Graduation Ceremony 2013

Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Reduit

Mrs Kate Edwin-Scott , Director of HEQ for 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 5th October 2013. Her presence has been a motivating factor to all BCS members in Mauritius.  

The Chief Executive & President of BAI (British American Insurance ) Mauritius, Mr Rishi Sookdawoor FBCS, CITP was present to congratulate the graduates. The event which was attended by an estimated 400 people including course providers, representatives of educational Institutions and parents 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 and Members of the Managing Committee of the BCS (Mauritius) section also attended the function.

The ceremony presented 121 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 challenges which IT porofessionals have to face in the world of work and advised new Graduants on how to handle challenges and how to seize opportunities.

Kate Edwin-Scott talked about the Higher education Qualifications from the BCs as the basic Academic qualification needed for an IT professional. Shealso elaborated on the need for Professional Certifications to maintain a continuous Development in skills neede for the next era of IT. She also encouraged awardees to maintain their membership and to upgrade the same. She congratulated all the awardees, their parents and the Course Providers for their hard work and their beliefs in the BCS.

The CEO and President of BAI (Mtius) Ltd is a Graduate from the BCS and he is a current role model for aspiring BCS graduants. He traced his career path and explained how BCS has been his motivating force. He thanked his tutors and listed the essential ingredients to become a successful IT Professional. He encouraged awardees to study further and to proceed with Professional certifications.

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