To sum up the recent happenings, The University of Mauritius advertised a Bachelor of Pharmarcy (BPharm) course 4 years ago and a few weeks before the end of the first batch’s course, the Pharmacy Board of Mauritius announced that they do not approve or recognize such course by the University. Some years back, the board rejected the university’s demand to hold such a course. Some of the reasons brought forward at that time and even today are the lack of qualified lecturers, the contents of the course modules and the lack of adequate infrastructure on the campus.
On top of that, I find that the University has been showing a “fer-foute” behavior. I just heard that the Vice-Chancellor said that he was not aware if the Pharmacy Board rejected their application. WTF?
One graduate per family
The whole blame cannot solely be put on the University, at least, not on the other courses taught on the campus. “One graduate per family” has been the aim of the government but however, nothing is said about the future of those thousands of unemployed graduates in the island.
- Students with lower grades are allowed to pursue an undergraduate programmes.
- A few courses taught here have no big prospects on the local market
- Since a few years back, the campus is like a “bazaar”. The campus is no more the same what I have known.
- Some courses were held at other locations due to the lack of rooms on the campus. (Is it still the same today???)
As a graduate of the University of Mauritius, I deeply sympathize with those students who are supposed to graduate with that BPharm degree soon. I can try to understand their state of mind as well as that of their parents right now.
Be strong. Hope that a solution will be found soon.