The List of Indicative Priority Fields of Study (LIPFS) is a guide to all those embarking on further studies. It is intended to inform students of areas/sectors where the country would need high-level qualified manpower in the future, so that after their studies they hold good prospects of securing a job in the field in which they have been trained. From a national point of view, this would reduce mismatch between the demand and supply of graduates in the labour market in the future, minimize the extent of graduates unemployment and underemployment while ensuring that there is no shortage of skills in areas deemed to be of vital importance for the country’s socio-economic and cultural development. The List is also a major reference document for the award of scholarships and for capacity building in human resources at the tertiary level.
Graduate Tracer Studies are carried out on a regular basis by the Commission in respect of Full-time Degree graduates of the University of Mauritius and the University of Technology, Mauritius. The objectives are to estimate the level of employment, underemployment, unemployment and job satisfaction, as well as the proportion of those pursuing further studies. These studies also aim at assessing the length of time that it takes graduates to find a job that corresponds to their qualification including employment difficulties encountered as well as the relevance of programmes of study to the world of work and the extent to which the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired are eventually utilised on the job. The studies assist the tertiary educational institutions and policymakers in reflecting on the future challenges from the world of work and in bringing necessary changes to their teaching and learning process.
The Tertiary Education Management Information System is the database for tertiary education in Mauritius. It contains vital statistics on aspects of the tertiary education sector relating amongst others to enrolment, programmes, staff, budget, costs, research, etc. The database is regularly updated through surveys and research studies, in the light of which various reports are produced.
The Report “Participation in Tertiary Education” is an annual publication of the TEC which contains latest statistics on enrolment in the tertiary education sector. The report gives a succinct but comprehensive view of the tertiary education landscape in Mauritius. It treats tertiary enrolment from 3 broad perspectives, namely in relation to the publicly-funded institutions (PFIs), distance education/private providers as well as those going overseas.
Within the context of implementing Government’s decision to grant free transport to full-time students, TEC has been given the responsibility to act as focal point for the private post-secondary education sector. In this context, all private post-secondary educational institutions running full-time tertiary level programmes are requested to get the necessary approval of the Commission before submitting their application for free transport to the National Transport Authority.