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UoM – Money Making Institution?

 

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Today I was very surprised to see a letter written by the UoM council representative, addressed to the following key personalities:

    i. Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam , GCSK,FRCP , Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius.

    ii. Dr Vasant Kumar Bunwaree, Minister of Education, Culture and Human Resources

    iii. Prof S Jugessur , GOSK , Pro – Chancellor and Chairman.

    iv. Prof S D D V Rughooputh , Ag. Vice – Chancellor.

    v. Mrs S R Issur – Goorah, Registrar

    vi. Dr P. Mohadep, Director of Tertiary Education Commission.

    vii. V Babajee , President of Student Union

   viii.All Students on Campus Via mail and notice board.

Here are some key points of the letter:

1. Penalty Fees

concerning penalty(for students who fail a whole year and need to repeat that year), exemption and late module registration penalty fees.

I (the council representative) am making a humble request to all concern authorities to cancel the penalty.

There is also a Facebook Group with over 900 members: PENALTY FEE Rs. 20,000 by UoM – Nous pas le!!!

2. UoM is responsible for the level of failures( number of repeaters and terminated).

a student normally needed to have 16 to 20 points prior to 2008/09 for admission but now a student with only 4 points easily gets a seat at the University. It is clear that the level of maturity and intelligence of a student having 20 points to that of a 4 points is different.

3. UoM Administration

Proper policies , attention, and support, should be provided to students.  This is where the administration of the University failed. Being the council representative, I don’t want students to pay for any mis-management for which they are not at all responsible.

UoM admits weak students, makes them fail and get  penalty fee from them to reduce the deficit created by its own mis-management. This is purely business and not quality or world class education.

When I enrolled for a degree course at the UoM, I used to hear from the student’s union, the motto: UoM: qui attire la créme de la societé Mauricienne. Today, with the introduction of policies like Penalty Fee, the motto has been modified: UoM- the Money-Making Instution qui n’attire pas nécessairement la créme de la societé Mauricienne. Ironic na??? 😕

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9 responses

  1. Spot on! 😦

    Can you post the full letter?

    7 September, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    • check ur @umail.uom.ac.mu inbox

      7 September, 2009 at 7:08 pm

  2. Can I also have a full copy of the letter?

    7 September, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    • check the notice boards on the campus…

      7 September, 2009 at 7:20 pm

  3. Ziyad

    S-H-O-C-K-E-D!!! This is what i feel after reading your post.

    1) Re: ” UoM is responsible for the level of failures( number of repeaters and terminated).
    a student normally needed to have 16 to 20 points prior to 2008/09 for admission but now a student with only 4 points easily gets a seat at the University. It is clear that the level of maturity and intelligence of a student having 20 points to that of a 4 points is different.”

    Maybe true! So what? There’s also the other side of the coin. Does a student having 4 points no right to get a seat at the UoM?? If this is so in your opinion do tell us why? Also is it always the less mature and intelligent students – as you call them – that fail?

    2) Re : “When I enrolled for a degree course at the UoM, I used to hear from the student’s union, the motto: UoM: qui attire la créme de la societé Mauricienne. Today, with the introduction of policies like Penalty Fee, the motto has been modified: UoM- the Money-Making Instution qui n’attire pas nécessairement la créme de la societé Mauricienne. Ironic na??? ”

    Ah bon? I don’t think so!!! Almost all my friends and other people i know who got 4 or 5 A’s in HSC had the UoM at the top of their wishlist to pursue their tertiary education. Also ask the students going to Six Star Colleges where would they prefer to have their tertiary education. 90% of them will tell you UoM! So I don’t see your so-called ironic statement “UoM- qui n’attire pas nécessairement la créme de la societé Mauricienne” justified.

    Lastly I also disagree with the penalty fee. But how can one say that UoM admits “weak” student and make them fail???? Completely childish!!!!!!

    7 September, 2009 at 10:43 pm

  4. Naizlah

    That’s making money on poor people’s head…its scandalous! that our university which claim to be international level,..papati papata!! has stoop to this level to cover deficit accumulated because Mr Vice chancellor or chancellor want re-decorate his lame office..or they are over producing rubbish manual that are not food for thoughts wasting money, when they can’t set up an online library on campus. Its scandalous!!!

    9 September, 2009 at 10:25 pm

  5. Naizlah

    And about the revised points..most of lecturers are disappointed and demotivated by this governmental decision..

    9 September, 2009 at 10:27 pm

  6. “Also ask the students going to Six Star Colleges where would they prefer to have their tertiary education. 90% of them will tell you UoM! ”

    FAKE..More than 50% of the students(if they had financial backup), they would not even think about UOM..

    10 September, 2009 at 9:09 am

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