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Interview

Dhanjay Jhurry: "Getting to focus on a few laureates each year – as if something extraordinary will come out of it – is not very good"

With the results of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) out last week and the celebration of the laureates, Weekly speaks to Dhanjay Jhurry, vice chancellor of the University of Mauritius (UoM). He talks about the perceived elitist education system and believes that the whole educational landscape should be reviewed. He also discusses alternatives to the academic stream and shares the UoM's vision and the new programmes put in place. 

Culture

History of sega and dance in the Indian Ocean showcased

Thursday saw the official unveiling of the exhibition Tschiéga ségas., musiques et danses de l'Océan Indien hosted by the Conservatoire National de Musique François Mitterrand with help from the l'Institut Français de Maurice and the European Union. Curated by Fanie Précourt, the opening of the exhibition was marked by a guided tour by Maeliss Dubois and the director of the conservatory, Claudie Ricaud. The exhibition has been organised to coincide with the first anniversary of the opening of the Musical Heritage Museum at the conservatory.

Education special

The alternate routes for higher education

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) results are out. So, in the last couple of weeks, Weekly has published education specials to highlight the different options for tertiary education locally and abroad. This week sees the culmination of that series with a special focus on post-secondary school studies when it comes to professional qualifications, training and uncommon further studies options.

What's On

The car industry: The market explained

Mauritius loves its cars. The evidence for that is that each year, an average of 20,000 new vehicles come onto the roads and the automobile sector sprawls across multiple sub-sectors and market segments, from the market for new cars, to the second-hand car market, to after sales and maintenance and even bulk fleet management companies.

For some people, affinities for different vehicles cannot be rationally explained. They like certain types of cars but have never questioned the reason for their affinity. For others, there are major considerations such as cost and practicality. Some surveys and analyses of consumer patterns even suggest that there is a correlation between the choice of a vehicle and one's own personality. 

Whatever the reason behind the choice is, buying a car is an important decision. It is choosing a companion to spend many hours with on a daily basis for a number of years. Considering the number of vehicles on the market, this can be a daunting experience. For that reason, Weekly is publishing a series to shed more light on the large automobile sector in the country, allowing prospective car buyers to know what kind of cars are on the market and what to look for when buying cars as well as car-related services.

Whether you are a fan of German cars or an amateur of Japanese or European ones, or you are not concerned about the origin of the vehicle you would like to drive, you will find in these series enough information to guide your choice, starting with the newest models on the market and the bestselling cars of different brands.

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