Mauritius government has reiterated its commitment in ensuring the social and emotional well-being of students in the country.

Addressing Head boys and Head girls of colleges from different zones at the Polytechnics Mauritius in Montagne Blanche earlier on today, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, emphasised the importance for the youth to discover their capabilities and unlock their potentials in various fields.

“The Mauritian youth will be called upon to assume major roles in reshaping the nation’s future and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country. It is essential to equip them with life-long learning opportunities and equip them with skills for life,” he said.

Jugnauth noted that career pathways in the fields of Technical and Vocational Education and Training should be highly encouraged in order to keep pace with emerging technologies. He further added that various reforms in the education and training sector were in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims at ensuring an inclusive and equitable quality education.

“Free tertiary education, Nine-Year Basic Continuous Education Programme, introduction of Holistic Education Programme, Afterschool Sports and Fitness Programme and Emotional and Social Well-being Programme, are few examples of reforms brought in a bid to ensure the positive overall development of learners,” he explained.

The Prime Minister cautioned the students about social ills like juvenile delinquency, drug scourge and the misuse of internet, urging them to seek advice and guidance from their elders and parents and make cautious choices at the different stages of their life.

Source African Daily Voice

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