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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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End of Year Celebration

The celebration was well-attended by staff and students and was held mostly in the Atrium. Year 1 Group 4 were responsible for organizing the event. The purpose was to celebrate the completion of the academic year at HIE and to apply all the organizational and collaboration skills learned by students over the previous months. The order of events on the …

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Mike O’Shea Irish Adventurer

Mike O’Shea, Irish mountaineer, adventurer and mountain safety consultant came through Nouakchott on Friday 30th March. He was travelling from Dublin to Cape Town overland on a new expedition. HIE was privileged that he and his companion, David Gleason found time to talk to students. His latest expedition takes him through Congo-Brazzaville which is rarely visited. However, he spoke most …

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HIE Celebrate International Women’s Day

For the second year running, on March 8th, the Higher Institute of English celebrated International Women’s Day. A luncheon was held for all 36 female students and staff. This was twice the number of  last year as HIE has expanded considerably. Next year we are going to need a bigger cake!

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British Ambassador Visits HIE

Thomas Reilly, non-resident British Ambassador came to the Higher Institute of English on his first visit to the country. He spoke about his personal experience of the value of education to an audience of both military and degree students. He switched effortlessly between Arabic, French and English in his talk.   Captain Mohamed Mahmoud El Hadramy Commandant of HIE said: We …

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End of Year One

The Higher Institute of English (HIE) presented transcripts of achievement to all its first year of degree students on June 8th this year. The Commandant, Mohamed Mahmoud El Hadarmy said “it has been an eventful first year and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved. A year ago, the Institute was just an idea. Now it is a …

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The President visits the Higher Institute of English

The President of the Republic visited the Higher Institute of English on 2 December 2016. He was accompanied during the visit by the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Minister of Interior and Decentralization, the acting Minister of National Defense, the Director of the Office of the President of the …

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The Inauguration of the Higher Institute of English (HIE)

On 25 November 2016, the Minister of National Defense, Mr. Diallo Mamadou Bathia and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Sidi Ould Salem, presided over the inauguration of the Higher Institute of English. This was an opportunity for Captain Mohamed Mahmoud Ould El Hadramy, Commandant of the Institute, to present detailed explanations of this new academic institute …

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First day of term

Commandant El Hadramy inspired the students on their first day at the Institute to be motivated to learn and succeed as future citizens of Mauritania. The students got to learn about the Institute and meet the staff and each other.   Looking forward to the year.

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