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Sponsorship- Post-graduate courses run on part-time basis at the University of Mauritius, University of Technology

 Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Administrative Reforms

Circular Letter No. 8 of 2004 Ref: E/70/1/07 (T)

                                                                                                                                                         02 February, 2004
From: Senior Chief Executive, Ministry of Civil Service Affairs &  Administrative Reforms

To:     Supervising Officer i/c Ministries/Departments
Sponsorship - Post-graduate courses run on part-time basis at the University of Mauritius, University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM)and other recognised local institutions
           This Ministry is putting up another scheme to sponsor public officers following post-graduate courses run at the University of Mauritius and University of Technology, Mauritius, as well as in other recognised local institutions.  The courses chosen should be on a part-time basis, as from 5 p.m during weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays.  The objective of the scheme is to provide senior public officers the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and upgrade their intellectual capabilities with a view to ultimately professionalise the decision making process and the delivery of public services.
 2.       Eligibility Criteria
           (i)       The scheme is open to all Officers drawing a salary in a scale the top of which is not less than Rs 27,200.
           (ii)      Application for sponsorship of part-time courses run only after 5 p.m during week days and during weekends will be considered.
           (iii)     Age
                      Officers should preferably not have reached their 50th birthday at the time of application.
           (iv)     Field of Study
                       The field of study chosen should have a direct link with regard to the officers? duties and post held.
           (v)      Holder of a first degree
                        Officers should be holders of a first degree from a recognised University and should reckon at least five years' service in a substantive capacity in their respective cadres.
           (vi)     Funding
                      The sponsorship which shall be of up to an amount of Rs 200,000, includes registration, examination and other related fees payable to the University of Mauritius or University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) or other recognised local institution.  The payment will be effected on a refund basis on presentation of relevant evidence (original receipts).  No re-sit will be funded as this will have to be borne by the Officers.  Officers not completing the course should refund the Government the amount sponsored.
           (vi)     Bond

Sponsored Officers will be required to enter into a bond in accordance with the provisions laid down in the Personnel Management Manual.
          (vii)    Recognition/Accreditation

For courses run by institutions other than the University of Mauritius and University of TechnologyMauritius, the Officers applying for sponsorship should also submit documentary evidence from the National Accreditation and Equivalence Council (NAEC) and Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) regarding recognition/accreditation of institution and equivalence of the course chosen.
3.       Examination Leave
          An aggregate of three weeks' leave per annum shall be granted for revision and examination purposes.
4.       Eligible officers are invited to submit their application to this Ministry on the enclosed prescribed form.
5.       The scheme shall be deemed to be effective as from January 2004.
6.       This Circular Letter together with the application form are also available on the website of the Ministry at the following address: