The much-hated Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) will be replaced by a new system going by the name of Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC) while the National Form III Exams will give way to the National Certificate of Education. The Nine-Year Schooling has finally been broken down to the public by the Ministry of Education yesterday, August 20.
The first changes will be applied as from next year.
The reform has as aim to arm the students with knowledge while lightening the burden of evaluation on the students. According to l’Express.mu, the new system is described as one enabling the children to learn at their convenience. Thereafter, at the sixth year, the students will be made to focus on other things.
On the other hand, competition will still govern certain aspects. Minister Leela Devi-Dookun-Luchoomun explained that the reform will not thwart competition.
Another change that will be implemented involves “Remedial Education”. No separate classrooms will be allocated in order to dispel stigmatisation. Rather, teachers will use methods adapted to the students as necessary. Specialised teachers might, at some point, take the pupils’ charge, but when the need has been met, they will be allowed to return to their normal classes.