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HIE bounces back!

HIE recorded a dramatic victory over the University of Nouakchott in an exciting football tussle in the Maracana 5-a-side pitch. This was a return encounter and HIE were looking for revenge after losing a final to the University in early May, 2022. The HIE team was ably represented by the following students:  Aboya (Captain), Cheikh, Djibril, Chamak, Brahim, Hamid and …

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Military English Program – Session 7

After four months of hard work, session 7 of the Military English Program came to an end. The session started on November 15th, 2021 and ended on March 3rd , 2022. During this period, the participants took part in an intensive English course, and they were given the opportunity to build and improve their language skills in both general English …

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British Ambassador Visit to HIE

The British ambassador to Mauritania, Mr. Colin Wells, accepted a long-standing invitation to visit HIE and was received 1 March 2022. Colin has been in the country for about a year and had known about HIE, but COVID restrictions had postponed such a visit – until now. Received by the Commandant, Col. Ebdemel, and senior staff, the ambassador was briefed …

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Change of Command at HIE

We welcome to the Institute Col. Abderahmane Sidi Ebdemel who has recently taken over command of HIE from Col. Mohamed Lemine Zamel. A ceremony was held at the Institute to mark the handing over on Wednesday 3rd November at which the guest of honour was Brigadier General Moctar Bala, second-in-command at the Etat Major. After the speeches, there were cakes …

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Baba Adou – PhD Student at the University of Florida

We say au revoir, and thank you for your service to Baba Adou. Baba was one of the original cohort of National teachers to join HIE and served with us from June 2016 to August 2021. Baba contributed much to the development of the curriculum and took particular responsibility for the teaching and learning of Arabic on the degree programme. …

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Internal Quality Assurance Unit

The Internal Quality Assurance Unit (CIAQ/IQAU) of the Higher Institute of English was established on 6 November, 2020 subsequent to the ministerial order No 745 dated 2 October, 2020 creating internal quality assurance units in higher education institutions and setting up their mission and composition. The aims of the Internal Quality Assurance Unit are: –      to contribute to the …

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Secretariat Executif Du G5 Sahel

HIE was approached through official channels in September 2020 by G5 Secretariat with a request for English courses for a number of their personnel. The HQ is housed in Nouakchott. G5 Sahel has been in existence now for some time and is tasked with the mutual defence, security, governance and development among the 5 member countries; Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, …

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BP Apprentices – Job Well Done

A celebration was held at HIE Friday 29th January. In attendance were the BP Technicians along with Fatima Boye from BP Mauritania. The event was to mark the successful completion of a one year course in English language development for the Technicians who are on a 4-year path to job qualification and full competency. After a brief presentation, the Technicians …

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English for Industry

The In-House Courses Department was awarded a contract to devise and run a one-year English programme for 24 technicians. The technicians had been recruited and appointed by BP. HIE has expertise in designing courses for special purpose English having already done so in various sectors including banking, the military, and air traffic control. However, this was to be a full-time …

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English for Staff College

At the end of 2019, HIE was approached by our good neighbour, Staff College, with the request to provide an English course for their as part of their military training programme. More than 50 staff were initially tested and included serving personnel not only from Mauritania but also other countries including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Mali. The programme required 80 …

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