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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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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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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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