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‘HIE staff don’t stand still!’

While development opportunities are extended to Mauritanian nationals at HIE, expatriate teachers are also encouraged to continually develop professionally. Achievements in 2022 have included the following.

Moustapha & Aminetou CTP

Moustapha and Aminetou successfully completed a 2-week CTP (Certified Training Professional) course in Istanbul in May. Post-course, they were tasked with creating individual portfolios, specifically related to the work that they do at HIE. These qualifications have given HIE the opportunity to become a certified ICDL testing and training centre.

Mohamed Yarba

In May and November, Mohamed Yarba Meissara was awarded 2 certificates after successfully completing two workshops provided by the Education Development Working Group, under the sponsorship of the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP). The two workshops were:

  • Adult Learning Principles and Learning Styles, 16-19 May 2022
  • Assessment and Active Learning, 31 October – 3 November 2022

Gerry & Rona

Rona was awarded a Google Certified Educator Level 1 certificate in August.,

Gerry was awarded Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2 certificates in October and November.

Google Educator with its array of educational tools, such as Google Classroom, Sheets, Drive, Forms etc. is a digital learning platform that enables learners and teachers to have a highly-interactive, communicative and collaborative experience. As well as a remote-learning tool, it can be utilized effectively for Blended and Project-based learning.

Denba Bigue successfully completed a CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course in Meknes, Morocco in August/September,.

The course included collaborative planning, peer observation and shared evaluation and feedback. Within this framework, Denba completed 6 hours of individual teaching which was observed and assessed by an experienced trainer. The course also included 60 hours of input and 6 hours of observation of experienced teachers. Denba is now well placed to deliver effective language and skills lessons, using a variety of classroom teaching techniques successfully.


Hafed Mouloud

Hafed Mouloud who has obtained the examiner-corrector certificate to correct and evaluate exams for the French diplomas, DELF (Diploma of studies in French language) and DALF (Higher Diploma in French language).

The exams for these diplomas are written in France, and take place all over the world, where there are centres specialised in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language, such as the Alliances Françaises or the CREL (specialized center which is located at the University of Nouakchott). The tests are corrected locally by examiners who are certified by the French national education system.