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Mauritius Institute of Education


 24.1 The Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) was established in 1973 as an institution for teacher education, curriculum development and research in education. It is the main publicly-funded professional body entrusted with the training of teachers at pre-primary, primary and secondary levels. It provides both pre-service and in-service teacher development programmes and offers a range of courses leading to certificates, diplomas and post graduate certificates in education. It runs a Degree Course in Education in conjunction with the University of Mauritius and the MA Education programme in collaboration with the University of Brighton.
24.2 The MIE is headed by a Director who is supported by a Deputy Director and other professional, sub-professional, administrative, technical and general services staff. The main operational units comprise academic, administration, finance and library. We are strengthening the structure with the provision of additional levels to facilitate the organisation to meet its mandate.
Systems Analyst (New Grade)
24.3 A Computer Network System is being put in place at the MIE whereby all its departments will be interlinked. We are providing for a new level to be responsible for the administration and maintenance of the system.
Recommendation 1
24.4 We recommend the creation of a grade of Systems Analyst. Recruitment thereto should be made by selection from among candidates having a Degree in Computer Science together with experience in systems administration, networking and programming.
24.5 Incumbent would, among others, plan, organise and direct the functions of the Information and Communication Technology Unit, assist the Institute in implementing its strategies and install new software and train users.

Graphic Designer (New Grade)
24.6 The MIE provides a number of courses and training through Distance Education and E-Education. In this perspective, training and educational materials need to be properly formatted, drafted and designed to meet its target group. We are, therefore, providing a new level to cater for these services.
Recommendation 2
24.7 We recommend the creation of a grade of Graphic Designer. Recruitment thereto should be made by selection from among candidates possessing the Cambridge School Certificate with credit in five subjects together with passes in at least two subjects at “Advanced level” including Art/Design and a Diploma in Visual Arts or Graphic Designing or Communication Graphic or an equivalent qualification. Candidates should also be proficient in operating Hardware, Graphic Software, Macintosh and PC Platform.
24.8 Incumbent would be required, among others, to create, design and produce publications (newsletters, brochures, manuals, journals) and graphical presentations, do research and investigation related to graphic, assist Lecturers in producing educational and multi-media teaching materials and be responsible for the work from pre-press/conception to printing/on-line publications.
Assistant Technician (Printing)
24.9 In our 1998 Report, a QB has been inserted in the salary scale of the grade of Assistant Technician (Printing). To proceed beyond the QB, officers should possess the vocational qualifications of either the National Trade Certificate Level 3 of the Industrial and Vocational Training Board or a Record of Unit Credit issued by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate.
Recommendation 3
24.10 We recommend that officers in the grade of Assistant Technician (Printing) should possess either the National Trade Certificate Level 3 of the Industrial and Vocational Training Board or a Record of Unit Credit issued by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate in order to proceed beyond the Qualification Bar (QB) provided in the recommended salary for the grade.
Sabbatical Leave
24.11 A Sabbatical Leave Scheme exists at the University of Mauritius that enables academic staff to conduct research and pursue programmes of academic activity at a University or other institutions approved by the Council. Representations have been received that the MIE be requested to introduce a similar scheme.
Recommendation 4
24.12 We recommend that the Mauritius Institute of Education considers the advisability of setting up of a Sabbatical Leave Scheme for its academic staff.
Qualification Bar
24.13 A Qualification Bar has been introduced in the salary scales of certain manual/technical grades with a view to encouraging officers in these grades to acquire the required qualifications to keep pace with emerging technologies and meeting the functional requirements of the organisation.
24.14 Recognition/Accreditation of prior learning is a provision designed primarily for those employees who have acquired skills, knowledge and experience over the years but having no formal proof of competence in their respective fields. In many instances such employees who have the necessary skills cannot attain the top of their salary scales due to Qualification Bars (QBs) inserted therein.
24.15 The Bureau considers that experiential learning could be recognised in these cases. In these circumstances the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) is best placed to deal with the matter.
Recommendation 5
24.16 We recommend that concerned employees direct their request for Recognition/Accreditation of acquired experience, which should be of at least 15 years in the relevant field, to the Mauritius Qualifications Authority. On obtention of the necessary Recognition/Accreditation, they can apply to the Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Administrative Reforms for clearance to proceed beyond the Qualification Bar. This recommendation should in no case apply in relation to academic qualification.
Political Activities
24.17 In our 1998 Report, we recommended that full time academic staff of the MIE should not be allowed to participate in active politics as involvement in such activities disrupts the proper functioning of the Institute. We are maintaining this recommendation.
24. MAURITIUS INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
SALARY SCHEDULE
MIE 1 : Rs 4800 x 125 - 5675 x 150 - 7025
General Worker
formerly General Field and Office/Premises Worker
General Office/Premises Worker
MIE 2 : Rs 5300 x 125 - 5675 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8025
Stores Attendant
formerly Storeman
MIE 3 : Rs 5425 x 125 - 5675 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200
Watchman
MIE 4 : Rs 5675 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 8400
Gardener
Library Attendant
Office Attendant
MIE 5 : Rs 6125 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000
Senior Gardener
MIE 6 : Rs 7025 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000
Senior Library Attendant (New Grade)
MIE 7 : Rs 6125 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 9750
Printing Assistant
24. MAURITIUS INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (Contd.)
MIE 8 : Rs 6125 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000
Driver
Technical Attendant
MIE 9 : Rs 6275 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10300
Binder
Cabinet Maker/Carpenter
Electrician
Painter
MIE 10 : Rs 7025 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10300
Senior/Head Office Attendant
MIE 11 : Rs 5975 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 11000
Receptionist/Telephone Operator
MIE 12 : Rs 6725 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10300 QB 10600 x 400 - 11800
Assistant Technician (Printing)
MIE 13 : Rs 6725 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 12600
Assistant Stores Officer
MIE 14 : Rs 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 12600
Assistant Technician (Printing) (Personal)
MIE 15 : Rs 6875 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 13000
Word Processing Operator
MIE 16 : Rs 7025 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 13400
Clerical Officer/Higher Clerical Officer
Clerk/Word Processing Operator
24. MAURITIUS INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (Contd.)
MIE 17 : Rs 9750 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 13400
Senior Binder
MIE 18 : Rs 7025 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000
Library Clerk/Senior Library Clerk
MIE 19 : Rs 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000
Assistant Finance Officer
Executive Officer
Stores Officer
MIE 20 : Rs 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 17600
Educational Data Assistant
MIE 21 : Rs 10300 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 17600
Confidential Secretary
MIE 22 : Rs 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 17600
Technician
MIE 23 : Rs 13000 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 17600
Finance Officer
Higher Executive Officer
Higher Stores Officer
MIE 24 : Rs 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 19400
Graphic Designer (New Grade)
Library Officer
MIE 25 : Rs 16000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000
Senior Finance Officer
Senior Stores Officer

