and international quality standards.

In the restructuring process, a new Executive Director will be recruited, the Tertiary Education Commission Act will be reviewed and a Higher Education Bill will be prepared to complement the existing Education Act.

The duties and operations of the Commission will also be harmonised with those of other recognised regulatory bodies. Also, the Board of the Commission will be reconstituted to give a new impetus to the tertiary education sector and make the TEC responsive to the sector needs for higher education. 

Finally, over the short and medium terms, it is proposed to undertake an internal audit and an external audit, as well as an in-depth review of the functions, staffing and structure of the TEC.

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