Curtin Mauritius team presents research findings at the Mauritius Research Council
July 9, 2018
Picture: Graduate Work-Readiness Curtin-Mauritius research team (From left to right) – Dr Shafiiq Gopee, Dr Sarita Ramanan – Hardin, Mrs Odylle Charoux and Mr Vikash Rowtho
Absent from the Photo: Ms Loga Balla Soupramanien
The dissemination of the findings of a research project carried out by a team of Curtin Mauritius academics was held in June at The Mauritius Research Council (MRC).
The project entitled “Towards Graduate Work Readiness in Mauritius: A multi-stakeholder approach” was funded by the MRC under their Small Scale Research and Innovation Grant Scheme.
The presentation was conducted at the MRC and saw the participation of various stakeholders such as: academics, employers, students, governmental bodies and NGO’s amongst others.
The study explored the nature, causes and consequences of GWR challenges in Mauritius from various stakeholder lenses including government/regulatory bodies, employers, final year tertiary level students, as well as Tertiary Education Institutions.
A collaborative practical framework to promote graduate employability in Mauritius was then proposed. Salient Mauritian GWR issues appear to range from graduate attitude to overly academic tertiary curricula, and an elitist educational culture which over-emphasises academic prowess.
Whilst evident concern for GWR was noted among all the stakeholders involved in the study, there remains a strong need to further strengthen their linkages for a more collaborative and effective approach.