24. MAURITIUS INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (Contd.)
MIE 26 : Rs 13000 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 21600
Instructor
MIE 27 : Rs 15500 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 21600
Principal Executive Assistant
MIE 28 : Rs 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 23200
Assistant Librarian/Cataloguer
MIE 29 : Rs 15500 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 23200
Senior Technician
MIE 30 : Rs 18800 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 24000
Principal Stores Officer
MIE 31 : Rs 14200 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Administrative Assistant
MIE 32 : Rs 16500 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Systems Analyst (New Grade)
MIE 33 : Rs 18200 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Senior Instructor
MIE 34 : Rs 19400 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Chief Technician
MIE 35 : Rs 16000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 30000
Deputy Head Librarian
formerly Deputy Librarian
MIE 36 : Rs 17600 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 30000
Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer
24. MAURITIUS INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (Contd.)
MIE 37 : Rs 23200 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 34000
Assistant Registrar
MIE 38 : Rs 28000 x 1000 - 34000
Financial Controller
Head Librarian
formerly Librarian
MIE 39 : Rs 28000 x 1000 - 37000
Senior Lecturer
MIE 40 : Rs 30000 x 1000 - 37000
Deputy Registrar
MIE 41 : Rs 32000 x 1000 - 39000
Registrar
MIE 42 : Rs 35000 x1000 - 40000
Associate Professor
MIE 43 : Rs 42500
Deputy Director
MIE 44 : Rs 45000
Professor
MIE 45 : Rs 47500
Director