Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance Mahen Kumar Seeruttun announced a collaboration between Open University of Mauritius and the Financial Services Institute (FSI), which is nearing finalisation for the offering of joint award programmes.
The programmes, he said, will be geared towards turning theoretical concepts into real-life business practices through effective knowledge transfer, with focus on job and future readiness in the financial services field.
Minister Seeruttun also highlighted that discussions had reached an advanced stage with Global Finance Mauritius – the apex body representative and broad-based financial services association in Mauritius – for collaboration in the design and conduct of specialist training to the Global Business Sector inspired from training recommendations set out in the Financial Sector Blueprint.
In his address, Seeruttun emphasised the importance of continuous training which he said was a necessity for the prosperity of Mauritius in respect of promoting knowledge and skills. The financial services industry was poised to become the main engine of growth for the Mauritian economy and also for job creation.
He concluded by reiterating that a culture of continuous education had been one of the hallmarks of Asia’s great success stories, such as Singapore, which transformed itself from a developing country to a modern industrial economy in just one generation.