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BCM – Getting closer to the customer

As one of our longest running In-Service clients, the Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM) has been sending their staff to HIE for English training for over two years now. For the first year, we provided classes after working hours from 18:00-20:00. At the end of 2017, and after conducting a student survey, the programme was radically reconfigured; HIE now has …

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HIE Teacher Training event

HIE Teacher Training event, March 16th, 2019. The Presidential Decree of 2016 commits HIE to the task of developing English language teaching in Mauritanian Secondary Schools. HIE has been engaging with Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) for the past 2 years to carry out this mandate. To this end, a second successful teacher training event was organised on March 16. 2019. …

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, Friday 8th March 2019 The day was the epitome of collaboration between students and staff, led by Lemguebille and her Gang of Executors. It had fun, fitting tributes, frivolity and food. The over-riding message of women’s place in society and achievements was heralded with fitting tributes from students. The emblematic video of Malala Yusuf (voice over by …

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B3 Graduation Session 3

Monday 5th February marked graduation day for our Session 3 military students. 4 classes of 56 students started the session on 7th May 2018 out of which 37 personnel were awarded certificates with STANAG 6001 scores at this time. (Others were not able to complete the 180 course owing to operational reasons). The graduates were drawn from several sectors of …

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Internships

As part of the Elective Programme for the 3rd year students on the degree course, HIE has established contact with a number of leading companies, government entities and organizations to set up internships for our students. It is hoped that the one month attachments will give our students valuable work experience and connections in the world of work. The interns …

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État Major Sponsored Staff Trip

Following on the success of last year’s trip to Banc D’Arguin, the Commandant asked us again back in November 2018 to draw up a list of teachers who would like to go on a sponsored trip to see something of Mauritania. The destination was to be the oasis of Terjit, Atar, and the ancient historical town of Chinguetty. The majority …

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BP Sponsored English Programme – Phase 2

At the end of the scholarship programme that ran through to July 2018, BP announced that they would be willing to fund another 120 hour course for up to 50 deserving government ministry personnel. In conjunction with the MPEM course coordinator, class lists were drawn up including a number of students from Phase 1 and new students from the same …

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Our new first-year students

This year, we reached another exciting milestone. Our third intake of students arrived in October, so we now have students at every level of our undergraduate degree. And what great students they are, too! Full of ambition, eager for knowledge, keen to acquire new skills – some of the best of Mauritanian youth. We’re looking forward to the next three …

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BILC visit to HIE

BILC (Bureau for International Language Coordination) is an organ of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) concerned with language standards and competencies among the NATO countries and countries that partner with NATO. Col. Petko Petkov (Secretary) and Ms. Julie Dubeau M.A. (Associated Secretary) paid a visit to HIE on Thursday 13 September. HIE had earlier this year taken initial steps to …

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BP Sponsored English Programme – End of Phase One

The English training programme for 50 BP sponsored personnel from various government entities ended July 2018. By that time, HIE had completed the 120 hours of English agreed in the contract with BP. The course had run for 8 months and, on 7th August, an event was held to celebrate the end of the course. The Commandant addressed the students …

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