9-Year-Schooling: Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun Attends to Questions of Parents & Teachers

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.

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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.

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