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An island off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a small state of the Commonwealth, with a population of over 1.2 million (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in Mauritius is in the areas of higher education and technology-enabled learning. Mauritius is part of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network and benefits from programmes offered by the Southern African Development Community’s Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE), COL’s regional centre. Learners from Mauritius are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available resources.


  • 7,285 certificates have been issued to learners from Mauritius through COL’s Skills Online project.
  • Mauritius Institute of Education implemented the institutional policy for technology-enabled learning developed with COL support.
  • Report on “Technology-Enabled Learning at Four Public Higher Education Institutions of Mauritius” published.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Mauritius include:

  • Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology
  • Academy for Design and Innovation (formerly Fashion and Design Institute)
  • Global Rainbow Foundation
  • Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE)
  • Open University of Mauritius
  • Université des Mascareignes
  • University of Mauritius
  • University of Technology, Mauritius

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mr Youdhisteer Munbodh
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science & Technology

Professor Kiran Bhujun
Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science & Technology

Notable Mention

Hon Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, COL Honorary Fellow

Prof Goolam Mohamedbhai, former Honorary COL Adviser

Mr Armoogum Parsuramen GOSK, former member of COL Board of Governors

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