Admission in Secondary Schools
in Grade 7
With the implementation of
the Nine Year Continuous Basic Education reform, ALL pupils having completed
Grade 6 move to Grade 7 of a Regional Secondary School.
The MES is responsible for
allocating all the seats in Grade 7 in Regional State Secondary Schools and 50%
of the seats in Grade 7 in grant-aided Private Secondary Schools. Managers of grant-aided Private Secondary
Schools fill the remaining 50% of seats at their own discretion.
Admission in any given
Regional Secondary School is based on the parental choice, the Grade Aggregate
of the pupil at the PSAC Assessment and the residence of the pupil in the geographical zone.
All applications for
transfer to a State Secondary School must be made in writing to the Ministry,
either at the office of the Zone Directorate or that of the Secondary Education
Directorate at the central Head Quarters level.
Applications are considered
in the light of vacancies available in the school(s) requested.
Documents needed: Birth
Certificate of student, NIC of Responsible Party, proof of residential address
and the last examination results. Other
relevant documents may be requested as justification in given cases.
The Ministry carries annual
transfer exercises as follows to fill vacancies existing in State Secondary
· Grade 7 mid-December
· Grades 8 to 10 in November/December
· Grade 12 in February after
the issue of School Certificate results
The Ministry does not
normally transfer students in Grade 11 and Grade 13 of State Secondary Schools.
For transfer to a Private
Secondary School, Responsible Parties should contact directly the Manager of
of students coming from abroad
Mauritian citizens returning
from abroad should apply at the office of the National
Equivalence Committee, situated at the
Head Quarters of the Ministry, for the admission of their children in a school
They should, in addition to
their identity documents, submit relevant documentary evidence in respect of
the schooling of their child abroad and examinations passed.
The above also applies to
expatriates coming to work in Mauritius who should, in addition, submit copy of
their residence permit issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.