The Minister of Education, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, has met with rectors and deputy rectors of public and private colleges last week to make an exposé of the Nine-Year Schooling project. She also discussed with primary school teachers and parents of students at the auditorium of the MGI at Moka yesterday, October 12.
The parties concerned shared their views, fears and doubts relating to the project. They also asked for certain explanations.
When a parent put forward the topic of mixed-sex education, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun said that parents were not normally against private tuition classes where there were both boys and girls, and that she believed having both genders in one classroom was not a problem.
In reply to another question, she explained that classrooms would no more be crowded such that giving special attention to children who would need it would not be a problem.
She also indicated that the Mauritius Institute of Education would propose books in soft copy.