University of Mauritius Lazy Administration and Rules

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I have am going back to UOM this semester like many others for my MSc… and I have to say that the rules still suck as they did many years ago… Come on 80% attendance for postgraduate courses? Is it a joke… Many will not be able to make it to the lectures (not easy to get releases)… And their timetables… No communication from the administration prior to their when exactly the course if going to start… I mean, not even an email (do they even know how to email)…

The admin’s biggest fault is that they don’t understand your point. They couldn’t care less that you have to take loans to pay the nearly 80K per year for an MSc or 100K for MBA… They want instant payment even if they give you only 1 day to make arrangements for it… They of all people should know about these things… Blame the Mauritius Post for the delay if you want (that’s another debate), but they still could have emailed you instantly, afterall, you can put your email in the application…

I have to say that the lecturers have improved. They want to change the university for better, fairer principles but are getting stopped somewhere… I’m not saying that there are no lazy lecturers, they’re still here! But it’s good that most are not. I’m quite pleased with the interest that most lecturers put in their lectures and their preparations.

UOM has also has a SLOW and ARCHAIC website (actually a shame for such a university, if you compare to Europe, yes we should compare to Europe cause many of their professional grade websites are designed in Mauritius!) .


Hard-working vs Lazy Teachers

People in Mauritius have recently grown jealous of the dream job of many, school teacher, or educator as they are called now (for college), long paying holidays, short working hours… Little do they know the hard work that many of them put in doing their duty. It is like labour work, except that nobody says they ‘only’ work from 5 to 11 am or so. That’s because their work is physically demanding. Education on the other hand, is mentally demanding, and as exhausting as your private 9 to 6 pm job…

However, there are some teachers who abuse of their positions, to enjoy themselves, make money on tuitions – thus making a bad name for themselves. There are a few examples of those, like Mr X who threatens his students to take tuition with him, or else he will give them bad marks. More

1-percent for Employee welfare? Wait, you only get it if you’re fired!

Something’s not right with this force-upon 1% deduction of your salary for a fund that will give you part of your salary in case you lose your job. Now, I’m not saying that the it’s bad to keep getting a salary when you don’t have a job, but taking 1% each month! It’s like overtaxing the private sector.

The government doesn’t seem to have enough of discouraging people from working in the private sector More