Graduation Ceremony 2012

Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Reduit

Mr David Clarke, Chief Executive of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT travelled to Mauritius for the Higher Education Qualifications graduation ceremony which was held at the Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Reduit, on 3rd November 2012. His presence has been a motivating factor to all BCS members in Mauritius.  

Minister Rajeshwar Jeetah (Minister of Tertiary education, Science & Research) was present to congratulate the graduates. The event which was attended by an estimated 400 people including course providers, representatives of educational Institutions, parents, press and Mauritian TV station MBCTV was a clear demonstration of the BCS's far reaching influence in its commitment to meeting the demands of a dynamic and growing industry. The Director, University of Technology, Mauritius, Mr Dharam Fokeer, The Technical manager of Microsoft, Course Providers and Members of the Managing Committee of the BCS (Mauritius) section also attended the function.

The ceremony presented 115 successful students with awards at the three levels of the examinations, Professional Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate. Over the last seven years Mauritius has seen more than 11 000 sitters take the examinations.

The Regional Manager, M Iqbal Boolaky opened the ceremony by highlighting the challenges of a true Professional in IT. He talked about the the needs of the country and how BCS is helping in Capacity building for this area of the economy.

David Clarke talked about the Higher education Qualifications from the BCs as the basic Academic qualification needed for an IT professional. He also elaborated on the need for Professional Certifications to maintain a continuous Development in skills neede for the next era of IT. He congratulated all the awardees, their parents and the Course Providers for their hard work and their beliefs in the BCS.

Minister R Jeetah congratulated all the graduates and wished that they become the essential resources in the making of ICT as the third pillar of the Mauritian Economy. He said "I am also glad to learn that BCS in Mauritius is not only growing but also regulating quality Education diffusion.  It has embarked on regular reviews of approved course providers so as to meet regulatory requirements.  The presence of the Regional Office in the island serves as a cornerstone for Course Providers, students, Professional Members and the ICT Industry.
My special message to parents today is that they should exploit the natural resources available to them  - Educate their Children and develop the culture of seeking knowledge since childhood.  In so doing, they are building a better society and a pool of human resources hunger for knowledge.
BCS, is one of the institutions, which offers professional qualifications to anyone at any age.  You are able to learn and obtain an internationally recognised qualification by staying within your family environment. This is an asset that should not be left aside
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