No need to have a S.C or H.S.C to be recruited in the Mauritian public sector as from now. According to a recent document published by the Ministry of Civil Service and administrative reforms, only the highest qualification will be now considered for a job post in the public sector. More precisely, you can now integrate the public sector with your degree only.


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Is Mauritius a democracy or a kleptocracy?

While the once Minister of Education Mr Steven Obeegadoo has pinpointed a famous tertiary institution to directly benefit from this requirement of the Civil Service Ministry, there is a bitter truth behind all this.

Recently the Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM) which is situated at the Ebene Cybercity made an aggressive advertising campaign about a foundation course leading to a University degree whereby the requirement is just an ‘A level’.

In the past the minimum of ‘3 credits’ to move up to HSC had created much debate. Now a degree with only one A- level is another slap to the education system in Mauritius.

While Sunil Jeetah, the brother of Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, obviously knew nothing about the intentions of the Civil Service Ministry, how come EIILM seems to be the only university to benefit from this new law?

Was all this a preplanned investment plan?

Bought at peanut’s price for a prime land in the 2000’s, may be thanks to political connections, the land, almost one hectare, where the  current EIILM university stands is worth over Rs 40 million today. Interesting a 7 story high building is nearing completion on the campus, may be to cater for potential students coming for the Foundation course ? What an investment strategy? Profits and Profits!

Voice of our Readers

As usual with my posts, I’ve gathered the opinion of a few of our colleagues and friends. Let’s see what they have to say.

Bindiya : “I think it’s the last chance for a student to catch up with a degree if he has not got  his SC or HSC.”

Gulshan: “I burned the midnight candle every day to get 6 units at Sc and 5 A’s at HSC to ultimately know that all my efforts were in vain. These are irrelevant for a job”

Deeya:  “I have worked hard to get my Sc, HSC and  Bsc   I now find out that someone who has just a pass at University level has a job just because his father has a connection with a minister and I am still sitting at home with much better results waiting for an interview. Where is the meritocracy? Equal opportunities act? This law will favour only those in politics”.

Steve: “This will hollow our work force. A degree in hand, perhaps with help of money and leaked exams papers but no capability to do the job will certainly ruin our country.”

You can also leave your comments below in the comment section. 

18 Response Comments

  • Mrs.Trisha rambhujoo  March 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    hi i am an hsc holder and need a job in the public sector. i am tired of working in call centers. please help!!

  • jomratty bibi sharmeen  February 11, 2015 at 11:15 am

    hi am a form 2 i have a certificat in essential front office searching a job anywhere……..

  • karishma  February 7, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Hello evrybody…go to youth employment may get jobs…go to site…

  • Sheima  January 2, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Hi,am an SC holder and has taken private courses..diploma in travel and tourism.certificate in web and graphic working in a private retail sector as visual merchandiser and textile sale
    supervisor.i work on public holidays on a normal salary even sundays.Somtimes do
    overtime..but with a tiny salary.i never have time for myself and family..sometimes working too much
    more than 45 hours per searching for a permanent government job till quiet was impossible to get without backing.

    • Sunny  February 13, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Hey Sheima in which yeah u have finished ur diploma in Travel and tourism??

  • Sunil Sinha  June 22, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Candidates who have University Degree and below 45 years of age, and some skills, can immigrate to Canada, without any sponsor. All you need is 68-72 points, based upon your qualifications, language proficiency in English and French (Qubec), age and skills. Do not go through any agents, who will charge you massive. Just get the application from from Canada

  • Sunil Sinha  June 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Candidates who have University Degree and below 45 years of age, and some skills, can immigrate to Canada, without any sponsor. All you need is 68-72 points, based upon your qualifications, language proficiency, age and skills. Do not go through any agents, who will charge you massive. Just get the application from from Canada

  • Rag  June 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    It’s very hard to get a job nowadays, I am myself still unemployed since mi 2012 ,even I have 2.5yrs working exp n trainingship, employer r looking 4 exp in the same field (HR). Infact, we need a job in the same field to gain experience in that field.I have worked hard @ school in order to get a gud job in order 2 get out of poverty. Unfortunately, I am still waiting with my red candle.

  • curpen vimanee  March 20, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    i myself is a student of eiilm university, today with all these drama i dont know where to go to break my head.i graduated since april 2013 and i am still wandering for a jobs. i took a student loan now the bank is after me,,,i dont know to whom to go and share my problem,,,my email id is :[email protected]………… me!!!

  • mrs beharry nishta  February 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    im an hsc holder…im looking for a permanent job since 1 year ago…no work sitting at home uselessly..wats the use of trying hard in my hsc and
    sc exams???

    • neeranswami  March 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      be hopefull

    • ash  October 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      same sitiuation here too : (

  • Confidential  April 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    That is true, they only work out for their own interests and this is what will make our country get lower and lower towards proper job opportunities. Backing is something that should be slapped away. People should be remunerated as per their qualifications in terms of results provided in the job accomplished and not on a vulgarly produced paper with no support in the behind. A simple example, the persons recruited for the constructions of roads in mauritius, they get paid a lot of money but in regards to the proper structural capabilities which should be implanted, never has those been implanted. They always ask for more and more money but the results remain the same where there is always a link between the companies they recruit for doing the job and themselves. Shouldn’t that be actually taken into consideration and make our minds work on where our money is going to as we contribute a lot to pay them for everything done in this country, if there was no public, they would have no jobs and no money… They are nothing without us and I think we should bring that upfront. The incident on 30 march should have never happened in first place, it is all the works they enter-took which brought all this cataclysm forward to such a situation, It is true never Mauritius has experienced such a disaster but never in the history of Mauritius was the nature trashed off and now nature is turning against us because they make works up to improve and make things flashy but don’t think of other consequences which might occur in other situations such as bad weather etc. Of course they won’t think about that because they are too worried about making more and more money on our heads and treat us like idiots like we would never understand what they are enter-taking in behind. I find this of a really poor and unacceptable and should be revoked up ahead. Everyone up here knows I am right and I will be posting more and more conclusions as per expertize made upon seeing what they did to our beautiful country. Their big words, we should be making drains, I think it’s been for more than 3 years I’ve been hearing the same shit from them but still nothing has been shown up. Waiting to see their real capabilities to see whether they actually can do their job properly. I already have the solution but this will mean more investment for our country and therefore more money taken from our pockets for resolving the situation but I sincerely think we should sell all their properties for getting all that money stolen to bring our country to the proper state it should be and nothing more….

  • Pima-Petard  February 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    EIILM is managed by the Jeetah family. Is R.Jeetah , elected by the people, is working only for his University? .Is it not that of conflicts of interest.? The minister is playing a low profile for along time, as if he has ‘disparet lor map . Now that a student with only a ‘A’ grade is eligible for enrolment for the university. But what about those who have got a degree with a 3 ‘A’grade? What is the role of the T.E.C? I fear that later degree from the EIILM will not be recognised as the college of Dentistry and recently that of Medical College


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