a press article dated 21 June 2014 making reference to an alleged misuse of PC
Tablets distributed by the Ministry to students of Secondary Schools.
Vasant K.Bunwaree Minister of Education and Human Resources called for a high
level meeting on Saturday 21 June 2014 at 10 am at the MITD House Phoenix.
Ramlagun Ag. Senior Chief Executive and other senior Officials of the Ministry
and Mr Sarat Duth Lallah CEO of the Mauritius Telecom
accompanied by a team of experts, amongst others, attended the meeting.
main objective was to ensure that the purpose of the Tablet PC project, which
is to provide Mauritian students with an enhanced learning experience in a
growing technological 21st Century environment, is being fully upheld.
Minister who expressed concern over what was relayed in the media with respect
to safety and security of the students, was reassured by all the stakeholders present,
of the security measures available for an effective response to such unauthorized
acts thus, ensuring for the proper usage of the PC Tablet in a responsible and
Ministry of Education and Human Resources is working in close collaboration
with the Ministry of ICT, the Police, Mauritius Telecom and other stakeholders
in the project with a view in ensuring strict compliance with the policy
guidelines and adopting further measures to enhance security.
his great appreciation for the genius and creative character of the Mauritian
students, the Minister expressed his firm belief in their resilient abilities
to face any upcoming challenges relating to unethical practices.
Minister also took note of the pledge that the student and the responsible
party are being requested to sign for proper usage of the PC Tablet and in
default, the measures applicable thereafter.