Mauritius, a Centre of Excellence for Education
In view of developing Mauritius as an innovation-driven economy, the Government of Mauritius aims at positioning Mauritius as the leading education hub for the region. Mauritius is today a significant provider of quality education. Building upon this reputation, Mauritius is attracting an increasing number of local and international students.
The development of Mauritius as a regional hub for high quality education and training in the knowledge industry will act as a catalyst in broadening the Mauritian economy and in providing necessary support to the existing and upcoming sectors. From this outset, transforming Mauritius into a knowledge-based island would require the contribution of highly productive skilled and qualified workforce so as to attract new generation of investment and to maintain the country’s competitiveness.
GDP contribution: 4.8% (2017)
Gross Tertiary Enrolment Ratio: 46.6% (2016)
Total employment: 26,680 (2017)
Pre-primary schools: 883
Primary schools: 318
Secondary schools: 176
Training institutions: 507
Publicly-funded tertiary educational institutions: 10
Private tertiary educational institutions: 41