Dr Ramgoolam exhorted the students to make a commitment to continue to work relentlessly towards an even brighter future.
He recalled that the Maurice Ile Durable project was launched for the benefit of this generation and that of future generations, adding that students have a greater stake in the success of this project.
‘Highly educated and motivated young people, such as yourselves, are called upon to drive the country’s sustained development. You will eventually have to ensure the welfare of our citizens and provide a better quality of life for yourselves and for those who will come after you’, said Dr Ramgoolam.
The Prime Minister pointed out that Government has adopted a flexible approach for admission to lower six with the objective of giving more students the possibility of pursuing higher secondary studies.
In a bid to widen access to tertiary education, Dr Ramgoolam said that steps have been such as investment in new state-of-the-art physical infrastructure and university campuses across the country. According to him, these investments will help in unleashing the full potential of the country.